Volunteer Opportunities at Care Net

Care Net of Puget Sound is a volunteer-led organization, with over 400 active volunteers! But we are always in need of more.

If you’re interested in serving, here’s how you get started…

We offer the Care Net of Puget Sound 101 Introductory Seminar which is basic training for all volunteers.  This event will help you learn about all the ways you can serve at Care Net. The seminar covers everything from current abortion laws to the Biblical basis for the Sanctity of Human Life and how Care Net’s program services are structured to meet the unique needs of our community.

You will be able to hear from staff, ask questions and learn about training requirements. From here, you will begin the process of application and training to prepare you for your specialized field of service.

Check back to register for the next Care Net of Puget Sound 101 Introductory Seminar.

For questions call Kerry at 253.383.6033 or email [email protected].

**Care Net of Puget Sound does not accept internship requests.

Download our Volunteer Opportunities Catalog and read about the variety of ways volunteers support Care Net!

Frontline Training & Positions

Volunteers who serve in direct client care roles participate in classroom training to help prepare them for the demands of their position. The training is 32 hours of classroom instruction, which includes practicum/role playing drills in different client scenarios. You will also participate in a self-study course in addition to classroom training to further help develop Pregnancy Coaching skills.

There is a $60 fee to attend this training, which helps cover the materials you will receive.

Center Receptionist
Answer phones, schedule appointments, greet clients, administrative work and more. (Typical time commitment is one 4-hour shift per week.)

Client Advocate
Meet one-on-one with women, explore pregnancy options, share the Gospel, maintain client relationships and more. (Typical time commitment is one 4-hour shift per week.)

Parenting Mentor
Opportunity for Women & Men! 
Facilitate individual and group parenting classes, act as a mentor to encourage and advise young parents-to-be or current parents of young children. (Typical time commitment is one 4-hour shift per week.)

Program Training & Positions

Smart Programs Speaker
*Opportunity for Women & Men!
Make a like-changing impact in the lives of teens by going to public schools, organizations and churches to present interactive and educational sexual health programs. (Time commitment is flexible based on schedule.) Smart Programs volunteers are trained by the Smart Programs staff through a three-step process, which includes both observation and one-on-one training. Contact Smart Programs directly to get started. Email [email protected] or call their direct line: 253.336.5956.

Purposeful Parenting Presenter

Teaching leader for Purposeful Parenting workshops attended by clients, families from local area churches and community members. Requirements: attend annual meeting, participate in workshop-specific training, and commit to co-teach two to four 4.5 hour workshops per year.

Healing Tide: Post-Abortion Support Group Leaders
*Opportunity for Women & Men!

Have you experienced the pain of a past abortion or do you have a compassionate heart for those who have? Join us in ministering to hurting men, women, and couple’s who have experienced abortion and help them find healing and hope from their pain. You can participate in the transformative work God does through this ministry by becoming a group leader. Volunteer leaders are trained by Healing Tide staff through a combination of classroom instruction, role-play, video training, and shadowing to develop group leadership skills and facilitate post-abortion Bible studies. Time commitment is flexible based on schedule, but typically involves co-leading at least one 8-week group or weekend retreat each year.

Healing Tide: Pregnancy & Infant Loss Support Group Leaders

Have you experienced the devastating loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth, or infant loss? Or do you have a compassionate heart for those who have? Join us in ministering to women who are mourning the loss of an infant or pregnancy. We need understanding group leaders who can walk with our clients as they grapple with this unexpected grief. Volunteer leaders are trained by Healing Tide staff through a combination of classroom instruction, role-play, video training, and shadowing to develop group leadership skills and facilitate pregnancy & infant loss Bible studies. Time commitment is flexible based on schedule, but typically involves co-leading at least one 6-week group or weekend retreat each year.

Healing Tide: Outreach Speakers
*Opportunity for Women & Men!

Have you gone through the Healing Tide program and have a spark to get the word out about the ministry? Do you have a personal testimony about recovering from your past abortion, pregnancy loss, or infant loss? Help us get the word out to churches, small groups, and community programs that Healing Tide offers free groups to those looking to heal from these losses. Volunteers are trained by Healing Tide & Care Net staff through a combination of classroom instruction, practice sessions, and co-presenting at various events. Time commitment is flexible based on schedule and outreach opportunities.

Ministry Support & Special Events Training & Positions

*Opportunity for Women & Men!
Most Ministry Support and Special Events Positions are on-call or as-available. Training is brief and project-specific, and there are no training fees involved.

Administrative Help
Assist with general clerical and administrative tasks, including mailings, data entry, copying, manual and packet assembly and more.

Facility Maintenance
Help with electrical, plumbing, pest control, handyman services or cleaning services and more.

Delivery Driver
Deliver supply orders and baby boutique supplies between centers.

Development
Act as a community representative to visit area churches, make phone calls and assist with donor events.

Baby Bottle Campaigns
Help recruit churches to participate, prep baby bottles, count and clean bottles after campaign.

Special Events
Attend, sponsor, host a table, join a planning committee, set up and tear down.

Church Liaison
Keep your church updated on volunteer training opportunities, baby boutique needs and other events at their local Care Net pregnancy center. Be the main point-of-contact for your church.

Hospitality, Marketing, IT, Accounting or Other Professional Support

Medical and Legal Advisory Council
Provide consultation and professional services, be a resource for the Board of Director or clients.