*Please note, we’ve made adaptions to our Clinic Escort Program due COVID-19 pandemic. Our monthly trainings have shifted to being online, if you’re interested in being trained during this time, please fill out our Volunteer Interest Form so we can get you information about the next opportunity to become an escort.*
Clinic escorts are a friendly face and a safe barrier between patients and the anti-choice protesters who harass women outside of clinics.
For almost twenty years, NARAL Pro-Choice Minnesota has trained hundreds of volunteer clinic escorts who walk women safely into their appointments at local abortion providers. NARAL clinic escorts volunteer at both Bloomington and Robbinsdale clinics – and this is your chance to join them.
Clinic escorts are required to complete training with NARAL staff before they begin escorting. We host monthly trainings at our office in St. Paul where you can learn the history of clinic escorting, the logistics of working with local providers, and how to handle clinic protesters. You’ll be trained by veteran escorts and have the opportunity to ask them about their experiences. Training dates are generally announced six weeks in advance. Clinic escorting shifts generally take place weekday and Saturday mornings. While this opportunity is open to all, the ideal candidate will be able to escort several times per month.
After the escort training, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up for specific escorting dates. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and Events Page for future clinic escort trainings, or you can email us with any questions you might have.