Merci’s Refuge Residential Program
Merci’s Refuge opened in 2016. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities in our residential home including helping with life skill classes, leading bible studies, worship, mentoring, and night time and weekend shift managers.
F.A.C.E. Committee (Fundraising and Community Extension)
This committee is an extension of the ministry into the community, assisting the PRC with fundraising, donor acquisition, and community awareness. They become the “face” of the ministry to the community, as well as the “eyes” and “ears” of the PRC to better know and understand the community we serve.
Nurses who volunteer their time in one of our six medical clinics are able to use their nursing skills and their medical credibility to better inform the patients in their decisions. Some nurses go through extensive ultrasound training in order to provide ultrasound scans on those women who qualify.
These volunteers go through extensive training to prepare themselves to meet with those individuals who have come to the PRC for a pregnancy test or options counseling.
These volunteers work with our clients in the parenting education program, teaching and mentoring the mothers and fathers as they prepare for parenthood and newborn care.
A dictionary definition of an ambassador is “an authorized representative or messenger.” What we desire each of our centers to set up is a team of ambassadors, one within each church body that supports us, and that officially represents our organization to both the pastoral staff and the congregation of that church.
Clothing Room Volunteers
These volunteers help the PRC with the organization and cleanliness of the material items, training to assist clients with the obtaining of baby items as well as to present the gospel if the opportunity should present itself.
These volunteers give of their time and energy to help with the busy work of the ministry: sorting, filing, mailings, phone calls, etc. Many of these volunteers go through the training to answer the PRC phones and handle incoming calls from potential clients or patients.
These volunteers provide the PRC with the much needed help keeping the PRC looking clean and professional, whether they are helping with general cleaning, deep cleaning or building maintenance.