Patient Advocate

Department: Patient Services

Reports to: Patient Services Manager


GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Advocate Volunteer at the Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) is a regularly scheduled volunteer who has a heart for our ministry and patients. The Advocate meets with patients, establishing a rapport through the intake process. During a patient appointment, the Patient Advocate will discuss the patient's situation, her options, provide resources and offer a pregnancy test. Advocates play a vital role in the daily operations of the Center by providing valuable interaction with patients and staff. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Meet with patient and use Patient Intake Form to discuss her life situation in an atmosphere of warmth and compassion through active listening and other helping skills

  • Follows appointment flow guidelines for each appointment

  • Discuss patient's pregnancy options using a Decision Guide

  • Offer appropriate peer counseling to a patient's situation, including resources and referrals

  • Work with a nurse for the pregnancy test and medical intake portion of the appointment

  • Promote an ultrasound appointment and/or Expecting Miracles classes as next steps for a patient, when applicable

  • Tidy and stock consultations rooms prior to each shift

  • Look for opportunities to share the love of Jesus Christ and His plan of salvation

  • Appropriately follow up with patients according to the policies and procedures and guidelines of the Center



  • Must complete Advocate Training, EvanTell Evangelism Training and any other training deemed necessary by the Patient Services Director

  • Follows all policies and procedures established by the PRC and makes note of changes as they are announced

  • Read through and be familiar with patient brochures

  • Regularly review resource lists and other community referral sources for patients

  • Read through articles or other information provided by staff

  • Role-play with other volunteers and Patient Services Director; keep up on discussing important information such as abortion procedures, abstinence discussions and gospel presentations

  • Complete all initial orientation training and education within 30 days of hire/volunteer engagement





  • One shift per week (One year commitment unless otherwise discussed with Patient Services Manager)

  • Three Volunteer In-Service Meetings per year