Current Volunteer Opportunities
Last updated 2021-10-26
|Roe v. Wade Luncheon Fundraising Committee Volunteers
We are looking for fundraising committee volunteers to support our Roe v. Wade Luncheon, a virtual event on January 21 commemorating the landmark US Supreme Court decision and our work in Monterey and Santa Cruz Counties. If you are in or near those areas or have connections there, complete the interest form now! No previous fundraising experience needed (but valued). If you are a supporter of reproductive rights – we are looking for you!
Are you looking to:
- Join a group of passionate PPMM and reproductive health care supporters in the Monterey and Santa Cruz areas?
- Take on a flexible virtual volunteer role that has a major impact on reproductive health care in your community?
- Gain experience in nonprofit fundraising and donor engagement (resume builder!)?
If you can commit to:
- Attending 1 meeting per month (October ’21 – January ’22) and volunteering virtually two to three hours a month on your own time.
- Supporting PPMM by being an ambassador for the upcoming virtual Roe v. Wade Luncheon fundraising event.
- Becoming a sponsor or buying a ticket and attending the event that will take place on January 21, 2022 at noon (tickets range from $25 to $125).
- Inviting your friends, family, and network to attend the event.
Then complete the interest form to join the fundraising committee USING THIS LINK.
Intimidated? Don’t be! We provide ongoing support from PPMM fundraising staff, including:
- Email and social media templates that you can tailor.
- Discussion points about impact of donations to support PPMM.
- Guidance of how to best ask your network to attend a virtual event.
- Understanding how vast your network is and how to engage them.
Not from Monterey or Santa Cruz but want to participate? Be on the lookout in the near future for opportunities to support the Young Professionals Cohort and the Sacramento Capital Dinner Virtual Event.
|Virtual Volunteer Action Hours
When: Wednesday, October 27 from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: virtual Zoom event
Join our Virtual Volunteer Action Hours! By joining, you'll be in-the-know about the work we're doing and how to take action to support our health care, education, and advocacy work.
|Join the PPMM Faith Network for Reproductive Justice
Are you a faith leader or do you know a faith leader who wants to advocate for reproductive justice? Then join our Faith Network for Reproductive Justice! Email Volunteer1@ppmarmonte.org to learn more.
Last month, we hosted a virtual gathering of 12 faith to begin a network that supports our mission and reproductive justice. We encourage you to read the Fresno Bee op-ed about the Texas Abortion Ban, coauthored by four of these faith leaders.
If you or your faith/spiritual community is interested in becoming part of PPMM’s network please email Volunteer1@ppmarmonte.org.
|Share Your Story
Your story can make a difference. Whether it's affordable birth control or the right to safe and legal abortion, tell us why these services matter to you.
We like to uplift a broad range of stories and perspectives to help show lawmakers, the media, and supporters just what we're fighting and advocating for.
COMPLETE THE SHARE YOUR STORY FORM HERE
We have already heard from volunteer story-tellers throughout our service region whose willingness to share their experience is really inspiring!
JOIN A PLANNED PARENTHOOD-AFFILIATED CAMPUS CLUB
Join a Gen Action club on your campus! Several of the Planned Parenthood-affiliated clubs, called Gen Action clubs, are recruiting new members and leaders. Use the links below to be connected with the leaders for the clubs at any of the below schools.
OUR COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, AND INCLUSION - RESOURCES AND LINKS TO LEARN AND TAKE ACTION
Read I’m the Head of Planned Parenthood. We’re Done Making Excuses for Our Founder. via the NY Times, an op-ed from Alexis McGill Johnson, the president and chief executive of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. We must reckon with Margaret Sanger’s association with white supremacist groups and eugenics, and we hope our volunteers and supporters join us in this work.
Alexis McGill Johnson called for us to lend more support to intersecting issues, especially to organizations led by and focusing on issues that impact Black women and other women of color as well as trans and nonbinary people. Here are some resources to get started:
- Learn more about reproductive rustice from the largest national multi-ethnic reproductive justice organization, SisterSong.
- Support the Transgender Law Center, the largest national trans-led organization advocating self-determination for all people, and Familia: Trans Queer Liberation Movement, which works at local and national levels to achieve the collective liberation of trans, queer, and gender nonconforming Latinxs.
- Support the Movement for Black Lives by getting involved in their actions and events, and checking out their resources guides and policy info.
- Support Black Voters Matter and increase power in marginalized, predominantly Black communities: Support the voter registration efforts of Black Voters Matter and their Capacity Building Institute to help provide training and support for community based organizations.
- Join Rachel Cargle’s The Great Unlearn for resources and classes to re-examine our history and present.
- The Obama Foundation provides a comprehensive list of resources to get informed, take action, get engaged, and stand together. Check them out here.
- Learn more about Reproductive Justice from the largest national multi-ethnic Reproductive Justice organization, SisterSong.
- Go to this History of Racial Injustice calendar to learn more about the history and scope of oppression and racism.
- Check out TIME’S UP Guide to Equity and Inclusion During a Crisis
- Read: 10 Steps to Non-Optical Allyship via Mireille Charper, Reparations – Has the Time Finally Come? via the ACLU, 75 Things White People Can Do for Racial Justice via Medium, and The Black Women Who Paved the Way for This Moment via The Atlantic
- Watch: 13th (Netflix, 2016), an incredible documentary by Ava Duvernay that explores the intersection of race, justice, and mass incarceration in the United States.