Did you know? As long as the Lilith Fund has been around, we have run a Spanish-language hotline for abortion patients who need help paying for their procedure. And we are always looking for friendly and compassionate volunteers to help return our clients’ calls.
The Spanish-language hotline receives a lower volume of calls than the English-language hotline, about 4-6 calls per week. Volunteers on the Spanish-language hotline are responsible for:
returning the approximately 4-6 weekly phone calls
talking callers through their funding options
providing referrals to other resources in the community when needed
granting funding vouchers to qualifying callers
And don’t worry, we train you on all of this! To help, all you need is a phone, internet access, and about 4 hours of free time during any given week. Download our Spanish Language Hotline Volunteer job description here to see if this volunteer position is right for you.
Volunteer training is offered on a quarterly basis. The next group training will be held on June 1, 2013 from noon to 4 p.m. in central Austin – further details will be announced to accepted applicants
We hope you’re saving the date for the Lilith Fund’s 9th Annual Reproductive Equity Awards, to be held September 20 in Austin. We’re looking forward to spending an evening with you two-stepping to country classics (with a twist), sippin’ on wine and local brews and enjoying southwestern hors-d’oeuvres.
In the meantime, help us by donating to the event here! And check out the answers to some questions folks have already been asking about the REA:
1. I’m not in Austin. Can I sponsor the Reproductive Equity Awards even if I can’t attend?
Yes – we invite anyone, even those who can’t attend, to sponsor the REA, buy tickets or donate as they are able. Without out-of-town support, we couldn’t meet our fundraising goal for this event!
2. Do I need to show student ID to buy the student/low-income tickets?
No – as an organization fighting for economic equity in access to reproductive services, we want our events to be accessible to all, which is why we have a $20 ticket available. And if you’d like to attend the REA for free, you can sign up to be an event volunteer… just email firstname.lastname@example.org.
3. I have a good or service I’d like to offer for your silent auction. Whom should I contact about that?
Please email us at email@example.com. The Lilith Fund will pick up your donation, highlight your business in event publications and materials, and provide you with a letter acknowledging the tax-deductibility of your gift.
4. Will you provide vegetarian/vegan/gluten-free/locally sourced food and drink options?
Yes! We are working with local businesses to provide all of the above at our event. If you are a local vendor and want your products to be featured at the REA, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. What does the Lilith Fund do with my donation?
In 2012, the Lilith Fund will give out over $80,000 in grants to Texans who are unable to afford an abortion, and the Reproductive Equity Awards is one of the main ways we raise this money. Your donation directly supports Texans’ access to safe and legal abortion.
The Lilith Fund, a Texas-based reproductive justice abortion fund, is looking for energetic leaders with a commitment to abortion access to join our Board of Directors. Lilith provides direct financial assistance to low-income Texans seeking abortion services and our board members actively oversee and participate in the work of the organization.
We have a wide and diverse client base and we hope to achieve that kind of diversity in our board. Lilith is also an organization that has provided many opportunities to young leaders to gain valuable experience serving on the Board of Directors and we encourage young people to apply. As an organization committed to reproductive justice, we have a responsibility to create a pipeline of leadership and development opportunities for young people, low-income people, people of color, LGBTQ people and others who are repeatedly and systematically affected by reproductive inequities.
Although our office is based in Austin, we are particularly interested in recruiting board members from the Houston/Gulf Coast area, San Antonio, and south Texas.
The Lilith Fund has recently added a part-time staff member, but board members will have the responsibilities and duties of a working board. Board members should expect to spend at least 8 hours per month working for the organization. Our board meets monthly, either in person or via conference call. We will offer partially subsidized travel costs to board members traveling to board meetings in Austin.