Help Out

Monetary donations are essential to guarantee the survival of the Emma Goldman Clinic. With the generosity of our supporters we are able to ensure women receive quality, nonjudgmental health care for years to come.

Here are ways you can make a monetary contribution:

Click here to use your credit card to donate right now! We now process all of our contributions through our Network For Good account. Please consider making a monthly donation, as it makes a big difference in budgeting our expenses.


What we’re doing:
The Emma Goldman Clinic is asking for your support against picketers. These people use tactics such as verbal harassment, misinformation, and graphically misleading photographs to intimidate clients and staff. In response, the clinic has the Pledge-A-Picketer campaign to help the community reaffirm their commitment to women’s rights and turn the picketer’s negative energy into positive community support for the clinic.

Let them work for us!

Money collected from the Pledge-A-Picketer campaign will be used to subsidize abortions for low-income women—making the picketers’ presence work towards increasing women’s access to reproductive choice, rather than limiting it. We also inform picketers that a contribution resulting from their presence at the Clinic will go towards helping women obtain abortion services!

How it works:
The Emma Goldman Clinic staff keeps a monthly record of the number of people who have picketed the clinic. Pledge-A-Picketer participants make pledges based on the number of anti-Choice picketers that show up each month. For example, if you pledge $1 per picketer and 10 people picket the clinic in May, your pledge total would equal $10. You choose the amount of money, length of pledge, and maximum amount of picketers you will pledge.The Emma Goldman Clinic averages about 70 protesters per month (sometimes less).

To join the Pledge-A-Picketer campaign, you can go here or you can print out the form and mail/fax/email it to the clinic. If you have any questions about this campaign you can call the clinic at 319-337-2112 and ask for Meghan.

To donate by fax or mail, please print the Pledge Form (PDF format) and submit it to the address on the form.
Fax: (319) 337-2754


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ANNUAL GIVING (Operating Expenses)
These donations aid the clinic with daily needs. They are often exhausted as soon as they are received. The operating expenses also incorporate the Emma Goldman Clinic's deProsse Access Fund. The deProsse Access fund provides a sliding fee scale to women who demonstrate financial need. Making consistent contributions to our daily operating expenses helps subsidize this fund. Donating in this way ensures that we may continue to provide basic healthcare services to women in need.

Other ways to help

Volunteer Opportunities at the Emma Goldman Clinic

Thanks you so much for your interest in volunteering at Emma. We have a strong and vibrant volunteer program and look forward to the opportunity to meet with you. At the bottom of this form is a volunteer application that you can download and return to the clinic at your convenience.

Our volunteer opportunities vary and are based on not only skills, interest and experience, but the amount of time that you are able to contribute to the clinic.  Listed below are some of the opportunities. Please indicate on your application those you are interested in. 

  • Board of Directors- This is the governing board of the clinic. It is made up of regional and local community members. They meet 1 evening per month and you are expected to be active on 1 committee that meets 1 time per month.
  • Volunteer Night- We have a monthly Volunteer Night on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. This is an opportunity for folks who may not have regular availability during our open hours.
  • Speakers Bureau - This involves a 4 part training and occasional weekend and evening speaking engagement as requested on a variety of topics. (Contraceptives, Women's Health, Abortion related issues, Emma Goldman Clinic services, mission, etc.)
  • Direct Service Training- We ask that you have volunteered with the clinic in an administrative (non-client) capacity for at least 1 semester prior to client contact volunteer experiences. This enables us to determine that you are a good fit for our mission and service delivery philosophy. The time commitment includes being able to complete the training and to volunteer in the service 1 four hour shift per week for a year. The shifts are determined by the service area you would be trained in.
    • For walk in pregnancy services, you need 1 shift available at any of the following times: M-F 9:45 -1PM.
    • For abortion advocacy, you would need to be available for 1 shift at any of the following times: M-W 12-5PM, Th & F 8AM -noon.

Please download the application and either return a paper copy to the clinic, or you can email your completed application to If you have any questions, please call the clinic at 319-337-2111.

Board of Directors Application
Click here to download the board of directors application (pdf).

Community Volunteer Application Click here to download the community volunteer application (pdf).

Student Practicum/Internship Application
Click here to download the practicum/internship application (pdf).

If your availability changes after filling out your application, please contact the clinic so we can discuss your new availability. Due to the number of applications we receive, it may take a while for us to contact you. Please be patient. If you have questions about the process of your application, please call the clinic at 319-337-2111.

Employment Opportunities at the Emma Goldman Clinic

There are no positions available at this time. If you like, you can fill out an application for us to keep on file. You can also download the application below (it's a pdf), print it out, and return it to the clinic. You can drop it off in person, mail it to the address listed above, fax it to 319-337-2754, or scan your filled-out application and email it to the clinic. If you have questions about the application, job openings, or employment at the Emma Goldman Clinic please call the clinic at 319-337-2112 or email

Click here to download the employment application (pdf).