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Volunteer opportunities (Training provided; Flexible schedules)
Click here for a Volunteer-Application
Answer phone lines
Offer sympathetic listener support (no counseling)
Greet women waiting to see a Birthright counselor.
Serve as Interpreter for Spanish-speaking women – on telephone or in counseling sessions
Field Service volunteers
Make client home visits with partner volunteer
Give honest, caring feedback and encouragement
Refer to appropriate community resources
Make a Donation
Please help Birthright provide free and confidential assistance to anxious women facing an untimely pregnancy. A donation of $100 or more may qualify for the Missouri Pregnancy Resource Center Tax Credit which provides a tax credit equal to 50% of your donation. Limited tax credits are available, so the sooner you make a donation, the more likely you are to be eligible for the tax credit.
Donations are accepted in the form of cash, check, stocks, securities, will bequests and credit cards (Visa and MasterCard).
We can only help if they contact us. Even after 40 years in the community we hear, “I wish I had known about Birthright when I was pregnant”. Please help us spread the word. Those familiar with Birthright’s services can be ambassadors for Birthright, letting someone in need know there is pregnancy assistance available. Could you provide our literature at your place of business, church, or social club? Would you invite us to come and speak to your organization or club? Please contact the office for more information.
Birthright is supported solely by individuals and a few local churches. We receive no State or Federal money. Our office is run by dedicated volunteers. Mail your tax-deductible donation to Birthright at 38 East Gordon Street, Bel Air Maryland 21014. Your donation will go towards the operation of our Bel Air office and outreach to those in need.
Ongoing Material Needs
Maternity Clothes, New or Gently Used
Books on Pregnancy and Childbirth
Baby Clothes up to size 24 months, New or Gently Used
Diapers, all sizes but especially 3, 4, & 5
Baby Wash and Shampoo
To volunteer we ask that you give four hours during the day or two hours in the evening, one day a week. Volunteers are trained to answer the phone and assist clients at the office. To ensure the highest quality of care for our clients, Birthright asks all volunteers for a background check.
We are currently looking for men willing to encourage and mentor our gentleman clients who will be a father for the first time.
sad young ladyIf you are interested in volunteering to help women in need, call the office at 410-838-0443
Above all, we need your prayers. Prayer that we continue to walk in God’s will. That we always put God on display through our words and actions. Prayers that those in need may hear about Birthright and contact us for support and help.
Birthright depends entirely on the generous donations from our supporters.
If you would like to help Birthright in its mission please consider becoming a monthly donor.
Your donation at work – How does your donation assist the many mothers and babies seeking Birthright help?
In 2015 the Birthright office was open 18 hours each week
909 women visited Birthright
516 phone calls were answered
848 free pregnancy test were given
375 Health Department forms were completed
75 pregnant women received Prenatal vitamins distributed by Cowan Pharmacy
4 women received initial prenatal visit with Dr. Myer
176 women received maternity clothes – all given by generous donors
137 newborn layettes distributed
Individual needs according to circumstances
All staffed entirely by unpaid volunteers
Birthright welcomes volunteers of any age, race, gender, or religion who believe firmly in the Birthright philosophy and have a sincere desire to help pregnant women. If you feel you could be a Birthright volunteer, please call 540-898-8558 or e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Training for new Birthright volunteers starts with a full understanding of the philosophy of Birthright as outlined in its Charter and Policy Directives. New volunteers typically start by partnering with an experienced volunteer who is able to answer questions and explain the office operations. Volunteers are able to grow into their role in Birthright at their own pace and develop their knowledge and skills on an ongoing basis through continuous role-modeling with Birthright peers, reading and discussion, and the annual Birthright International conventions.
Providing emotional support and practical help to women is always the first priority of Birthright volunteers. After completing a training program, volunteers are assigned a regular shift at the Birthright office- usually 3-4 hours once a week- that suits the volunteers’ schedule for reliable commitment for a period of time. Volunteers handle a variety of phone calls, including those from girls and women who are overwhelmed about being pregnant or fear they may be pregnant. Volunteers also help women who come to the office, whether for a free pregnancy test, referrals and information or for a welcoming friend. Some volunteers choose to help in other ways, such as sorting and distributing maternity and baby clothes, cleaning the office, gardening or administrative work. Experienced volunteers often make presentations to school and community groups about Birthright and its services.
Birthright of Columbia has rented space, one employee, and an annual balanced budget of approximately $125,000. Major needs now are more space and one additional full time employee who would be our Program Director, responsible for recruiting and training volunteers to provided needed assistance to an increasing number of moms seeking help.
A full time Program Director will free Executive Director Hank Chardos for more community involvement and outreach, publicizing Birthright services and needs, seeking both clients and support, in target communities.
To make a donation to Birthright of Columbia, please click on and complete this form so we can be sure to properly acknowledge your gift and can add you to our donor mailing list. If you would like to support Birthright but don’t want to make a gift at this time, please complete the form with $0 contribution and let us know in the comments of your interest. We will add you to our mailing list for Birthright supporters.
If your choice is to donate using PayPal, please click the Donate button below. Even if you don’t have a PayPal account, you can donate by credit card using their button.
Your gift of $100 will pay for 40 pregnancy tests or the average cost for a client to earn a high school General Equivalency Degree (GED). Both services are provided by Birthright without charge.
Would you like to join our awesome team of Office Volunteers?
An Office Volunteer is the very “Life Line” of Birthright, offering one-on-one discussion and positive assistance to girls and women faced with an unplanned or problem pregnancy. Volunteers are scheduled to serve in the office three hours a week, with another volunteer, and are responsible for following up by phone or email with clients they assist.
There is a three-part training session followed by on-the-job training to observe an experienced Office Volunteer interact with a client. An Office Volunteer is a caring individual who listens with their heart to convey hope. For more information call or email Hank Chardos (803) 543-8144 or email@example.com.
You can complete this online Volunteer Form to express your interest and give us needed information.
A simple way to help is to ask for some of our business cards to hand out.