Volunteer as an Abortion Doula
What is an Abortion Doula?
Abortion Doulas, formally referred to as Patient Advocates at CHOICES, are committed, compassionate volunteers who provide the valuable service of companionship and support to our patients. Abortion doulas are a specially trained volunteers who provide companionship, support, and compassionate encouragement to patients during the abortion procedure. Specific job duties include holding hands, answering non-medical questions, being there for a patient emotionally and physically before, during, and after the procedure, holding barf bags, and getting water and heating pads. Please note that each patient’s needs are different, so what our Abortion Doulas need to do to provide this compassionate support is different for each patient.
How can I become an Abortion Doula?
Serving as an Abortion Doula requires specialized training and a higher level of commitment than our non-clinical volunteer positions. For this reason, the process of becoming an Abortion Doula is much more involved for our clinical volunteers.
Contact Grace Booth, our Patient Services Coordinator at email@example.com for information about training and serving as an abortion doula at CHOICES.
Once you’re trained, Grace will send out schedules to sign up for the next month’s shifts by the 15th of each month.
CHOICES Contact Person for Clinical Volunteers:
Grace Booth, Patient Services Coordinator
Office: (901) 274-3689