volunteer or intern
Are you ready to Stand Up For Choice? We depend on our dedicated activists and volunteers to promote and protect reproductive rights and freedom in Illinois. We hope you’ll join us in hitting the streets, phones and mailboxes of pro-choice supporters to ensure that choice is protected in our state.
Join the Planned Parenthood Action Team and take part in community outreach, education, and mobilization for choice and access-related advocacy campaigns. Meet other reproductive rights supporters and learn more about community organizing!
To learn more about this program, please click here. Fill out our quick Planned Parenthood Action Team Assessment Form to tell us more about yourself and how you’d like to get involved!
Are you considering a career in community organizing? Would you like to work on a political campaign? Maybe you’re a future U.S. President. If so, we hope you’ll consider applying for our Campaign Organizing Internship Program!
PPIA offers a grassroots campaign organizing internship program for those interested in direct action organizing for social change. Participants will work on the campaigns of PPIA-endorsed pro-choice candidates or with PPIA voter mobilization projects. PPIA will offer comprehensive, hands-on training on campaign organizing that will include:
- Participating in, hosting and coordinating phone banks, canvasses, and visibility events
- Recruiting, training and mobilizing campaign volunteers.
The hands-on training activities will last 6-8 weeks, followed either by deployment to a targeted campaign or to a PPIA-led, pro-choice voter-mobilization project. Participants will be required to work on the assigned campaign in Illinois for 12-15 weeks. Interns will be placed in a campaign near their home.
To learn more about this program, please click here and complete an application for an internship position in your area!
Organize on Campus
Through Advocates for Choice, college students across the state organize events on campus to raise public awareness about reproductive health and rights, educate young people about sexual health, work with and support Planned Parenthood of Illinois advocacy activities and health centers, and mobilize student activists to support reproductive rights.
There's power in the voices of pro-choice students on campus. Planned Parenthood of Illinois helps student leaders organize those voices in Advocates for Choice groups and works with them to take action for reproductive health and rights. Advocates for Choicegroups also serves as
- a forum to discuss ideas
- an opportunity to learn more about reproductive and sexual health
- a great way to meet new people and learn about community organizing