Volunteer

1 Peter 4:8-10 “Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another…as each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace.”

Lifeline volunteers touch lives in many different ways. So many selfless volunteers have blessed the lives of adoptive families, precious children, birthmothers, and our staff.  If God has gifted you in any of the areas listed below and you feel led to use those gifts to bless others through volunteering, please contact us at the email address provided.

Birthmother Ministry

  • We often need volunteers who can spend time with our birthmothers, mentoring and building a positive relationship with them through providing the birthmother with transportation to appointments, taking her out for an occasional meal or pedicure, etc. If you are interested in providing your time and love in this way, please contact Elizabeth Gilmer at elizabeth.gilmer@lifelinechild.org

Foster Care

Volunteer with Children

  • Childcare provision is often needed and welcomed at foster care support events. This involves care provision for children in care and for children of foster families. Events include the annual foster parent retreat, the annual Christmas party, quarterly foster fellowships, etc. If you are interested in volunteering to help with childcare for one of these events, please contact Elizabeth Gilmer at elizabeth.gilmer@lifelinechild.org *Note: A background check is required for this volunteer position.

Volunteering With Your Small Group or Bible Study

At Lifeline we have several needs that would be best met by groups working together. If you think your small group or Bible Study would like to get involved, please look at some of the needs below and contact us. 

  • Weighted blankets: The benefits of weighted blankets can be traced back to the comfort babies feels when in their mother’s womb. They feel safe and protected from harm. When children who are adopted internationally and are brought back to the states, it often takes time for them to feel secure, these blankets help to alleviate their feelings of insecurity and anxiety. If you feel that your small group would be able to sew some of these blankets to be given to children who have come home from being adopted internationally, please contact Elizabeth Gilmer at elizabeth.gilmer@lifelinechild.org

 

  • A “Taggie” is a small blanket, a square of fleece about 18 inches per side with loops of silky ribbon sewn along the edges in different colors and patterns—(the “tags” from which its name derives). These tags “calm and mesmerize babies” and young children. Our (un)adopted team often takes these special little blankets with them on trips to orphanages to give to the children and babies. If you feel like making some of these within your small group or coordinating the collection of these through your church is something you are interested in, please contact Elizabeth Gilmer at elizabeth.gilmer@lifelinechild.org

 

  • “Blessing Boxes” are boxes we give to families who have just adopted a child internationally. These boxes contain notecards with encouraging verses that are “blessings” to the families who have just partaken in God’s call to love His children. If you are interested in learning more details about how to make these boxes or in recruiting your small group/ bible study to make them please contact Elizabeth Gilmer at elizabeth.gilmer@lifelinechild.org

Questions? Call 205.967.0811 or e-mail us here.