Join TPPP as a Volunteer and Help Support Missouri Teens and Families!
For a full list of volunteer internship positions, visit the Practicum Opportunities page.
Individual volunteers expand the capacity of TPPP to do its work. Below are some specific volunteer positions along with descriptions of our volunteer committees. Individual volunteers are encouraged to contact TPPP to discuss regular volunteer commitments. Volunteer hours are flexible.
Position: Administrative Volunteer
Description: The Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership (TPPP) seeks a dependable volunteer to assist with office support and organization. Bolster the work of the TPPP by volunteering as part of our office support team. Provide office support through your clerical skills such as filing, mailing, scheduling, etc. Experience in budgeting and QuickBooks is a plus! May include small projects to prepare for special events such as our annual conference. This opportunity is available for any amount of time, Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm. Regular (weekly, bi-weekly or monthly) commitment preferred. This volunteer opportunity is ideal for someone who prefers to work behind the scenes supporting TPPP’s work in Missouri.
Position: Volunteer Hospitality Coordinator
Description: The Teen Pregnancy & Prevention Partnership (TPPP) seeks a volunteer to create a warm and inviting atmosphere for our professional development programs. Help us engage professionals in learning by ensuring they have snacks, drinks and program materials. Will include small amounts of space set-up (coffee preparation and handout distribution for example). TPPP Professional Development events are typically held on Friday morning with set up prior to the event.
- Coordinate, manage, and schedule preparation of hospitality space for TPPP events.
- Identify and assess upcoming program logistics and prepare spaces according to group needs.
- Order and/or buy supplies for events within established budget (all expenses will be covered by TPPP).
- Attend events to establish relationships with TPPP members.
- Greet and orient members and guests.
TPPP encourages you to be actively involved with us and to volunteer your time through committee work. We do not work directly with teens, we train the people who do. We also advocate for comprehensive, medically accurate sexuality education. By volunteering, you are actively involving yourself and ensuring an impact on teen pregnancy and STI prevention. TPPP has several committees to choose from. Please review the list and sign-up for a committee simply by contacting us at 314.884.8ASK or firstname.lastname@example.org
Advocacy Committee The Advocacy Committee works with like-minded organizations to hold annual legislative breakfasts in Jefferson City and encourage legislators to support evidence-based programs to prevent teen pregnancy and medically accurate sexual health education.
Program Committee The Program Committee works with the Program Coordinator to plan trainings throughout the year and handles the support functions of those trainings: training space, speaker relations, technology support, refreshments, advertising, evaluation, registration, etc. There is much work to be done with this committee!
Development Committee The Development Committee looks for grant opportunities appropriate to our work. Fundraising is also accomplished through Schnuck’s eScrip cards and fundraisers such as our annual November $10 sale.
Conference Committee The Conference Committee is responsible for planning and evaluating our annual conference and meets throughout the year. National Keynote speakers and experts from across Missouri provide up-to-date, evidence-based information to improve adolescent sexual health. In addition to screening presentation proposals and setting the agenda this committee handles sponsorships, exhibitors, breakfast, lunch, snacks, technology support, registration, door prizes, decorations, etc.
Community Engagement / Public Awareness Committee The Community Engagement Committee handles TPPP’s website and online resource guide, we provide local and national resource and referral information for teens, parents and agencies. Our e-newsletters are distributed monthly to more than 1,000 professionals and parents and contain adolescent sexual health related research articles, political and social updates, statistical information and best practice resources. Our Facebook posts and Tweets provide timely updates on the world of teen pregnancy prevention...and a bit of humor.