Thank you for your interest in the volunteer opportunities at Planned Parenthood!
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.
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.
Health Center Escorts (Rochester & 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.
Monthly Volunteer Night (Buffalo)
Monthly Volunteer Night brings students, volunteers, board members and staff together to work on special projects. Volunteer nights take place on every second Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:30pm at 2697 Main Street in Buffalo. Follow us on Facebook to stay in the loop or email us for more information on the next scheduled Monthly Volunteer Night.
Take Action Night (Rochester & Syracuse)
An activist and advocacy night - part educational, part activity and part social (network with like-minded supporters). Follow us on Facebook to stay in the loop or email us for more information on the next scheduled Take Action Night.
PPCWNY Committees (Buffalo)
Direct Action Committee The Direct Action Committee organizes, leads and engages in protests, rallies, legislative visits and other opportunities for advocacy.
SOS Committee The SOS Committee supports our neighboring states, especially Ohio, as they fight back against their own challenges. The SOS Committee also support patients who need to travel to WNY to obtain reproductive health care.
Speakers Bureau Committee The Speakers Bureau Committee recruits, organizes and trains volunteer speakers (with a focus on patient advocates) for legislative visits, rallies, fundraisers and other public events.
Teach In Committee The Teach In Committee designs and implements a series of educational trainings for PPCWNY’s advocates.
Internships (all regions)
We have a variety of student internships available during the school year and in the summer. Internships are curriculum specific and location specific.
Each internship has specific requirements pertinent to the functional area. 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.