We need your help.


Avail’s work is dependent on a group of wonderful, committed volunteers. The following volunteer opportunities are currently available at Avail.

If any of these opportunities interest you, please e-mail our assistant client services director, Maria Lorenz, at maria.lorenz@availnyc.org for a volunteer application. Our greatest needs currently are administrative volunteers, after-abortion client advocates, and volunteers who are available on Thursday evenings.

Client Advocate

Client advocates provide one-on-one support to clients. Client advocates must commit to volunteering two and a half hours each week for at least nine months and are required to complete general volunteer training, basic administrative training, and client advocacy training(s). We are currently accepting applications for:

  • Female client advocates, who meet with female pregnancy support clients and female after-abortion clients
  • Male client advocates, who meet with male clients

Administrative Volunteer

Administrative volunteers help Avail staff with various administrative tasks that keep our office functioning smoothly. Administrative volunteers are required to complete general volunteer training and administrative volunteer training and must commit to volunteering for three months.

Data Entry Volunteer

Data entry volunteers enter demographic information into an online database. Careful attention to detail is required. Data-entry volunteers are required to complete general volunteer training and must commit to volunteering for three months.

Front Desk Volunteer

Front desk volunteers help check clients in during the evening hours.  Front-desk volunteers are required to complete general volunteer training, must commit to volunteering for three months, and should have a friendly demeanor.

Referral Book Update Volunteer

Referral book update volunteers help keep our referral book (which has over 400 referrals to agencies in the NYC area) up to date. Referral book volunteers are required to complete general volunteer training and must commit to volunteering for three months.

Prayer Committee Volunteer

Prayer committee volunteers commit to praying for clients each week. Prayer committee volunteers receive a list of prayer requests on Friday afternoons. No training required.

Baby Shower Committee Volunteer

Baby shower committee volunteers organize and host baby showers for Avail’s clients. No training required.

Pregnancy Support Class Facilitator

Pregnancy support class facilitators are registered nurses or lactation specialists who lead classes for pregnant women on the following topics: breastfeeding, labor and delivery, infant care, and pregnancy health.