New River Abortion Access Fund (NRAAF) is a 501(c)(3) reproductive justice organization headquartered in Blacksburg, Va, and a member of the National Network of Abortion Funds. NRAAF operates a confidential helpline that provides direct financial and practical support for abortion care in Southwest Virginia and Appalachia. We envision a world where every reproductive decision, including abortion, takes place in thriving communities that are safe, peaceful, and affordable. We envision a world where all people have the power and resources to care for and affirm their bodies, identities, and health for themselves and their families—in all areas of their lives without shame or stigma.
NRAAF is an all-volunteer organization with a working board. Each member of the board is responsible for a specific role in the organization's operations. You can expect to spend several hours each week on various projects. This includes self-directed remote work and frequent communication via email and Slack. Board members must attend remote monthly meetings and serve on or lead at least one committee/workgroup.
NRAAF seeks to build a diverse board. We center the voices and leadership of those who are most affected by these issues. Women of color, LGBTQ folks, young people, low-income people, rural Appalachia/SWVA locals, and people who have had abortions or received funding are strongly encouraged to apply. Board members must be willing to work within reproductive justice and anti-oppressive frameworks and actively engage in ongoing learning about these frameworks.