Planned Parenthood

Greater Memphis Region

Volunteer

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer.jpgPlanned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region needs volunteers to help with some outreach, education and administrative tasks. Volunteers must come to the Memphis health center for an interview, complete an application, submit to a criminal background check, and complete online trainings before beginning volunteer work. All volunteers must possess a commitment to the ideals of Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region.

Community Action Teams:

Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region is starting Community Action Teams (CATs) around the Mid-South to protect and expand access to reproductive rights and essential health care. You can start a CAT team if you have leadership skills; a few hours per week to volunteer; and 8-10 supportive friends, neighbors or colleagues. 

If you would like to start a CAT team, call Community Organizer Gail Tyree at (901) 725-3024 or email her at gtyree@ppgmr.org.

Administration and Data Specialist:

Utilize your knowledge and skills of Microsoft Office applications and database systems to help PPGMR organize and update lists and campaign data. Hours may be flexible, between the 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday. 

Outreach Event Volunteer:

Help PPGMR staff events such as health fairs, neighborhood festivals, and fundraising events. May involve signing in attendees as they arrive, event set-up and clean-up, and facilitating games and activities. Hours are flexible and may include evenings and weekends. 

Education Volunteer:

Education Department volunteers may be called upon to help with a number of tasks including preparation of education and outreach materials, updating lesson plans, online research for grant-writing and program development, assisting with educational presentations to teens and young adults, and helping clients fill out paperwork at testing events. Hours are flexible and may include evenings or weekends.

Internships for College Students:

PPGMR has a limited number of internship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate-level students. 

Interns accepted into PPGMR’s internship program must be enrolled in an accredited college or university and must receive college credit for their volunteer time. They must submit to an interview, submit references, fill out a volunteer application packet, submit to a criminal background check, and complete online training courses.

Interns should commit to working a minimal number of hours per week—ideally, 15 to 20 hours or more—either at PPGMR or an off-site location. Each intern will be paired with a PPGMR staff supervisor who will make assignments and oversee their work.

Internships are offered in the following areas:

  • Public Affairs
  • Education/Public Health
  • Fundraising/Development

To apply for volunteer or internship positions, please send an email to Joan Carr at jcarr@ppgmr.org. Please include a resume or information about previous employment or volunteer work. 

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