Volunteers play a vital role in advancing PPMM's mission. As a volunteer, you will help us provide a higher level of service that would not be possible without your help. Volunteers can work in Health services, Public Affairs, Development/fundraising, or community outreach. Take action and make a difference! Help others by donating your time and skills.
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte Philosophy of Volunteer and Intern Involvement
Planned Parenthood Mar Monte has a long history of volunteer involvement and is committed to providing a rewarding and satisfying experience that offers opportunities for social and intellectual enrichment and personal growth. Volunteers are an integral part of Planned Parenthood Mar Monte and allow us to provide a level of service to the community that would otherwise be impossible.
Get Involved Today!
- Apply to be a PPMM Volunteer (Download PPMM Volunteer Application)
- Return completed application to your local volunteer program coordinator (see last page of application for locations and contact information)
- Contact us to learn more about the volunteer program in your area - Regional Contact Information
- Join PPMM's email list
- In the Health Centers - Volunteer opportunities in the health centers include health center assistant, translator, file clerk, and health center escort.
- Public Affairs - Volunteers solicit support from legislators and public officials, participate in grass roots advocacy activities and voter registration campaigns, conduct research, track local media and serve as representative spokespersons in the community.
- Fundraising - Volunteers help with the annual fundraising campaign, plan and participate in special events, and assist with donor cultivation.
- Community Outreach/Education - Volunteers represent PPMM at important local community functions, offer program support, collect relevant community information and provide childcare during teen support groups.
- Health Center Escorts - Volunteers greet health center clients and ensure that clients and staff can safely and calmly access and exit from health centers when anti-choice protesters are present.
- We have various one-time or on-call opportunities in most areas.
- Time commitments for volunteer opportunities in Public Affairs, Community Services and other program departments vary.
- We ask health center volunteers to commit to a minimum of 100 hours. Evening and weekend opportunities are limited. See health center hours for more information.
The Volunteer Process
All volunteers are asked to complete a volunteer application and submit it to their local volunteer program coordinator. After we receive your application we will contact you to discuss the next steps. Depending on PPMM's needs, there may be a waiting period before volunteers are placed. Volunteers are not guaranteed client contact and may need to perform other duties until their supervisor feels they have demonstrated sufficient commitment and have received sufficient training to move into a role with client contact.
Forms and Immunizations
All volunteers must fill out an application, as well as read and sign forms pertaining to various PPMM policies. Before volunteering in a health center, all volunteers working with clients must show proof of rubella immunization and that they have received a clear TB test within six months. Licensed volunteers may also be asked to provide proof of Hepatitis B vaccination.