500 Volunteers and Counting

This spring, the DC Abortion Fund hit an important milestone: 500 volunteers!

As an all-volunteer organization, this number is HUGE for us. Our volunteers are working at the ground level directly with patients who need funding for their abortions. By growing our volunteer base, we are better able to serve our community and work toward making abortion access a reality in DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

If you’ve ever been interested in volunteering with DCAF, the first thing you probably hear about is case managing. Our case managers handle our helpline, and are the ones speaking to patients every day. They are advisors and problem-solvers, not only assisting with the actual funding for the procedure, but also insight into other funding options and recommended clinics.

Case managing can be time-consuming and might not fit into everyone’s schedule, but don’t worry! There are tons of other ways to get involved in DCAF.

Some other volunteer opportunities include:

  • Event planning. Each year, we organize two large events (the holiday party and Game-a-Thon), as well as smaller get-togethers and fundraisers.
  • Fundraising. Our development team is always looking for help raising money and recruiting donors. They also need volunteers for smaller activities like stuffing envelopes and phone banking to our donors.
  • Community outreach. DCAF is building our community outreach program, and would love new volunteers to jump in and help us build relationships with and support the communities that we serve, especially the local black, Latinx, LGBTQ, and faith communities.
  • Advocacy. With so much new legislation focusing on reproductive rights, our new advocacy team is focused on making sure DCAF is heard by lawmakers, and that we are a voice for our patients and their needs.
  • Coding. We have an amazing platform that helps us effectively and efficiently serve our patients. Help us fix bugs and build new features to grow with our increasing number of patients.

These are just a few of the many ways to get involved with DCAF, but there are always more. Do you love accounting? Data? Marching? Writing? We have an opportunity for you.

To sign up, get more information, or offer an idea, fill out our volunteer form or email us at volunteer@dcabortionfund.org.

By volunteer Carrie E.