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.
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 Christy Harmon Christy.firstname.lastname@example.org *Note: A background check is required for this volunteer position.
Become a Mentor for Families Count
- As a mentor in Families Count, you will be making a six-week commitment to a birth parent completing the weekly class. Our mentors do not attend the parenting classes, but provide discipleship, intercessory prayer and emotional support to birth parents as they learn new concepts and seek to implement them in their families. To become a mentor, please contact Traci Newell at Traci.email@example.com
International Post Adoption Team
- Bonding Bags- As families who are preparing to adopt internationally complete our Crossings Training, they are given a “Bonding Bag”. Bonding bags contain items that will assist the families (with bonding and attachment, language development and gross and fine motor skills) when they meet their child and in the early days home. The Post Adoption Team would love your help collecting these items, making communication folders, laminating handouts, and assembling the bags. Please contact Angie Blackwell at angie.blackwell@Lifelinechild.org for more information.
- Administrative Tasks- Occasionally our administrative team needs assistance with administrative tasks such as filing and copying. If you are a detail-oriented person and have an interest in helping in this way, please contact Angie Blackwell at firstname.lastname@example.org to explore our current needs.
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 please contact Christy Harmon Christy.email@example.com
- Blessings Boxes: When a birth mother entrusts her baby to an adoptive family, there is often a significant grieving period. We give blessings boxes which contain note cards with encouraging verses to provide truth during a difficult time. We also give blessing boxes to International Adoptive 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 Christy Harmon Christy.firstname.lastname@example.org