We love having people help out here at Alpha Women’s Center. To help you figure out if volunteering with us would be a good fit for you, take a look at the faqs below. Also, please look at our Code of conduct and Statement of faith.

If I want to volunteer, how do I go about it?

Call either the Des Moines or Ankeny office and leave your name and address and we will send you information and an application. Go to our Contact us page for our details.

What are the requirements to be a volunteer?

You must be an active member of a fundamental baptistic church and agree with our Statement of faith.

Why do you have a doctrinal statement?

We are members of Life Matters Worldwide (formerly Baptists for Life) and they have a doctrinal statement. Also, we offer Bible studies and would expect everyone to have the same understanding of the Scriptures. We take the Bible literally as the Word of God. Find out more about our Spiritual beliefs.

Do I need to give references?

Yes, we will ask your pastor and two other individuals for references. We have a form for them to complete.

How long does training take?

The length of training time varies according to the amount of time the woman can spend at the Center. There is a training manual and a Policy and Procedures Manual to go through.

What does a volunteer do?

Some volunteers receive special training to help with clients directly (assisting with pregnancy tests, closet visits, or follow-up phone calls).  Other volunteers help us in a big way by sorting donations, working to keep our resource closet stocked and organized, or helping to keep the offices tidy.

Do you have to wait for a training class to begin?

No, the training is done on a one-to-one basis. After the references are received, we will have you start the training.

May I visit the Center before I make a commitment to volunteer?

Yes, you are welcome to visit and see the setup. The Executive Director will schedule a time for you to come in.

How much of my time is expected of me?

We like a commitment of two times a month. Considering the time and effort it takes to fully train someone, a year’s commitment would also be great, but not required.

If you would like to volunteer, please submit an application in person or by email.