2017 Intern & PSV Application (Bay Area - April)



Training date: Saturday April 15th,  2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 
Monday, March 27th, 2017

Thanks for your interest in volunteering and or interning with ACCESS Women's Health Justice!  Please fill out the following form and ATTACH YOUR RESUME.  ACCESS is committed to developing the leadership of volunteers who represent the communities who call us - in particular, people of color, transfolx and gender non-conforming/non-binary folx, people who have lived experience with abortion, and women who have faced intersecting barriers accessing reproductive health services. 

  • Practical Support Volunteer. Volunteers help people obtain safe, quality abortion services without delay, by providing direct assistance – rides, overnight housing, child care, translation, etc. – to help people physically make it to their appointments. Practical Support volunteers are based all around California and provide services within their own areas.  The position is on-call based on volunteer eligibility. Practical Support volunteers are asked to describe their availability during the week and we will call them if we have a need when they might be available.

  • Expectations:
    • Provide practical support services at least 4 times per year or 50% of the times that we call.

    • Commit to providing support for a minimum of 6 months.

    • Update your contact information once a year and check-in by email or phone every 3 months with the Healthline Operators.
    • Attend 2 ACCESS events per year and participate in at least 1 online, telephone, or in-person advocacy action every year.
Healthline Internships
  • Healthline Internships. Our Healthline is operated by trained interns who provide information, referrals, advocacy and peer counseling about: abortion, birth control, the menstrual cycle, pregnancy, prenatal care, health insurance, and STIs. Healthline interns go through the Reproductive Justice in Action training and then receive an additional 2 months of training and shadowing to provide peer counseling, relevant information, and assistance in coordinating transportation, lodging, childcare, food, abortion doula, and funding assistance for our callers seeking abortion care. 
    • Expectations:

      • Start in late April of 2017

      • Commit to providing support for a minimum of 6 months in our Oakland office, M-F, between 9am-4pm

      • Help update referral listings for callers, and participate in policy advocacy for abortion access, welfare reform, immigration reform, and more!

      • Work at least 12 hours per week


  • Other Internships. For non-Healthline internships, ACCESS seeks Office, Graphic Design, Tech, Fundraising, Grant Writing, Public Policy, and other types of interns. Internships are custom designed and based on the availability of a staff member to supervise the position & project. Please be in touch with a member of the ACCESS staff to have the position approved for this term before completing this application: volunteering@accesswhj.org. It is preferred but not mandatory for other types of interns to attend the Reproductive Justice in Action Training.
    • Expectations:

      • Confirm with ACCESS staff that there is currently a need for the type of internship that you are interested in completing and that you should fill in this application.


PLEASE NOTE:
This form can not be saved in progress so consider writing answers to longer questions in another program, then cutting and pasting responses into the form. Consider having your resume ready to attach before filling in the form. ACCESS undertakes to keep confidential any information provided by the applicant for the purposes of the application.


  















  
1) Demographics
You may optionally provide the following information. It is used to help us get a better idea of the demographic make-up of our volunteers.





  
2) Reproductive Justice in Action






  
3) Volunteering
Becoming a Volunteer in the ACCESS Practical Support Network
PLEASE NOTE: These questions are NOT used for screening applicants.  This information is being collected now to save time and paper at the training. 


Practical Support Volunteer Availability. Please select the days and times you are available each week. When ACCESS receives a request from a caller, we only contact people who have listed availability during that time. If you would like to receive more requests or if you often have a flexible schedule, select more or all time slots.

  
Housing
If you can provide housing for people who need to travel for healthcare, please fill out this section.  These questions are not considered part of the application process and there are no right or wrong answers. If you cannot provide housing at this time, please skip to the next section.
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Transportation
If you can provide transportation for people who need to travel for healthcare, please fill out this section.  These questions are not considered part of the application process and there are no right or wrong answers. If you cannot provide transportation at this time, please skip to the next section


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4) Emergency Contact Info



  
5) Prior Volunteering Experience

  
6) References
Please list three references, including at least two supervisors or co-workers from a paid or volunteer job you’ve had.
Reference 1




Reference 2




Reference 3




  
7) Resume

  
8) Training Details

Goals of the Reproductive Justice in Action Training:

  • To build community support for people seeking reproductive health care, including abortion.
  • To relate the everyday experiences and barriers pregnant people face.
  • To educate and train the next generation of reproductive justice leaders as practical support volunteers, healthline patient advocates, as spokespeople, and long-term activists for reproductive justice.

What to expect:

Day one will be facilitated by ACCESS Women's Health Justice staff, interns and board members. You will learn about the reproductive justice framework, common barriers our callers face in accessing reproductive healthcare, an overview of abortion procedures, and policy strategies we are working on to eliminate inequities. As volunteers, you will leave prepared to offer practical support, and be an advocate for reproductive justice. All new volunteers are required to come to the day one training.



  


Please submit this page only once, and do not refresh the page. 
The application can take a long time to process, please be patient and do not resubmit.

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. If you have any questions, 
please email at volunteering@accesswhj.org us or call at 510-923-0739. 
Thank you!

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