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Organization Information

Name: Planned Parenthood - Columbia Willamette
Website: http://www.plannedparenthood.org/planned-parenthood-columbia-willamette
Address: 3727 NE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
City: Portland
State:  
Zip Code: 97212
Description: The mission of Planned Parenthood is to provide, promote, and protect access to sexual and reproductive health care.

Contact Information

First Name: Leslie
Last Name: Pierce
Phone: 503.775.4931 x3306
Email: leslie.pierce@ppcw.org

Opportunity Information

Name: Community Outreach Volunteer
Issue Area(s):
  • Education
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Description: Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette (PPCW) is looking for volunteers willing to promote awareness of Planned Parenthood’s services in Salem, OR and surrounding communities at various community events.

Hours: On-call as needed.  Most events occur on the weekends, but may also occur Monday-Friday and evenings.

Essential Functions:

  • Assist with dispensing brochures, referral cards, and posters in Salem and surrounding areas
  • Represent PPCW at community outreach events
  • Set up and break down of Planned Parenthood booth
  • Participate and assist with Awareness Campaign activities, such as Pride, Breast Cancer Awareness, and GYT (Get Yourself Tested)
  • Talk with the public about PPCW services and reproductive/sexual health topics
  • Communicate regularly with Volunteer Supervisor and staff about availability and participation at events
  • Provide written feedback after event attendance
  • Report any suspicious behavior or signs of abuse to Volunteer or Site Supervisor
  • Maintain strict confidentiality of all agency and constituent information
  • Comply with PPCW’s Code of Conduct and maintain the highest level of professional and ethical standards and act in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations
  • Attend volunteer training sessions
  • Flexibility to take on other tasks as assigned
Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age and have reliable transportation
  • Must participate in phone or in-person interview with Volunteer Resources Coordinator
  • Must have a strong desire to work for Planned Parenthood's mission, values, and services
  • Ability to provide non-judgmental and compassionate care and information
  • Excellent verbal communication skills with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Must be outgoing and energetic when promoting events
  • Must be available some weekends and evenings
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Must be punctual and dress professionally
  • Must complete the following at Orientation:
    • HIPAA Patient Confidentiality Statement
    • Blogging and Online Communications Policy
    • Pass a background check screening
    • Complete Suspicious Encounters and Mandatory Reporting trainings
Planned Parenthood Columbia Willamette is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for volunteer opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, marital status, age, veterans' status, genetic information, disability, pregnancy or union activity.  If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request. The organization is pleased to provide such assistance, and no applicant will be penalized as a result of such a request.