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Email: lwvaustin@lwvaustin.org
Phone 512-451-6710
LWV Austin Area
3908 Avenue B,
Austin, TX 78751
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Volunteer Opportunities

 

The League of Women Voters Austin Area is an all-volunteer membership organization. You accomplish our mission:  Empowering Voters. Defending Democracy.

Below is a description of all the current volunteer opportunities and the different ways you can contribute to our mission. 
If any of these volunteer opportunities interest you or you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us at volunteer@lwvaustin.org. We look forward to working with you!




Please note, some volunteer roles are open only to League members, while other volunteer roles are open to the community.


Voters Guide

Assistant Editor: The assistant editor will work closely with the Voters Guide Director to produce a Voters Guide for every election. This position assists with all aspects of production, including question writing, candidate contact, scheduling, copyediting, proofreading, art editing, and general quality control. Publishing experience is preferred, but not required if candidate has good attention to detail. Proficiency in Spanish, Vietnamese, or Chinese a plus! (open to League members)

Proofreader: Volunteers are needed to do proofreading for the Guide, and data entry for Vote 411 based on Guide information. Individuals with experience in copy editing are particularly needed. (open to League members)

First Vote!

First Vote! Co-Chair: First Vote! Co-Chair sought: Work with the current Chair to further develop and execute our high school voter registration program in Travis and contiguous county schools. (open to League Members)

Observer Corps 

League Meeting Representative: This is a new initiative with the goal of having a League representative present at the meetings of local governmental bodies, both to observe the actions taken at the meeting and to report on the issues considered at the meeting. These reports will help the League to track the current important issues in Austin and surrounding areas, and to incorporate that knowledge into the content of the Voters Guide and the Candidate Forums. Most all governmental meetings are held online, so this volunteer role can be done fully from home. Of primary interest are City Council Meetings, County Commissioner Meetings, and ISD meetings, but if you have an interest in following any other governmental groups, we would be happy to work with you on that goal. If you would like to sign up to observe and report, you may do so here(open to League members) 

Candidate Forums & Debates 

Candidate Forums and Debate Volunteers: Part of our goal is to educate our members and the public on the issues we face in the voting booth. To assist with that goal, we need volunteers to moderate forums and debates throughout the year, as well as craft meaningful questions to pose to candidates during those events. In addition, the current Candidate Forums Chair is ready to train a new leader for this activity.  (open to League members)

Policy Positions Committee

Administration of Justice: The League is working on a new policy position in the area of Administration of Justice. Volunteers with expertise in this policy area are needed to help research and develop this written position statement. (open to League members)

Defending the Environment: The League is working on a new position statement in the area of environmental policy. Volunteers with expertise in this policy area are needed to help research and develop this written position statement. (open to League members)

Development

Grant Writers: Volunteers with expertise in grant writing are needed to help the League apply for various funding opportunities. Since the League is nonpartisan and self-funded, financial support is necessary for all our current programming. If you have expertise in this area, please reach out. (open to League members)

Social Giving Lead: Much of charitable giving today is done through social media platforms. A volunteer with expertise with these programs, and familiarity with fund-raising, is needed to lead the League efforts in this area. Since the League is nonpartisan and self-funded, financial support is necessary for all our current programming. If you think you can help lead this effort, please reach out. (open to League members)

Event Planning Team Member: Since the League is nonpartisan and self-funded, financial support is necessary for all our current programming. Fundraising events play an important role in providing that support.  If you can help with planning on virtual or in-person fundraising events, please reach out. (open to League members)

Communications & Technology

Social Media Manager (Facebook): Volunteers who are tech savvy, interested in social media or have experience in social media are needed! You will manage day to day posts for Facebook and help craft the social media strategy. (open to League members)

Project Manager: Volunteers with experience in creative project management are needed. Looking for someone to manage the overall communications request process to ensure timely delivery of creative content.  (open to League members)

Director of Technology: Volunteers who have an understanding of Club Express and GSuite or willingness to learn. We are looking for someone who can oversee our team that leads various technology platforms to help us best communicate with our membership. (open to League members)

Organization

Volunteer Management Chair: As an all-volunteer organization, the League relies on the skills, time, and talents of our members. This is an opportunity to work with the entire structure of the League matching members and non-members to open opportunities. This position requires a people-person with skills to respond rapidly to email inquiries. Active attendance at one New Member Coffee/Orientation per month, held on second Saturdays, is required. Experience with CRM or association management software is a plus as the League is transitioning to Club Express software with a Volunteer module. (open to League members)


Direct link to this page: lwvaustin.org/Volunteer-Opportunities


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