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Read on to find out how you can volunteer, be a local leader, work with us, or become a PPAO fellow.

Become a Volunteer!

Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon utilizes grassroots organizing to educate and mobilize diverse voters in support of women’s health. We rely on thousands of volunteers to support our work to protect reproductive healthcare services and comprehensive sex education. It takes a unified action to protect women’s health and promote reproductive freedom. Here are some of the ways you can get involved:

Join a Leadership & Advocacy Team!

Be a local leader. Join a group of lead activists who spearhead local reproductive rights campaigns. Leadership & Advocacy Team members implement all types of activities from fundraisers to education forums to rallies.

Located in targeted districts throughout the state, LATs form the backbone of our grassroots organizing. These dedicated community leaders knock doors, call voters, engage in visibility events, organize fundraisers, lead lobby visits with legislators, write letters to the editor and much more. Without their help this past year, PPAO couldn’t have filled nearly 1,500 volunteer shifts for phone banking, tabling, canvassing and rallying throughout the state.

LATs are active in 8 counties across Oregon. And their impact is being felt around the nation: Planned Parenthood advocacy organizations from Texas to Montana are modeling their own LAT programs on our example. PPAO’s Leadership & Advocacy Teams have even received national recognition with Planned Parenthood Federation of America’s 2015 Volunteer Excellence Award!

Work with us!

Check out our current job openings.

Apply for a Fellowship!

PPAO takes our leadership development program very seriously. Several former fellows are now Leadership & Advocacy Team members, and three of our staff members got their start with our fellowship program. Our staff will look for every chance to expose fellows and interns to leadership development opportunities. We also believe work comes with experience, and getting a chance to take on special projects. PPAO believes in learning first by doing, then by teaching others, and finally opportunities to run events yourself.

The time commitment is typically 10-12 hours a week, occasionally up to 20 hours during our busy season. We will make every effort to provide additional hours if necessary for school credit. The positions are unpaid, but small stipends are available.

Fellows have the opportunity to learn a vast array of skills, including:

Check out our current fellowship opportunities.

Volunteer Spotlight

“I joined Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon's Clackamas County LAT to ensure that Oregon women will continue to have access to the reproductive healthcare services they need and want. I have been horrified by the restrictions in access to necessary services that have been enacted in other states. I decided that I can no longer sit on the sidelines and do nothing while our fundamental right to make our own healthcare decisions is attacked.

“Being on the LAT was a rewarding and inspiring experience. Meeting people and discussing this important issue gives me hope that we can maintain our rights and continue to put the focus on what matters: the health and well-being of Oregonians. Helping to ensure that all Oregonians in need have access to health care, accurate information and the right to make their own choices is very important to me. PPAO has really made a difference in my life and in the lives of so many people. I believe that I can make a difference and that inaction is not an option.”

Ann Robinson
Gladstone

 
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