Women

Birthright

Planned Parenthood

Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)


Birthright

Contact: Joyce Paine, 609 W Birch Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362, 509-529-8678, birthrightww@gmail.com

Mission: Birthright is an emergency pregnancy service staffed by volunteers who provide positive support during and following pregnancy for girls and women who need help. We provide no-cost pregnancy tests, maternity clothes, adoption information, and counseling referrals. 

Volunteer Opportunities: We need volunteers to help staff the office and to help with special projects.

Required Skills: A Birthright volunteer needs to first agree with our Charter. We could definately use someone who can speak Spanish.

Skills Learned: Leaning how a volunteer organization is run. They will also gain communication skills working with clients who come into the office.

Training: We currently provide on the job training, during our office hours. A prospective volunteer comes in and is trained by the volunteer on duty.

Volunteer Types: 

  • Individuals who can come on a regular basis
  • Individuals who can help with a project occasionally when it fits his/her schedule
  • Groups of volunteers who can help out once with a big project

Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho

Contact: Lea Anne Carrington, Volunteer Program Coordinator, 123 E. Indiana Ave. Spokane WA 99207, 1-866-904-7721 x8632, leaanne.carrington@ppgwni.org

Mission: The mission of Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho is to provide exceptional reproductive and complementary health care services, honest education, and fearless advocacy for all.

Volunteer Opportunities: 

Shorter term (one time, occasional or less than 3 months):

  • Make phone calls: Monthly phone banks, two to three evenings between 5 and 8:30 pm or set your own time to make calls, Recruit volunteers for specific activities, Recruit new supporters, Solicit donations from donors, Update contact information
  • Canvass: At community events, the Farmer's Market or going door-to-door, Signing petitions or letters, Signing people up to receive updates and info.
  • Other activities: Tabling at events - providing information and signing people up to receive info and to volunteer, Burma Shave - with a group, holding signs that form a message along a busy street, raising awareness on an issue. Live Action Camp - one to two day volunteer event to raise awareness on an issue and recruit new supporters, Putting together safer sex kits, advocacy kits, etc.
  • Office tasks -printing, copying, filing, etc. 

Long term (3 months plus commitment): Assisting with clinic services.

Required Skills: Belief in pro-choice values and politics; willingness to try a task at least once; reliability. If volunteering in the clinic, an interest in the medical field and Spanish language skills are a bonus.

Skills Learned: Effective community outreach, Phone Banking, Tabling, Networking, Impacting social change, Knowledge of reproductive justice and sexual health issues, Community messaging, Political advocacy techniques, Customer service experience,  Office skills, Nonprofit experience, Community outreach skills, Medical clinic skills

Training: Volunteers are oriented and trained by staff at our health center or at a pre-arranged meeting spot. The timing and depth of orientation depends on the project and the schedule of the volunteer.

Volunteer Types: 

  • Individuals who can come on a regular basis
  • Individuals who can help with a project occasionally when it fits his/her schedule
  • Individuals who can come help out once with a big project
  • Groups of volunteers who can come on a regular basis
  • Groups of volunteers who can help out once with a big project 

Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)

Contact: Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin, 213 S. First, Walla Walla, WA 99362, 509-525-2570, aschwerin@ywcaww.org

Mission: To eliminate racism and empower women

Volunteer Opportunities: Reading to children; helping with kids' activities while moms are in support group meetings; sorting donations of clothing and housewares; cleaning toys; misc. maintenance projects like painting, repairing a playhouse; doing the weekly grocery shopping for childcare programs; misc. office work; serving as extra hands for childcare fieldtrips; making special presentations to girls in Mariposa program

Required Skills: Positive attitude; flexibility; Spanish language skills are a plus; confidentiality; ability to pass background check; must enjoy workingwith children

Skills Learned: Organization; problem solving; working with groups; learning about community organizations and the culture of a nonprofit organization

Training: There is no regular schedule at this point. Orientation and training will occur prior to volunteering starts.

Volunteer Types: 

  • Individuals who can come on a regular basis
  • Individuals who can help with a project occasionally when it fits his/her schedule
  • Individuals who can come help out once with a big project
  • Groups of volunteers who can come on a regular basis
  • Groups of volunteers who can help out once with a big project