PPHP’s mission is to empower individuals to determine their own sexual health and reproductive futures. We invite you to join us in this mission and stand up for women’s health. Help people get the reproductive health care services and information they need to stay healthy.
Here are some of the ways you can get involved:
Register to Vote
One of the best ways to get involved is to vote! Be sure you are registered to vote in this year's elections, both the New York Primary and General Election. To register in New York, the deadline to register for the NY Primary is August 19 and for the General Election the deadline is October 14. If you need to change you address, the deadline is August 24 for the Primary and October 19 for the General Election.
The deadline to change your Party Enrollment for the 2016 Primary has passed. The deadline to change your Party Enrollment for 2017 is October 14, 2016.
For more information on registering to vote, visit the New York State Board of Elections.
Join our online campaigns and make sure that local and statewide elected officials are made aware of constituent support of Planned Parenthood, sexuality education, keeping abortion safe and legal, and increasing access to health services through targeted emails and petitions. Sign up for the Planned Parenthood Action Network to add your voice.
Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. The letters sections are widely read and are a great place to discuss the issues you care about. Want some help getting started? Email [email protected].
Emerging Leaders Council
The Emerging Leaders Council (ELC) is PPHP's youth advisory council. We are looking for motivated individuals aged roughly 20-35 who care about Planned Parenthood and want to be more involved with our youth work. This is a great leadership opportunity for our young supporters. Click here for an application and to learn more. If you have any general questions please contact [email protected].
Are you a student? Vox: Voices for Planned Parenthood is a nationwide program that aims to educate and inspire a new generation of young adults to advocate reproductive freedom. Students organize events on campus to raise public awareness, educate their peers, work with local Planned Parenthood health centers, and assist in making sexual health a public health and cultural imperative. PPHP’s local VOX chapters are at Stony Brook University and Sarah Lawrence College, and we have other student programs at Pace University, Farmingdale State College, and Purchase College. Email [email protected] for more information.
Knocking on doors is a great way to connect with communities, dispel myths about what we do, grow local support, and encourage neighbors to visit our health centers. To find out when the next “Healthy Neighborhoods” canvass is, email [email protected].
Volunteer in a health center or administrative office
PPHP is able to deliver the high-quality health care and service we do because of the help provided by volunteers and interns. Play a vital role in advancing our mission! Assistance is needed in health services, public affairs, fundraising, education and training, and community outreach. Help others by donating your time and skills.
We'll work together to find the right "fit" and schedule for you! Our orientation helps get volunteers settled in to their new role(s) in our organization. Training is also provided -- it varies by position -- and volunteers have ongoing support from their assigned supervisor and the volunteer office.
To get started, please print out and complete our Volunteer Application. You'll be glad you did. Return the completed form to the appropriate location indicated at the top of the application. A member of the Volunteer or Human Resources staff will contact you.
Have fun at Planned Parenthood. See the entertaining, energetic celebratory video of HHS’s decision to require no co-pay birth control, created by volunteers and friends. Watch Planned Parenthood Goes Bollywood!
Donate to Our Thrift Shop
Your used but usable items can help support sexual and reproductive health programs and services. Donations of fine and costume jewelry, seasonal clothing, bric-a-brac, housewares, art, and decorative home accessories are always needed. Items can be dropped off at the thrift shop at 274 New York Avenue in Huntington, or at any PPHP health center. The shop accepts donations Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. For information or to make alternate drop-off arrangements, please contact us at (914) 467-7342 in Westchester or (631) 240-1128 in Suffolk.
The thrift shop is run by volunteers and we could always use a hand there too!