North Texas Abortion Support Network (NTX ASN) - Volunteer Application
Cicada Collective’s North Texas Abortion Support Network (NTX ASN) is a network of trained volunteers who provide various practical support services to individuals seeking abortions in the Dallas Fort Worth area. We are currently seeking volunteer drivers - we especially need drivers who are available on weekday mornings. If you wish to volunteer to help support access to abortion in North Texas please fill out and submit an application! We are extending the application deadline and will train volunteers on a rolling basis - the application will remain open until we have enough drivers. Please apply and share!
CONTACT INFORMATION
Name
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Gender pronouns
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Email address
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Phone number
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Address
if you do not wish to put your full address, zip code and city is fine - this information is used to determine your proximity to clinics and clients needing services
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IDENTITIES
As a collective founded and run by queer trans people of color (QTPOC), we ask about your race, gender, sexuality, and other identities because we want to recognize and prioritize the needs of QTPOC in our communities. We use this information solely for matching clients and volunteers with shared identities to encourage community building and compassionate care, and to ensure the safety and comfort of all individuals involved. The information provided in this section will not be used as a means of exclusion from this network.
Do you identify as any of the following?
Please select all that apply.
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What is your age?
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Please use this space to list and/or describe any identities you hold that are meaningful to you.
This may include information about your race, class, gender, sexuality, disability, or whatever feels relevant to you.
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HOW I CAN HELP
Volunteer Roles / Services:
We are seeking volunteers for the following positions, in order of need. Please select the boxes of services you are interested in providing. In the "other" box, if applicable, please indicate any other services you are available to offer or other volunteer opportunities you are hoping for. (Regardless of experience, we require all volunteer applicants to attend an interview and/or training before volunteering for any of the listed roles. Accepted volunteers may turn down a volunteer request at any time for any reason.)
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Languages I can speak / interpret:
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Availability:
please list your volunteer availability as able. what days / times are you generally able to volunteer?
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How often do you expect to be able to volunteer (once a week, once monthly, indefinite)?
please answer to the best of your ability. all volunteers may turn down requests at any time for any reason.
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VOLUNTEER QUESTIONS
How did you hear about NTX Abortion Support Network?
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Why are you interested in volunteering?
Please be as specific as possible - what interests you about the particular role(s) you chose (driver, doula, hotline operator, etc)?
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Previous experience:
please describe any previous experience you have had providing practical support or doing any other kind of anti-oppressive organizing work. If you have no prior experience, please write "none".
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If possible, please provide the names and contact information of 1-3 references who can vouch for your previous or current involvement in anti-oppressive organizing work.
Because we are an organization that provides support to clients with especially high needs for safety and confidentiality, we ensure that all participants in our program are committed to preserving bodily and reproductive autonomy for all. This information is used to prevent anti-choice or oppressive individuals from attempting to volunteer or contact our clients. If you cannot provide any references, please write "none", and a follow-up interview will be scheduled with one of our organizers. Thank you :]
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Please read over Cicada Collective's Statement of Purpose: Cicada Collective is a queer and trans people of color centered organization that aims to provide access to reproductive resources and address the immediate needs of our red-state and southern communities. We aim do this by facilitating knowledge shares, collaborating with other organizations, and providing practical abortion support (transportation, lodging, and doula services) in North Texas and elsewhere in the state and region. We hope to increase accessibility for the communities most often restricted from these resources, with the understanding that people’s varied experiences with reproductive oppression and resistance shape the type of support they need. These communities include but are not limited to: working class people of color, people with both visible and invisible disabilities, undocumented, incarcerated, or criminalized people, sex workers, gender and sexual minorities (queer, trans, and gender non-conforming people), legal minors, and those individuals at the intersections of some or many of these marginalized identities. We strive to draw from our sense of place to act in solidarity with those in our area, hoping to strengthen these pathways of resistance. We aim to work with other organizers in resource sparse regions on building paths to accessible reproductive and bodily autonomy by encouraging a culture shift towards centering the experiences of queer and trans people of color in intersectional movement work.
Do you have any questions about our goals, or is there anything you wish to see added or revised?
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