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Thank you for your interest in getting involved with Planned Parenthood Greater Memphis Region. Volunteers, interns, and advocates make it possible for us to provide excellent, nonjudgmental healthcare, fact-based sexuality education, and fierce advocacy.

Regular, ongoing volunteer opportunities:

  • Patient Escort: Patient escorts help welcome patients, their companions, and other visitors into and out of the Planned Parenthood building. Escorts serve as a calm presence during protester activity, acting as a barrier between patients and protestors, as well as an empathetic and non-judgmental distraction for patients.

  • Patient Advocacy Program: The Patient Advocacy Program is a vital component of Planned Parenthood’s commitment to building a patient-centered movement. Using healthy neighborhood canvassing, health center outreach, and story collection, volunteers meet health center visitors and community members where they are and empower them to make change.
  • Free Condoms Memphis distribution: PPGMR volunteers distribute free safer sex supplies to 100 sites around Memphis. Hours are flexible and may include evenings or weekends.
  • Education/Promotoras: Education Department and Promotoras Program volunteers may help with 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. Promotoras Program volunteers must be fluent in Spanish.
  • Outreach: 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.
  • Volunteer Doula: Volunteer Doulas engage with patients before, during, and after their abortion procedures to provide emotional care and comfort. Doulas ensure patients’ questions and concerns are addressed prior to the procedure and comfort throughout and after the procedure.

Monthly Volunteer Night

On the first Wednesday of every month, help PPGMR with a variety of administrative projects including assembly of condom packets, information packets, promotional materials, mailings, etc. Join other busy Memphians by giving a few hours of volunteer help a month. We'll provide the refreshments! 

Time:  6:00 - 8:00 pm
Location:  2430 Poplar Ave.

2018 Dates:

  • January 3
  • February 7
  • March 7
  • April 4
  • May 2
  • June 6
  • July 4 HOLIDAY! Volunteer night will be July 11
  • August 8
  • September 5
  • October 3
  • November 7
  • December 5

RSVP: Please RSVP with your name, preferred email address, and phone number at [email protected].

If you would like to volunteer or intern with PPGMR, please click here to submit your application online. Once we receive your application, someone from Community Engagement will contact you to discuss volunteer opportunities that best match your skills and availability with our needs. 

If you have already been oriented/trained, click here for a list of our current volunteer opportunities.


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 fill out an application packet, submit references, participate in an interview, submit to a criminal background check, and complete online training courses.

Interns should commit to working 15-20 hours per week. 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:

  • Advocacy
  • Education/Public Health
  • Fundraising

If you have questions about any of these ways to volunteer at PPGMR, please email [email protected].

If you would like to volunteer or intern with PPGMR, please click here to submit your application online. Once we receive your application, someone from Community Engagement will contact you to discuss volunteer opportunities that best match your skills and availability with our needs.