Heartbeat of Toledo needs
volunteers to serve as nurses, parenting instructors, and
Heartbeat is a pregnancy
resource center whose mission is to be the best source of
information and support to women facing pregnancies and to help
moms, dads, and babies in need. All services are free and
“Our greatest need right
now is for nurses—RNs and LPNs—who would do health assessments
and pregnancy tests for the women who come to our offices,”
notes Pat Todak, executive director.
Heartbeat also needs
volunteer advocates who will meet with women facing unplanned
pregnancies to provide information and emotional support, Mrs.
Todak adds. Volunteers are needed to meet one-on-one with new
and expectant moms and dads to facilitate prenatal and parenting
“Our parenting program is
done using a national curriculum called ‘Earn While You Learn,’”
Mrs. Todak says. “Using DVDs, workbooks, and worksheets, we help
new and expectant parents learn how to be the best possible moms
and dads. With each lesson they complete, the parents earn
points that they can use to get the baby items they need,
including clothing, diapers, formula, pack and plays, car seats,
Volunteers are asked to
commit to working four hours per week, either weekly or every
For more information or to
attend a volunteer orientation, call Heartbeat at 419-241-9131.
A volunteer application is also available on their website,
Heartbeat has two
locations: 4041 W. Sylvania Ave., across from Franklin Park
Mall, and 101 Main St. in East Toledo.