Our Process: UHPP offers a wide range of volunteer opportunities, which are detailed below. To participate as a UHPP volunteer, you must complete a Volunteer Application (available here) and send the completed application to AmyWolff@uhpp.org or by mail to UHPP Volunteers, 855 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206.
Once we have received your application, you will be contacted to schedule a personal interview. At that interview, a staff person will review your knowledge and understanding of UHPP's mission and services, your interests and qualifications, and the time you are willing to commit. We will also check your references. Our goal is to match committed community volunteers who share our mission with appropriate activities that support our provision of medical, educational and advocacy services. Volunteer jobs vary in their requirements and training is provided. Time commitment can be on a weekly, monthly or as-needed basis, depending on the activity. Some positions may not have current openings, but we will continue to accept applicants for future openings.
Current Volunteer Positions:
Patient Escorts welcome clients and monitor anti-choice picketing activity outside our Troy and Hudson health centers during specific week days. Lobby volunteers work to influence state and federal legislation. Voices for Planned Parenthood help track and respond to local mainstream and social media coverage related to our agency and our priority issues.
Outreach volunteers assist help educate the public about UHPP services and facilities by staffing information tables at community events and fairs, and by canvassing and knocking on doors in the community. Volunteers also assist with reproductive health advocacy campaigns by gathering petition signatures at community events such as live music performances, comedy nights, fairs.
Health Center administrative support, including filing and copying, requires a minimum time commitment and is hugely helpful to staff. In addition, a limited number of non-medical volunteer positions that involve patient contact are available in our health centers. Please contact us for further details.
Teen Clinic Assistants help supervise and facilitate Teen Clinics in Albany and Hudson on Thursday afternoons. Volunteers may also assist with specific Positive Youth Development activities as needed by staff, such as college visits, parent/youth movie nights, museums and cultural visits. We are currently exploring the use of volunteers with professional teaching experience in meeting requests for basic level sexuality education program requests.
Development volunteers help to engage current and potential supporters by planning special events, including Planned Parenthood Young Leaders (PPYL) events for 40ish and younger professionals. Some volunteers provide office assistance to the Development team as needed.
Office assistance as needed by staff, including copying, filing, and data entry for departments as assigned.
Community supporters who only participate in visibility and outreach events, and who engage in advocacy support via the PP Email Action Network.
Further volunteer inquiries can be directed to AmyWolff@uhpp.org.