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Thank you for your interest in the volunteer opportunities at Planned Parenthood!

Due to COVID-19, volunteer opportunities are limited. We are currently recruiting volunteer advocates for RESTORE, Sexual Assault Services. Learn to respond to hotline calls from survivors of sexual assault and their loved ones. Contact us for more information. 

Volunteers are essential members of our team. Without them, we could not meet our mission to ensure that high quality reproductive health care services are available to all in our region regardless of ability to pay. We welcome you to our agency as a potential volunteer! Below is a listing of our current volunteer opportunities. 

Click here to download our volunteer application. Click here to download our intern application. Completed forms can be emailed to [email protected].

RESTORE Sexual Assault Services Advocate (Monroe, Genesee, Livingston, Orleans and Wyoming Counties) 

RESTORE volunteers answer hotline and hospital calls in evenings and on weekends. They provide emotional support, discuss options available with the client, offer accompaniment to hospitals and with law enforcement and provide support and information to significant others. All applications will be screened and must complete a 40 hour training. 

Nurse Practitioner & Physician Assistant Students

We are occasionally able to accommodate NP and PA students for clinical rotations. Click here to download our NP/PA student application.

Health Center Escorts (Rochester, Batavia & Syracuse) 

Health Center Escorts greet and accompany patients and visitors into our health centers. As a patient-centered organization, this provides a sense of comfort to everyone visiting. This role is for day-time hours and volunteers help a couple times a month. 

Health Center Advocacy (all regions) 

These volunteers interact with patients and the community to encourage involvement with Planned Parenthood's advocacy work. For example, phone banking, legislative visits and sharing your personal story. The role is for two shifts per week during health center hours, including occasional weekends. 

Education & Outreach Volunteer (Syracuse) 

Education & Outreach volunteers help staff table at community events. This role provides information on Planned Parenthood and where more resources can be found. Schedule varies, including evening and weekend hours. 

Peer Health Advocates (Syracuse)

Peer Health Advocates (PHAs) are college students or volunteers who help teens effectively access health care services at our Syracuse Health Center. They answer questions and provide information about our services. 

Administrative Volunteer (Rochester & Buffalo) 

These volunteers provide clerical and office support to PPCWNY staff members. Duties vary by site, but could include reception greeter, data entry and general office functions. This role is for day-time hours, one day a week. 

Take Action Night (all regions) 

A: Planned Parenthood’s doors are open to everybody, regardless of their immigration status, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, gender, religion or income. You are welcome here. Our partner organization ACLU has great resources explaining your rights here.

Internships (all regions)

We have a variety of student internships available during the academic year and in the summer. Internships are curriculum specific and location specific.

Each internship has specific requirements pertinent to the departmental assignment. Skills or educational background in the relevant academic curriculum is desired. Most student internship schedules are daytime hours, usually one to two days a week. All internships are unpaid. 

Click here to download our volunteer application. Click here to download our intern application. Completed forms can be emailed to [email protected].