Published: June 1, 2020
Middy Streeter & Paula Grande
World travelers and Population Connection members since the ’90s, Middy and Paula love volunteering at events like Earth Day, where they get an opportunity to talk to the public about human impacts on our environment.
Here’s what they said about volunteering:
“We’re not people that will sit back and do nothing. We have to do something! Don’t minimize your contribution, no matter how small it may appear.”
Kelley joined Population Connection in 2012 and has often volunteered with us and with Population Connection Action Fund. She’s a champion for population education, environmental preservation, and reproductive rights!
“Population Connection provides me the opportunity to talk about population issues publicly in safe ways, like through a film screening discussion, a PopEd curriculum, or Capitol Hill Days. It’s just not a topic that tends to come up naturally in conversation.”
Deena has frequently volunteered for us, hosting booths at Aurora GreenFest. In their free time, she and her husband enjoy watching hockey games and brewing beer! Her favorite part about volunteering is helping others make the “population connection.”
“I love to watch the light go on for people when they realize how many issues would be addressed by simply addressing this one. So many times people say, ‘I have never thought about this before!’”
Keith became concerned with environmental issues in the ’70s. He became an emergency medicine physician and joined the Board of Directors for Planned Parenthood of Arizona. Volunteering with Population Connection has given Keith the platform to pursue his passions. His favorite volunteering event so far has been tabling at Tucson Earth Day.
“Educating people about population issues and family planning seems to be the most important aspect of your mission. We need to educate the public in order to get them to support policies that promote sustainable population practices.”
Volunteer With Us
Population Connection’s Membership Engagement team is here to support your local outreach. If you’re a current Population Connection member, join us as we reach out across the country! We will give you all the tools and resources you need to inform your community about the importance of global population stabilization.
Ways You Can Get Involved
- Host an informational booth at a local event
- Organize a film screening at your library or community center
- Request a Population Connection speaker for your group meeting
- Distribute Population Connection magazines locally
- Write a letter to the editor of your local paper
- Attend a march or rally (once it’s safe to do so!)
Reach out to our team
Our coordinators will help you find a way to get involved!
Email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information or to find an event near you, visit popconnect.org/act/volunteer/