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Your support of Helping Hands PRC saves unborn lives and strengthens families in Hillsdale County. Without the generosity of our local community, we would not exist.

Financial Donations

We appreciate your financial donations, which are used to:

• Offer free pregnancy testing
• Provide ultrasounds at no charge (coming soon!)
• Provide options counseling
• Purchase material resources for mothers and children
• Sustain educational programs
• Create a welcoming and safe environment for our clients
• Develop new ways of outreach to the local community
• Sponsor events

You can make a donation using your PayPal account or any major credit card. If you would like more information about making a donation, planned estate giving or monthly giving options, contact us at (517) 437-7020.

Volunteer Opportunities

The work of Helping Hands PRC depends on the time and talents of our dedicated volunteers. If you would like to join our team, please consider the many options below:

Client Advocate

Client advocates provide support and encouragement as they help each client consider her options and connect her to the resources available to her. Advocates are good listeners and educators who offer practical advice. As a client advocate, you must complete new-volunteer orientation and client advocate training, attend monthly in-service/staff meetings, and commit to volunteering for one shift per week.

Receptionist

Receptionists greet guests, answer the telephone, and direct clients to the services they need. They are responsible for clerical duties such as filing, photocopying, and data entry, as well as occasional light housekeeping. As a receptionist, you must complete new-volunteer orientation and receptionist training, attend monthly in-service/staff meetings, and commit to volunteering for one shift per week.

Earn While You Learn Mentor

Earn While You Learn (EWYL) mentors educate young mothers and their partners about subjects including pregnancy, child development, parenting, and nutrition. Our Earn While You Learn curriculum supports effective and positive parenting. Clients choose a personalized lesson plan and are empowered as they learn and earn “Baby Bucks” to spend in our store. Having parenting experience is a requirement for this position. As a mentor, you must complete new-volunteer orientation and EWYL training, attend monthly in-service/staff meetings, and commit to scheduling at least two (three hour) shifts per month.

Blessing Store / Blessing Closet Organizer

This position involves sorting, cleaning, and organizing clothing and other items donated for the clients. You must complete new-volunteer orientation and come in to work when available, preferably at least one shift per week.

Office Cleaning

This volunteer helps to maintain a clean and welcoming appearance at the Center. Duties include vacuuming, dusting, mopping, and cleaning the bathrooms, offices, and staff room/kitchen. Individuals or groups are welcome to help clean; volunteers must commit to cleaning once a week when the office is closed.

Special Events/Fundraising

Volunteer special event coordinators assist in helping with our annual fundraisers. Duties could include planning, promoting, or setting up for events. Time commitments will vary by event and your availability.

Computer Work

This tech-savvy volunteer assists with data entry, primarily related to fundraisers. This commitment varies as needed for specific events

Bulk Mailing

This volunteer helps with bulk mailings for newsletters and fliers for fundraisers and special events. This commitment varies by event and your availability.

Church Liaison

The church liaison shares information with churches regarding the needs of the Center, particularly fundraisers like Baby Bottle Blessing and other events. The church liaison must attend an annual church liaison meeting and occasional special meetings related to fundraising events.

Skilled Labor

These volunteers maintain the grounds and building (e.g. painting, electrical, plumbing, roofing, construction and landscaping) as needs arise.

Life Skills Mentor

The life skills mentor works directly with clients to address their educational needs. This position requires the ability to enlist instructors who can teach nutrition, banking, sewing, cooking, purchasing a car and insurance, budgeting, canning and gardening, and more.

Other

We are willing to consider any gift or talent that you may have that is not listed here. If your skill will enhance our organization and benefit our clients, we would like to talk with you. Contact us at (517) 437-7020.

Today is the perfect time to start again.