Crisis Pregnancy Outreach has been 100% run by volunteers since its inception more than 30 years ago. No one has ever received a salary, which enables CPO to make an even bigger difference in the lives of Tulsa area women. We know that volunteers matter, and to honor them we periodically interview and highlight one of our volunteers.
This week we hear from someone whose work you dear readers see regularly… occasional writer for our blog and frequent photographer for all things CPO: Alaina Butler.
Q: In what ways do you volunteer at CPO?
A: I have an office shift every month to answer the phones and help people that come in. I also do some of the photography work for the blog.
Q: How long have you been volunteer with us?
A: I have been volunteering for 15 months now.
Q: How did you find out about CPO?
A: I found out about CPO through my friends, the Justice family who adopted their triplets about two years ago.
Q: Why did you choose to volunteer at CPO versus other organizations? What is it about crisis pregnancies that drew you to us?
A: Honestly it was because of the Justices. I wanted to give back to the organization that had brought their sweet little lives into our church family. I had been wanting to volunteer at a pregnancy center for some time and chose CPO because I had that connection with it.
Q: Why is our cause so close to your heart?
A: Every single person deserves to be loved and part of a family. Every one. Birth mothers, and adopted babies, and adopting families. I love being a part of an organization that cares so deeply about all the people groups involved.
Q: What have you learned about yourself since you began volunteering?
A: I have learned that I can do all things through Christ. My first day in the office I spent most of my shift praying that the phone would not ring, but the longer I have been at CPO the more I have realized that I am just a vessel that God has put here for such a time as this and He can work in and through me in any way that He needs to.
Q: What would you say to anyone who might be considering becoming involved with CPO?
A: Do it! You never know the impact and testimony that you can have in someone’s life! We are called to be the hands and feet of Christ to a lost and dying world. Let’s stop worrying about being qualified and get to work loving people for Jesus.