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VOLUNTEER WITH PPST

Planned Parenthood South Texas is always in need of people dedicated to helping the fight for equality. See below for all the different opportunities available and sign up today to become a volunteer. Opportunities vary but only volunteers have access to our volunteer's newsletter. Sign up with the button below!

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Planned Parenthood South Texas in San Antonio, Brownsville, Harlingen, and all of the RGV!

If you are interested in volunteering in the Houston area, please contact Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast. If you're interested in volunteering in the Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Lubbock or Waco area, please contact Planned Parenthood Greater Texas.

VOLUNTEERING WITH PPST CAN LOOK LIKE...

Safety Aide

Safety aides provide assistance by helping clients from their vehicles to the health center. The safety aide may be assigned to any or all of the following duties: greet clients, checks or searches bags, physically escorts clients to and from their cars, and maintains visual surveillance of the facility's front parking lot to identify safety or security concerns.

Tabling

Tabling at various events includes setting up and breaking down after the event, talking to attendees, maintaining the table, passing out PPST merch, and being responsible for PPST's presence at the event. Please note, all new volunteers will be paired with a staff member or a long-active volunteer.

Canvassing

Canvassing is outreach work in communities to help gain support for Planned Parenthood. This is usually to get signatures for petitions and you are always with a group.

Administrative

Administrative work includes the front desk, signing thank you cards, entering data and more. If you aren't an outreach person- no worries! We have something for everyone.

Volunteer with us, and help your community

We appreciate all our volunteers who help our organization grow. From tabling to administrative work, PPST would not exist without our amazing volunteers.

Frequently Asked Questions!

How long does the process take to become a volunteer?

Short answer: yes. Your responses to the 2020 census are safe, secure, and protected by federal law. Your answers can only be used to produce statistics — they can’t be used against you in any way. Learn more at www.census.gov/privacy.

The census will NOT ask you for your citizenship status, social security number, or financial information.

Will I be harassed by protesters?

In March of 2020, every home will receive an informational packet from the Census Bureau to complete the census questionnaire. This year you’ll be able to respond online, by phone, or by mail. Census assistance via the phone will be available in 13 languages and printed guides will be available for 59 more.

Everyone in your house as of April 1, 2020, should be counted — including infants, toddlers, young children, relatives, and roommates. 

What kind of trainings do I need to do?

Alaskans should have received their census packet in the mail in early February. For everyone else, you should have received a packet in the mail in March. Your packet will include instructions on how to fill out the census online if you don’t want to mail it back.

You have until August 14th to complete the census.

What are other ways I can support PPST?

Census Day is April 1st. This is not the deadline for finishing the census! This is the date where anyone who is at your address counts — for example, if you have a relative or a friend living in your household and they move out on April 2nd, you should still count them when you fill out the census.

What if I want to help raise funds for PPST?

There are 3 ways to respond to the 2020 Census from the comfort of your home: 

  1. Online: visit 2020Census.gov or click HERE

  2. Over the phone: Call 844-330-2020 (see phone numbers for other language below)

  3. By mail: mail back the form you received in the mail

What is PPGen?

One person should respond for each home. That person should count everyone who is living there as of April 1, 2020. This includes anyone — related or unrelated to you — who lives and sleeps at your home most of the time. That includes babies, young children, and anyone who is renting a space in your home. 

Remember the census counts everyone living in the United States, regardless of their immigration status or age. The goal of the census is to get a complete and accurate count of everyone living in the United States and its five territories. 

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