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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

 
Latest News
Feb172020
Tix on Sale for 2020 Courageous Voice Breakfast with Cheryl Strayed!

Since 2011, the Courageous Voice Breakfast has celebrated brave leaders who speak truth in the face of hostility. Now more than ever, Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon believes it's crucial to harness our collective power and amplify our stories.

This is a historic and incredibly monumental year in our country's history as we approach the 2020 election while our reproductive freedom is under attack. As other states across the country take access away, we can and we must ...

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Jan82020
Buy Tix for PPAO Valentine's Benefits!

We’ve all had them: dates that go terribly, hilariously awry.

On February 11th and 12th, Portland’s sharpest storytellers will share “tales from the dark side of dating” at our beloved Valentine’s benefit, It’s Not Me, It’s You. After hearing these personal stories, you’ll leave either feeling grateful for your current relationship — or with the realization that being single isn’t so bad after all!

Please note: Due to overwhelming demand, PPAO is presenting 2 ...

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Aug132019
Share Your Story!

Oregon is the leading state for reproductive health and rights. We have fought hard to get the best reproductive health laws on the books, and now we need your help enforcing them! Personal stories are a powerful tool that can be used to win the hearts and minds of decision-makers, and are critical when advocating to maintain or even expand access to the vital health services that Planned Parenthood provides.

Whether it's affordable birth control, access to sex education or the right to safe and legal abortion, tell us why these services matter to you and the impact that ...

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