THANK YOU for your interest in volunteering with Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee (PPMET)! We welcome you and thank you for offering to donate your valuable time and energy to helping our organization fulfill our mission in the community. As part of PPMET’s volunteer team, it is in your power to become part of something you believe in and create long-lasting, positive change.
PPMET volunteer opportunities are listed below. These volunteer opportunities vary depending on your location and availability, our current needs, and available positions. In order to be notified about upcoming volunteer opportunities. Please click the button below to sign up to be notified of upcoming volunteer opportunities in your area.
If you have any further questions or concerns about volunteering with PPMET, please give us a call at 615.345.0952 (Nashville) or 865.231.9694 (Knoxville).
Admin Projects & Support
We sometimes need general assistance in our administrative offices and Health Centers in Nashville and Knoxville. Here's how you can help:
- Data entry*
- Organizing and filing*
- Stuffing and stamping envelopes*
- Materials updates*
- Opportunities may include on-going and special projects*
The mission of Planned Parenthood organizations is to create a world where access to health care doesn’t depend on who you are or where you live — where every person has the opportunity to choose their own path to a healthy and meaningful life, and where every person is empowered to make their own decisions about whether and when to have a child. PPMET has MANY opportunities for supports to engage with us in advocacy activities in Tennessee. Here’s some ways you can help:
- Become a Grassroots Lobbyist for Planned Parenthood. Call, email and meet with your legislator alongside Planned Parenthood as we fight for legislation that advances our mission. You can support us from your computer at home or take action with us at the legislature in Nashville.
- Become a Community Action Team Coordinator. Community Action Team Coordinators are trained by PPMET to engage their friends and family to take action with Planned Parenthood. In the face of threats on our reproductive rights, these volunteers stand up with their community and take action to ensure the generations to come have access to medically-accurate and judgement free education and health care.
- Become an "On-Call Vol." This is the ideal opportunity if you want to get involved but can only make a short-term commitment or have limited availability. You can expect to receive emails inviting you to participate in grassroots advocacy events such as meetings with legislators, letter-writing campaigns, phone banks, sign-holding events, etc. You may also receive requests on an "as needed" basis.
This includes opportunities to volunteer with Peer Education* or our condom distribution program*, as well as general support like tabling* and data entry*. These positions require long-term commitment. Unfortunately, we cannot offer opportunities for non-staff members to provide community education.
At PPMET, we work to ensure everyone has access to the sexual and reproductive healthcare they need. Most importantly, we want to ensure that everyone who enters and leaves our health center feels safe, welcome, and connected to our mission. Here’s how you can help:
- Become a Health Center Advocacy Program (HCAP) volunteer*. HCAP volunteers engage our Health Center visitors to get involved. This may include talking to patients during health center hours, neighborhood canvassing, and other community outreach. These positions require additional training and therefore volunteers with consistent long-term availability (6 months or more) will be considered.
- Become a Clinic Greeter*. We often have protesters activity outside of our Health Centers in Nashville and Knoxville. We are seeking volunteers who can greet visitors in the parking lot and help create a safe and welcoming environment. This is an excellent introduction to becoming a long-term HCAP Volunteer.
Special Events & Fundraising
Planned Parenthood of Middle and East Tennessee is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, meaning that we need to cover our costs of operation through the generous support of supporters in the community. Here's how you can help:
- Help send appeal letters to our donors*
- Volunteer at our fundraisers: Cocktails for a Cause happens quarterly and Amuse-Bouche annually*
- Host a House Party to raise funds with your personal network.
Tennessee Stories Project
The Tennessee Stories Project (TSP) is an effort to reduce abortion stigma by creating a space for Tennesseans to share their personal experiences about abortion. Too often, conversations about abortion are dominated by the voices of those who seek to shame and intimidate. The goal of TSP to promote a culture of compassion in Tennessee and to strip away the stigma associated with abortion by lifting up the voices of those who have had abortions.
To share your story with TSP or get involved with the project, please visit the Tennessee Stories Project website.
Volunteer opportunities listed with an * are only available in either the Nashville or Knoxville area.