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If you have asked yourself "How can I help?" since the overturning of Roe, you are not alone. Donate to our Abortion Care Kit Volunteer Project now to make a tangible difference in the recovery and comfort of our patients!

Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood has volunteer and internship opportunities throughout the year! Volunteers and interns are a critical part of our organization, providing fearless activism for reproductive justice, uplifting the stories of patients, and spreading Planned Parenthood’s mission in our community.

If you are a member of our community who feels passionate about Planned Parenthood’s mission, we encourage you to inquire about volunteer opportunities here:

*Important Note*: The email address you use for the purposes of this application will be the main way that UHPP's Volunteer Coordinator will communicate with you. Check your Spam folder for emails from "[email protected]"

VOLUNTEER APPLICATION

If you are a student at a college or university, please consider inquiring about our internship opportunities here: 

INTERNSHIP APPLICATION

For more information, contact madeliner@uhpp.org

*Important note: UHPP does not always have the capacity to take on an intern for the semester. However, we still recommend filling out the internship application above indicating your interest and availability so we have your information on file for future internship opportunities. Thank you.

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In response to the abhorrent Roe v. Wade reversal, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood has received numerous inquiries from supporters in our area who want to help. One recurring offer is to let folks seeking abortion care stay overnight in their homes. We are overwhelmed and grateful to have such committed and compassionate advocates who want to support our patients in that way, however, Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood is unable to coordinate any such efforts. As an organization, we cannot assume the risk of connecting our patients with people from outside of the organization. There are simply too many factors would be out of our control in these cases. The safety of our patients is our number one priority, always.

We would like to offer some alternative options for folks who are still interested in offering support to out-of-state patients that may be coming to New York State seeking abortion care. 

Five different roles you can fill as a volunteer with Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood in a Post-Roe world

*If you are interested in joining our team as a volunteer in any of the following ways, please fill out the volunteer application linked above. Once you fill out this application, you will be added to an email list where you will get updates regarding upcoming volunteer training sessions, and various ways to get involved.*

Abortion Access Navigator Welcome Team: UHPP is in the process of hiring an Abortion Access Navigator (AAN) to assist patients who are traveling to the Capital Region from across the state or from across the country to get the care they need. AANs help patients by booking abortion appointments, making travel arrangements, and working with patients to help pay for their care. AAN Assistants will work closely with our AAN on an on-call basis to help cover the cost of individuals' abortion care and travel plans. You can donate gas cards, hotel vouchers, etc. to help individual people access abortion at one of our three health centers. 

Abortion Care Kit Assemblers: In these turbulent times when the national landscape of abortion access is uncertain and concerning for those trying to access care, we want our patients from in state and out of state to know that we are here for them. Donate to our list of necessary items, or help to assemble care kits that will be distributed to abortion patients at our health centers, complete with comfort items and snacks. 

Childcare for Abortion Patients: Yet another barrier to abortion care that pregnant people face is finding adequate childcare for the time they would need to be away from home to get their procedure. You can be on-call when our Abortion Access Navigator identifies that a pregnant person will be bringing a child or children with them to their appointment at the health center. We will provide space and toys for children while you watch them.

Community Outreach Tabling Volunteers: In addition to the SCOTUS decision, we are also beginning our busiest community event summer season in nearly three years since the advent of COVID-19! Join a staff member at a community event as a tabling volunteer. Help our staff set up the table, and answer questions from community members about our services. Now more than ever, it is incredibly important that people know that our doors are open, and that Planned Parenthood will continue to be there for them.

Teen Clinic Volunteers: Each week at each of our health centers, our Education Team hosts Teen Clinic. Teen Clinic is a non-judgmental space where young people can come to learn more about their sexual health, make appointments to be seen by a healthcare provider at one of our health centers, and hang out and eat some snacks! Join our educators as we relaunch this program for the first time since the advent of COVID-19!

Looking for MORE ways to get involved with UHPP and advocate for abortion access? Check out our "Upcoming Actions" page. 

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