5 Reasons Women Hesitate to Serve at Eve Center
It’s not a secret that Eve Center wouldn’t exist without it’s volunteers, especially the wonderful peer-to-peer counselors. The whole mission, to promote healing and growth for women through biblical, no cost, safe and confidential peer counseling and training, is based around our peer-counselors. When a person decides to take on this roll it means Eve Center can reach at minimum two more women who desperately need guidance, love, and God’s healing.
Have you been on the fence about becoming a volunteer peer counselor? Maybe you’re feeling called to step up but are hesitant. Here are some reasons and solutions to things that might be holding you back:
You don’t feel like you are qualified– We wouldn’t expect you to do this unprepared, so that’s why Eve Center offers basic training to every woman looking to become a volunteer. Training is held twice a year: beginning in September and February. It is a 12-unit course designed to give you the tools you will need to be a peer counselor. Each class is led by a team of trained staff and volunteers from the Eve Center.
You work full time and can’t attend training– Trainings are offered on Wednesday mornings from 9-12 AND Wednesday evenings from 6-9 at Eve Center Headquarters in Deer Park/Silverton.
You can’t afford the class fee– There is a fee of $125 per person for each training session. This includes all course materials. If money is an issue there are partial scholarships available, so please reach out to see how we can help you.
You feel like you don’t have much to offer another woman– You would be surprised at how many other women have gone through similar situations you have experienced. Sometimes all she needs is an attentive listening ear, and the conversation will begin to flow from there. Whether it be advice, listening, sharing resources, or simply sharing scripture and praying, showing you will be there for someone in their time of need can help them begin the recovery process.
You don’t feel comfortable doing one-on-one peer counseling– Even though the main heartbeat of Eve Center is individual peer counseling, there is also a need for women to lead group sessions as well as book studies. Recovery groups are offered three time a year in early February, early June, and mid-September. Book studies last 6-10 weeks and are offered in spring, summer, and fall.
If you have any more questions, want more information, or would like to fill out an application visit our website at www.evecenter.org, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call us at 513-985-9959.