Current Volunteer Opportunities
Last updated 2020-07-07
In-person volunteer opportunities are on hold due to COVID-19, but keep checking this page for new remote opportunities to support PPMM and make a difference in your community!
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION - AND RESOURCES/WAYS YOU CAN HELP
"There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives." – Audre Lorde
Last month, we shared resources to support the Movement for Black Lives and the LGBTQ+ community. Some volunteers asked us why, so this month, we want to explain why it’s so important that we support many social justice issues at PPMM, and how they’re connected to reproductive health access, rights, and justice.
, Black feminist scholar and professor, coined the term “intersectionality” in 1989 as a way to understand how a person’s many identities combine to create different experiences of discrimination, inequality, and privilege. For example, Black women face both sexism and racism when trying to access reproductive health care, and as compared to white women. This means that in order to provide health care and advocate for reproductive rights and justice, we have to fight against racism and support the .
And it doesn’t stop there. If we want to achieve reproductive freedom, we need to fight against racism, sexism, homophobia and transphobia, xenophobia, voter suppression, and more, and we have to center the voices and experiences of those most impacted by these oppressions and follow their leads.
We hope you’ll continue to stand with us in support of the Movement for Black Lives, the LGBTQ+ community, and many other incredibly important movements and social justice issues. See below for this month’s opportunities to get involved, and resources and links to take action.
P.S. If you’re interested in what the Volunteer Services team (Mel, Lee, and Erica) is reading to reflect on our work and make changes, check out about recognizing racism in volunteer engagement.
TAKE ACTION ON YOUR OWN TIME WITH OUTVOTE!
Follow Planned Parenthood Mar Monte on the OutVote app to participate in quick volunteer actions, such as Census and Voter Engagement outreach. It gives YOU THE POWER to motivate your friends and family to take action. Download the OutVote app and enter the campaign code 949162 to learn about current actions, which include voter and census outreach.
Note: You will be asked to sync your phone contacts with OutVote. Please be aware that contact information is not stored or shared! Reach out to email@example.com if you have any questions or need support.
Not sure if you’re registered to vote? Need to register to vote? Go to vote.org!
PUBLICLY SHARE YOUR ABORTION STORY
Be trained to speak with a journalist about your personal abortion experience. A PPMM staff member will work with you to speak with the media. Powerful personal stories are often the best way to effect public policy and legislation. For more information, please email Volunteer3@ppmarmonte.org.
CLOTH FACE COVERINGS - DONATE!
Help us keep our staff and patients safe by making cloth face coverings for PPMM! Our staff need to wear cloth face coverings to enter health centers, before putting on their medical grade personal protection equipment (PPE) inside the building. We also need a supply of cloth face coverings for patients who don’t have their own. We’re asking for your help to fill this urgent need.
Go to for all the details. Here are 3 easy ways to help:
1. Make and donate face masks:
Step 1: .
Step 2: to make the cloth face coverings.
Step 3: A PPMM staff member will call you with details about where to send them.
2. Not crafty? No worries! You can make a donation to provide personal protection equipment (PPE).
3. Spread the word! and encourage others to make cloth face coverings.
RESOURCES AND LINKS TO TAKE ACTION
SUPPORT THE LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY