There are many ways to be involved with PICC. Volunteers are a critical part of our work. They help our organization to have a large impact even though our staff is small.
Advocacy Committees: Much of PICC's work is done by volunteer committees that focus on issues such as health care, public safety, immigration policy, language access and workers rights. We encourage members of the community with passion or expertise in these areas to join PICC committees.
Civic Engagement Volunteers: Building immigrant electoral power – through ensuring that new citizens are registered to vote, know their voting rights, and get to the polls to vote – is an ongoing process. We assist approximately 100 new citizens to register to vote every week, and do regular mailings to ensure that they have the information that they need. Leading up to elections, we have phone banks and forums to reach out to new citizens to ensure that they know their rights and are prepared to go to the polls and vote. All this work is non-partisan, we have no political affiliation. Volunteers are needed for this program on an ongoing basis.
Community Advisory Committee: The goal of this committee is to increase outreach to and participation from immigrant communities. By getting information to immigrant communities and providing feedback from communities to PICC, the committee will increase involvement in PICC's programs and facilitate greater awareness and response to issues of importance to immigrant communities. We are looking for members from diverse immigrant communities to serve two year terms and meet quarterly.
Internship: PICC has volunteer interns, both during the school year and summer, who help with various PICC programs.
Other Volunteer Opportunities: Our fundraising committee and program committee are seeking volunteers.
Do you have a special skill that you would like to share? Please contact us!
If you are interested and able to volunteer with PICC, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 832-0636.