Here at Faith Aloud, we know that pregnancy experiences and spiritual/religious themes can be deeply personal and complex. We know that pregnant people face difficulty finding judgment-free spiritual support and resources for abortion and pregnancy decisions. Instead of getting the compassionate and comprehensive services they want and deserve, many pregnant people encounter barriers to care, widespread misinformation, and increased stigma.
We know that offering radical compassion, deep listening, and judgment-free spiritual support is more important than ever. Our toll-free, Faith Aloud Spiritual Care Line is here to support people in all of their reproductive experiences, including pregnancy, parenting, abortion, adoption, miscarriage, infertility, and more. Our dedicated Spiritual Care Counselors join callers in their process — free from judgment, full of support, and with understanding for the spiritual themes and conflicts that arise before, during, and even long after making pregnancy decisions.
If you are interested in joining our community of Spiritual Care Counselors from across the U.S. and Canada who are working to provide judgment-free and compassionate spiritual care, apply to be part of our Spring 2024 training cohort today!
Our online Spiritual Care Counselor training is a 12-hour intensive that delves into Faith Aloud’s unique approach to supporting people in ALL of their pregnancy and parenting experiences. The 2024 Spring training will begin April 16th and end on May 2nd. The 3-week training includes virtual classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 3:00pm – 5:00pm ET, as well as self-study between classes.
Commitment: Once trained, advocates are asked to commit to 2 shifts (3-4 hours each) and to attend 1 virtual meeting per quarter for at least 1 year.
Faith Aloud Spiritual Care Counselors come from a diverse background of experiences, from lay ministers and current seminary students, to active and retired ministers and chaplains. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about reproductive justice and spiritual care! Faith Aloud is seeking to build a volunteer team that reflects the diversity of our callers and communities. As such, we are specifically prioritizing prospective volunteers who are people of color, trans and gender expansive, bilingual English/Spanish language speakers, people with disabilities, people with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption experiences.
Please complete an application form, and someone from Faith Aloud will get in touch with you if you are selected for an interview. While we are looking for volunteers who speak Spanish fluently, all training sessions and materials are in English.
Applications will close on Thursday, February 29th at 11:59 PM PT.
For more information, please see our Frequently Asked Questions.