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Health Center Activist

at Planned Parenthood Rocky Mountains

Posted: 2/2/2019
Job Status: Internship,Volunteer
Job Reference #: cbbedc9b-6899-48c5-925e-2b122f2c260b
Keywords: health

Job Description

Health Center Activist

Colorado Springs
Volunteer – Public Affairs
Volunteer

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Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains, which includes health centers in Colorado, Southern Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming has been helping individuals make responsible choices for over 100 years.

Since 1916, we have been committed to delivering the highest quality reproductive health care, teaching responsible and age-appropriate sexuality education and have been working diligently to protect a woman's right to choose.

Each year more than 100,000 women, men and teens visit our health centers throughout our four state region - Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Wyoming.

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Title: Health Center Activist

Department: Public affairs

Location: Colorado Springs

Reports to: HCAP Organizer/ HCAP Specialist

SUMMARY OF JOB:
This program aims to engage Planned Parenthood’s health center visitors in our advocacy work. The primary goal of Health Center Advocacy is to expand our supporter base and to empower health center visitors to take action to protect choice and sexual health. Throughout the recent history of the program, we have been able to engage over 5,000 new supporters in our advocacy work.

SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Activists are responsible for being in the health center at least once per week, informing health center visitors about current events and outreach opportunities that can affect sexual health services provided by Planned Parenthood. Activists set up a small table with information in the health center waiting room and engage with interested health center visitors in that space. Activists must complete all required trainings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Strong interpersonal skills

Ability to work with diverse populations
Self-motivated
Interest in community outreach and advocacy
Ability to understand and follow HIPAA regulations at all times

TIME COMMITMENT:
Ideally 2 hours per week. Can be more flexible if needed.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a volunteer to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the volunteer may be required to sit, stand, kneel, stoop, bend, and/or lift up to 25 pounds.

Background Check Required

Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment, and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. Planned Parenthood is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.

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