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Volunteers are an important part of Planned Parenthood Pasadena and San Gabriel Valley. Below is a brief description of our different volunteer opportunities. Please note that not all positions are available at all times. Thank you for your interest and support. We look forward to receiving your online application!

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  • Monthly volunteer night attendees work on a large scale project, such as assembling safer sex kits for distribution, mailers or phone banking. All are welcome to our volunteer nights so bring your friends- they occur the 2nd Wednesday of every month. Good for: Everyone! People who don’t have a lot of time to give but are excited to meet supporters of PP from all walks of life.
  • General office volunteers share their flexibility with us in terms of skills, tasks, and schedule. Duties are mostly clerical and are performed during standard office hours. There are two types of time commitments available.
    • Weekly volunteers who can commit to half or full year of 4 hours/week starting in September or January. Good for: people who love zoning out, tedious work & seeing the admin staff happy!
    • As needed volunteers for when we have a small mailer or project that can be completed within a few hours.  Good for: Freelancers and people who have changing schedules.
Health Centers
  • Health Center Advocates provide education and advocacy opportunities to individuals in our health center waiting rooms. Our goal is to empower our patients into being advocates for themselves. We often use this to respond to current crisis or in recruitment for our STAR Initiative. Good for: People who aren’t afraid to talk to strangers and who can read a room.
  • Health Center Hand Holders ensure our patients feel comfortable and supported before, during, and after surgical abortion procedures in clinic. We are looking for calming and peaceful presences to support our patients. Volunteers in this position serve for 18 months and must be available on Tuesdays. There is a wait list for this volunteer position. Good for: Empathetic people with big hearts and a calming, kind, friendly & supportive demeanor.
Community Outreach
  • Community Ambassadors attend health fairs and local events to share information about Planned Parenthood’s range of services and locations and to help dispel myths about Planned Parenthood. If you are interested in this role, you must attend an orientation which are held 3-4 times throughout the year. Good for: Outgoing, lively & engaging people who like connecting others with PP services and education.
  • Legislative Advocacy components of our organization are continuing to grow. We often have need for people to help with phone banking, petition distribution, voter registration efforts or canvassing for advocacy issues. Good for: People passionate about the advocacy who want to see their work pay off immediately!
  • STAR Initiative is our storytelling group who want to harness the power of personal story and develop skills to tell their Planned Parenthood story. Platforms to share their stories can range from speaking directly with friends, families, lawmakers to stepping onto a public stage at a fundraiser or rally. Good for: Anyone who has a good story to tell why PP is important to them and would like to further their communication skills.
  • Interns support our Public Affairs, Education, Development, and Executive Office departments. Their work is primarily project-based and depends on the current needs of their department. Previous projects have included a community needs assessment, aligning our sexual health education workshops with state and national education codes, and coordinating a phone bank to defeat an anti-Planned Parenthood ballot initiative. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and applicants must be enrolled in school during their internship. Good for: Anyone who has class or school requirements to fulfill!
Special Event Support

Volunteers at special events throughout the year provide support through guest registration, greeting and directing guests, event photography, event set up and clean up, and various other needs. On occasion, volunteers must be at least 21 years of age due to event venue. Good for: People who are good on their feet, flexible and hard working.

Special Skills
  • Graphic Design Squad members lend their design expertise to our staff members in helping update old materials or beautify some new ones. This volunteer position happens from home on your own time and using your own computer. Good for: People who are better graphic design than we are!
  • Photography & Film skills are often needed to help us document our special events or prepare for a new campaign or materials. Good for: Anyone with film or photography experience and your own equipment.
  • Other special skills can always come in handy. We never know when we’ll need a baton twirler or someone who can sign to assist us with something special. Feel free to let us know if you have a special skill that might come in handy one day and we’ll be sure to document it!


Please contact our Volunteer Coordinator at 626.794.5737 x123 or email [email protected]


To learn more about these volunteer opportunities, fill out an application today!

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