PSV Application - 2018 Winter (Bay)



Training date: Saturday, December 15th,  2018

Phone interviews will be scheduled once the application closes.

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, Black, Indigenous, and People of Color; Trans, gender non-conforming, and non-binary folxpeople who have lived experience with abortion access; and anyone who has faced intersecting barriers accessing reproductive health services. 

Practical Support Volunteer. Our Practical Support Volunteers (PSVs) help people obtain abortion services by providing direct assistance - rides, overnight housing, child care, translation, funding, etc. - to ensure that people can physically make it to their appointments. PSVs are based all around the state of California and provide logistical support within their own geographical areas. The position is on-call, based on volunteer availability. PSVs are asked to describe their availability during the week and Healthline Operators will contact them if/when a need arises in their area when they might be available.
Expectations: 
    • Commit to providing support for a minimum of one year.
    • Provide practical support services at least three (3) times per year.
    • Update your contact information via the annual Volunteer Update or whenever your info changes.
    • Participate in at least one (1) online, phone, or in-person advocacy or fundraising action each year. 
    • Participate in information gathering sessions as necessary for providing feedback on volunteer experiences.

Healthline Internship. Our Healthline (HL) 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. HL Operators spend the majority of their time answering and documenting calls and supporting the people who call us with coordinating logistical needs. HL Operators go through the Reproductive Justing in Action training then receive training and shadowing to provide peer counseling, relevant information, and assistance in coordinating transportation, lodging, childcare, food, abortion doulas, and funding assistance for people seeking abortion care. HL Operators must work in our Bay Area office. Office hours are 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday; the Healthline is open from 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday (we will work with you to figure out the best schedule for you dependent on your availability). We will prioritize folks who are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and/or Thursdays. 
Expectations: 
    • Start in January of 2018. 
    • Must commit to a minimum of six (6) months. 
    • Must commit to a minimum of (6) hours per week. 
    • Bilingual in Spanish is strongly preferred and prioritized.

Movement Building Internship. Movement Building (MB) Interns spend the majority of their time supporting outreach and grassroots organizing efforts and participating in coalition meetings. MB Interns go through the Reproductive Justing in Action training then receive additional training and support to analyze policy related to reproductive justice, health, and rights; direct action and culture shift work; and grassroots lobbying. MB Interns must work in our Bay Area office. Office hours are 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday (we will work with you to figure out the best schedule for you dependent on your availability; there may be opportunities for "after-hours" workshop and/or engagement support). We will prioritize folks who are available Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and/or Fridays
Expectations: 
    • Start in January of 2018.
    • Must commit to a minimum of six (6) months.
    • Must commit to 4-10 hours per week. 

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
















1) Demographics
The following information is optional. It is used to help us get a better idea of the demographic composition 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 generally available each week. When ACCESS receives a request for support, we only contact people who have listed availability during the time that support is needed (ex: If someone needs a ride to an abortion appointment on a Tuesday morning at 10am, we only reach out to volunteers who have listed availability on Tuesday mornings. The more availability listed, the more requests you are likely to receive. If you often have a flexible schedule, please select more/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 (3) references, including at least two (2) supervisors or co-workers from a paid or volunteer position you've had, if possible. 
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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 care. 
  • To relate the every day experiences and barriers people seeking abortion care face. 
  • To educate and train the next generation of Reproductive Justice leaders as Practical Support Volunteers, Healthline Operators, Organizing & Policy Interns; as spokespeople, and long-term activists for Reproductive Justice.
This training will be facilitated by ACCESS Women's Health Justice staff, interns, and/or board members. You will learn about the reproductive justice framework and common barriers our callers face in accessing reproductive healthcare. As volunteers, you will leave prepared to offer practical support, and be an advocate for reproductive justice. All new volunteers are required to attend this training before they can begin providing support.




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The application can take several minutes to process, please be patient and do not resubmit.

***Children of all ages are welcome to attend ACCESS events. ACCESS can also arrange to provide childcare and/or transportation support. Please email us as soon as possible or no later than one (1) week in advance if you're interested in any of these accommodations.***

All applications will be reviewed once applications close. If you have any questions, please email volunteering@accesswhj.org or call (510) 923-0739.
Thank you!