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

Mission: To 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: Office administration, staffing, and special projects. 

Required Skills: Understanding of and agreement with our Charter; bilingual useful but not required. 

Skills Learned: Communications skills and understanding of  how a volunteer organization works.

Training: We currently provide on-the-job training during our office hours.

Volunteer Types: Individuals who can come regularly or help on occasion or groups who can help once with a big project.

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

Mission: 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 to recruit volunteers and new supporters, solicit donations, and update contact information.
  • Canvass: Convince people to sign petitions or to receive updates at community events, the Farmer's Market or door-to-door.
  • Tabling at events: Providing information and signing people up to receive information and 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 outreach, political advocacy techniques, customer service and nonprofit experience, and office and 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 or groups who can come on a regular basis, help on occasion, or contribute once to a big project.

Contact: Anne-Marie Zell Schwerin, Executive Director; 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; cleaning toys; misc. maintenance projects; weekly grocery shopping for childcare programs; office work; helping on childcare fieldtrips; making 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 working with 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 or groups who can come on a regular basis, occasionally when convenient, or once to help with a big project.