PCRM Volunteer Opportunities for Health Care Professionals
If you are a physician or other healthcare professional, there are a number of ways you can volunteer to help PCRM promote healthy nutrition and ethical research.
1. Become a PCRM spokesperson.
If you are a physician or registered dietitian, you can become a PCRM spokesperson. We frequently need experts to give presentations, speak at press conferences, and give interviews to TV, radio, and print news outlets. PCRM also needs physicians, registered dietitians, and other healthcare professionals to work with us in writing letters to the editors of newspapers all over the country. If you are interested in helping us, please contact Christina Philips at CPhillips@pcrm.org or 202-527-7319. Media training is available.
2. Lend your expertise in comments to research bodies.
There are opportunities for physicians to testify at the open meetings of the National Institutes of Health and other research bodies. By letting us know your specialty, we can contact you to testify at the appropriate hearing. If you are interested in helping us, please contact email@example.com or 202-686-2210.
3. Testify at federal and state legislative hearings.
There are opportunities for physicians and other healthcare professionals to testify at federal and state legislative hearings. Please let us know your specialty and the best way to reach you so we can contact you to testify. If you are interested in helping us, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-686-2210.
4. Review research papers.
We can use the expertise of physicians and registered dietitians in interpreting research publications in various specialty areas. If you are interested in helping us, please contact email@example.com or 202-686-2210.
5. Recommend us to your colleagues.
We are happy to contact your colleagues, provide them with literature, or involve them in other ways. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 202-686-2210.
6. Subscribe to PCRM Online.
PCRM's monthly newsletter is the best way to stay up-to-date on the work we are doing. Subscribe to PCRM Online.
7. Distribute PCRM health brochures to your patients and colleagues.
You can obtain our health and nutrition brochures and our Vegetarian Starter Kit by visiting our literature store or downloadable publications and fact sheets page. Leave these materials in the waiting room or examining room for patients to read, or hand them out to colleagues at conferences and meetings.
8. Write a letter to the editor of your local paper or to a medical journal.
See an article about nutrition or ethics in research in a newspaper or journal that you’d like to respond to? Send a letter to the editor—and send us a copy if you get published! Use our letter writing tips to get started. Make sure to mention your credentials.
9. Make your cafeteria vegetarian friendly.
If your hospital or workplace has a cafeteria in the building, you can help make your cafeteria a healthier place for you and your patients to eat. Start by politely asking for more meat-, egg-, and dairy-free foods, such as veggie burgers, bean and rice burritos, stir-fries, soymilk, and nondairy ice cream. You just might get what you ask for!
Encourage your cafeteria director to contact Veg Advantage, a national consulting group that helps foodservice professionals add healthy dining options to their menus.
Show your appreciation! Thank your cafeteria for offering healthy, delicious, vegetarian food.
10. Help in our ongoing campaigns to put a stop to cruel and unnecessary animal experiments and live animal labs.