Our volunteers ore the life of the organization. Our organization's success does not happen without each volunteer. How much we accomplish is only limited by the number of people involved.
There are numerous ways to get involved no matter how much or how little time you have available.
Amy joined the sidewalk advocacy team as we transitioned to Planned Parenthood in Mishawaka. She volunteers every week, and has a unique ability to be both assertive and compassionate in her outreach. Her ministry partners frequently comment on the MANY people, both Planned Parenthood clients and passersby, Amy is able to speak with due to her pluck and kindness. If every pro-lifer had Amy’s commitment, abortion would be unthinkable in Indiana!
Catherine trained as a sidewalk advocate while pregnant with her seventh baby last November. She waited one month after the birth of her daughter, then jumped into sidewalk advocacy. An Air Force veteran, Catherine is courageous and kind. She will share support with ANYONE at Planned Parenthood including staff, clients, delivery drivers, mailmen, Uber drivers etc. After each encounter, she'll lead her team in prayer for the individual they just spoke to. Thank you Catherine for your pro life leadership!
One day Emma's holding a pro life meeting at her school, and the next day, she’s scanning through TPRs for Voices for Life. She has found herself celebrating Roe’s demise in front of the supreme court, testifying on Indiana’s abortion ban, door knocking, and praying on Clinic for Women’s sidewalk.
When she’s not advocating for the preborn, you can find her playing jazz music or reading a book in a tree.
Jack begin sidewalk counseling when he was a freshman at Notre Dame. He was always willing to take a shift even if it meant skipping class. He would run 4 miles from campus for his shift if he couldn't get a ride. Jack transitioned to D2D Outreach last year. Jack's empathy and listening skills allow him to have meaningful conversations about abortion with everyone--even the clinic escorts. Jack graduated in May, and will become an active duty Naval officer in August. His favorite fast food restaurant is McDonalds.
Originally from Kansas, Lydia is a student at St. Mary’s College. She worked with Students for Life even going on their weekend canvassing deployments. Before the Fall semester started, Lydia emailed Voices for Life saying she would sidewalk counsel every Thursday for as long as was needed. Lydia kept her word, and is at Planned Parenthood for four hours every week! Lydia is cheerful and passionate, and she shares resources with clients whenever she volunteers. Lydia will be studying abroad in Rome next semester.
Every once in a while, an organization is blessed by a volunteer who is willing to ANYTHING to support their mission. Mark Holmes is one of those people. Mark will jump in for door to door shifts, volunteer at events, provide office maintenance, and spend hours combing through terminated pregnancy reports looking for illegal activity. In his free time, Mark enjoys long walks, anything involving tools, and improving his Scrabble game.
Mike joined the pro-life movement with a simple commitment: he would take photos! Mike provides professional photography to share our life-saving work with the world. He is also always on call to jump in if an evening door to door shift needs an extra hand. A father of two, Mike is passionate about engaging Christians in modern art, and he has hosted pro-life art tours at the Snite Museum of Art and the National Gallery.
“If you can’t find anyone else, I will be there.”
That’s Peter’s pro-life mantra. No matter how tired or busy he is, he is ready to take action. Peter moved from California to pursue pro-life work in Indiana. He now works as a 5th grade teacher, and he helps with door to door outreach, enforcement work, and event help for Voices for Life in his spare time. Peter received the “Street Philosopher” Award at our Volunteer Awards Gala. Anyone who works with Peter knows some philosophizing is coming!
Phineas’s family have been involved in the pro-life movement for a long time, but Phin took it upon himself to reach out to train as a Door to Door canvasser. Phin volunteers every Thursday, rain or shine, and uses his personal testimony of adoption to share the pro-life message in South Bend. Phin is always willing to share to pray with hurting people he meetings while on the block. A self-described “History Nerd” and member of the National Guard, Phin is pursing a history degree at IUSB and plans to complete his doctorate.