We welcome participation from students, teachers and members of the community who can help with a variety of voter registration activities on a volunteer basis. Whether you're interested in classroom presentations or prefer to stay behind the scenes, we can use your skills and enthusiasm.
Available volunteer opportunities are described in more detail below.
Training is offered to all classroom and college campus volunteers so that they have the tools to make presentations in government classes and reach out to college students on campuses. Activities take place from late August (training) through the 2nd week of October.
Volunteer teams choose specific high schools to visit for in-class presentations in government classes or college campuses where tables are set up for voter registration.
Non-presenting volunteers are needed to accompany teams to assist with filling out registration cards, turning in the cards and completing easy reports of the activity at the school.
We've also created a manual to guide our volunteers.
"Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction..."
We have opportunities for students to serve on a Student Advisory Committee to assist in developing messages and programs that appeal to young voters. We welcome students working on senior projects related to engagement in democracy and/or voter registration.
We welcome input and partnerships with teachers who want presentations in their classrooms and expanded activities.
As we expand our project, researchers will be needed to create informational materials.
"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in." -- unknown
"If our hopes of building a better and safer world are to become more than wishful thinking, we will need the engagement of volunteers more than ever." -- Kofi Annan