Daphne Gallegos '19 cooks French toast in the YWCA kitchen as part of Make a Difference Day.
Photo by Katy Laliotis '21

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

Taylor Wolf, Community Outreach and Education Specialist; 828 S. 1st Ave, Walla Walla, WA 99362; 509-203-7821; taylor.wolf@ppgwni.org

Mission

To provide exceptional reproductive and complementary health care services, honest education, and fearless advocacy for all.

Volunteer Opportunities

Generation Action is a young people's movement that seeks reproductive freedom. Generation Action members register voters, foster campus conversations about sexual assault, and raise awareness about reproductive rights. We also need outreach volunteers to table, collect petitions, canvas, and more.

Required Skills

Verbal and written communication, reliability and excellent follow-through, ability to lift/transport outreach materials, interest in public policy and education issues, comfort with people of varying sexual orientations, socioeconomic backgrounds, and racial identities, belief in pro-choice values and politics, and Spanish language skills are a plus.

Skills Learned

Community outreach, phone banking, tabling, networking, impacting social change, knowledge of reproductive justice and sexual health issues, political advocacy techniques and nonprofit experience.

Training

Staff orient and train volunteers depending on the opportunity and the volunteer's schedule at our health center or a pre-arranged meeting spot.

Volunteer Types

Individuals or groups who can come regularly, help on occasion, or contribute once to a big project. Students could start or join a Generation Action group at Whitman.

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.