Health Center Advocacy Volunteer - Yakima, WA
WhenIt's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.
Where1117 TIETON DRYAKIMA, WA 98902
Planned Parenthood of Greater Washington and North Idaho (PPGWNI)
Health Center Advocacy Volunteer
As a Health Center Advocacy volunteer, you will gain crucial experience in the nonprofit and advocacy fields and be a driving force in Planned Parenthood’s effort to educate patients and health center visitors. You will work inside targeted health center lobbies and/or waiting rooms to educate patients and engage them in advocacy. Specifically, you share current talking points/issue updates and invite visitors to sign the latest petition. You’ll ask if they’d be willing to share their story and also offer a voter registration opportunity.
The Health Center Advocacy Program seeks to establish a support base that accurately reflects the diversity of the varying groups of people who utilize our services and to provide these supporters with a range of ways to get involved in our work. Often, this is the first point of entry for a patient to become a supporter and volunteer. By engaging patients in advocacy we can educate and encourage them to be civically engaged in their community and protect access to health care.
- Commitment to quality health care.
- A desire to educate and mobilize individuals around health issues through community engagement.
- Well-organized, self-motivated and able to work independently.
- Comfortable speaking to strangers on behalf of Planned Parenthood.
- Comfortable working with people of varying socioeconomic backgrounds, sexual orientations, and racial diversity.
- Excellent customer service skills.
We ask that applicants commit to a minimum of 10 weeks and at least 2 to 4 hours per week. Shifts will be regular, yet flexible, during health center hours.
Volunteers must complete the volunteer application and criminal history disclosure form, complete an interview, and successfully pass a background check and reference checks before starting. There is a mandatory 3 hour orientation for new volunteers.
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Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- 10 weeks