2019 Fall PSV Application (LA)

Training date: Saturday, October 5th, 2019

***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 and future reproductive justice advocates who represent the communities who call us - in particular, BIPOC; TGNC folxpeople who have lived experience accessing abortion care and abortion funds; 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.
    • 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.

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. If selected for the next phase of the process, the application will be shared with the ACCESS representatives conducting the phone interviews.***

Contact Information

Reproductive Justice in Action

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.  

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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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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Prior Volunteering Experience


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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The following information is optional. Your answers help us get a better idea of the demographic composition of our volunteers. We ask similar questions to the people who call us for support. If you do not wish to answer these questions, please insert "decline to state" in the following boxes. Answers, including declining to answer any/all of the question(s), will not affect whether or not someone is selected to be a volunteer, or if ACCESS is able to provide practical support. 

Emergency Contact Info

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.

Please submit this page only once, and do not refresh the page. 
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 and no later than two (2) weeks in advance if you're in need of any of these accommodations.***

All applications will be reviewed once applications close. If you have any questions, please email volunteering@accesswhj.org.
Thank you!