This programme encompasses wider Christian issues in addition to pro-life ethics but may be of interest to Christian graduates. Members of the programme are currently assisting pro-life MPs in parliament. According to CARE:
“So how does this work? Every September, we take on a group of graduates who commit to full-time, wholehearted participation in the Programme for the following eleven months. They spend four days a week gaining practical experience in voluntary placements, based in parliament, the media or a third sector organisation. The graduates then come together as a group each Friday to study politics, social action and cultural change through a Christian worldview. With lectures and seminars, a set reading list, projects, debates and networking opportunities, the Programme is a formative year of spiritual, personal and professional development.”
See the CARE Website for more details.
Right to Life
Right to Life are a politically focussed pro-life organisation. They frequently run campaigns and projects which the politically savvy amongst you may wish to help with. If you are interested in working towards change in the political sphere, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
The Gate in Westminster, a non-directional Christian pregnancy counselling clinic, are seeking support in a number of ways:
Advisor: Become trained as an advisor and then volunteer one night every two weeks to counsel pregnant and post-abortive women.
Befriender: Befriend a woman in your local area and offer support during an unplanned pregnancy
Volunteer: This could be in a number of ways like helping with reception and office work, delivering leaflets or offering a skill you have which may enhance the service.
This clinic is a branch of Care Confidential. Contact Clare at email@example.com if interested.
Good Counsel Network
The Good Counsel Intern Programme allows those wishing to get hands on experience in frontline pro-life work, such as pavement counselling and working in a Catholic Pregnancy Centre, to do so.
All interns will receive expert training. Interns receive free accommodation and living costs and will live together in a community, praying and working together.
There is a seperate men and a women’s Intern house. Intern placements are available for periods of 2 and 3 months throughout the year. Please email us if you are interested firstname.lastname@example.org
LIFE Sundays Speakers
The national charity LIFE is looking for one or two (or more) eager young pro-lifers to be trained to do what they call ‘LIFE Sundays’, i.e. appeals for support in (mainly Catholic) churches in their areas.
Short-term or longer contracts, Honorarium and expenses paid. This is a great way to support a charity which works on a daily basis to help mothers and children. For further information email VickyO’Brien@lifecharity.org.uk.
Every summer, the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children offer a competetitive Summer Internship Programme. Interns are paid and do a range of activities which might include fundraising, organising educational events and campaigning. SPUC are also looking for volunteers to give talks in schools and to help them with one of their leafleting campaigns. See this blogpost for more details: 27500 Chances to help unborn children.
Youth Defence Roadshow, Ireland
Ireland’s Youth Defence run an annual roadshow taking the pro-life message onto the streets of Ireland’s major towns through the use of educational stalls and displays.Up to a million people have been directly engaged with the pro-life message by Roadshow volunteers. That personal contact is one of the most powerful tools in keeping public opinion pro-life, and the Roadshow brings that public interaction – and a wealth of top-quality pro-life materials – to the four corners of Ireland.If interested, you can find out more via their website.
SPUC Scotland Roadshow
The event runs for 6 days, reaching between 7 and 9 cities and towns across Scotland. They estimate they will need 30 volunteers, which they hope to make up between members of Project Truth, APS and Youth Defence.The roadshow enables SPUC Scotland to:
- Bring the pro-life message to thousands of people throughout Scotland
- Create a stronger pro-life youth network in Scotland
- Connect a new generation of youth with our organisation