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Join a committee to get involved

We have many opportunities for you to support the League's mission of empowering voters and defending democracy in the Austin area.

  • Learn about the committees below.
  • Join the committee you are most interested in.
  • Please note, some committees are open to the public and some only to League members.

If you don't see something here, please contact so we can help you find a way for you to do meaningful work with your volunteer time!
We look forward to working with you!

Voters Service

Engage, register, educate.

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Voters Guide
Voters Guide

This group creates and distributes the Voters Guide, the resource for candidate information for local voters.

Questions Team for the Voters Guide and Candidate Forums

The Voters Guide is the League’s signature product available before every election.

  • The same questions are sent to each candidate in the same race so voters can compare their answers.
  • The team works on questions that are timely, impartial and unbiased.
  • The Team collaborates with our Advocacy and Voters Guide teams to identify topics throughout the year.
  • League-conducted candidate forums are held before most elections. This includes City of Austin City Council and Mayoral races.
  • The team may also research and write descriptions for ballot measures (bonds, propositions, and amendments).

Team Lead role

  • Create methods to collect questions from the general public and League membership (such as an online survey)
  • Organize ideas and suggestions online via a Google tools
  • Coordinate with Advocacy and Voters Guide leaders

Team Member role

  • Research and monitor hot topics of interest in local communities
  • Participate with team in determining topics of greatest interests for candidate races
  • Develop impartial questions reflecting top topics
  • Prepare clear descriptions of local ballot measures

Time demands are minimal most of the year, an estimated 8-10 hours of concentrated work effort before each Voters Guide

Voters Guide Production Team

  • Creates the Voters Guide for every election, and it includes editors, proofreaders, designers, coders, and translators.
  • League members with a background in publishing are particularly valuable for this team.

Time commitment varies according to role, with quick turnarounds needed during the month before early voting begins in each election cycle. This team is coordinated by the Voters Guide Director.

Voters Guide Distribution Team

  • Help distribute our Voters Guide across Travis and Williamson Counties! 
  • We print and distribute hard copies of the Voters Guide for Presidential Primary and General elections and Midterm Primary and General elections.
  • For each edition, we spend a day or two bundling the copies with cover sheets according to orders.
  • We assign routes to individual volunteers to take the bundles to their distribution point.

Estimated time commitment is one or two days for each distribution cycle and the volunteer will need to have their own vehicle for transporting bundles. This team is coordinated by the Distribution Chair. 

Candidate Forum Team

  • Hosts discussion forums featuring candidates on local ballot races in the Austin area (County Commissioners, AISD, City Council, etc.).
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Register & GOTV
Register & GOTV

Engage citizens to register and to vote! We hold numerous events throughout the Austin Area to help do just that. Each VDR event needs a lead, who is responsible for transporting supplies from the office to and from the event site, setup, teardown, and managing the VDR volunteers during the event. Find more information about becoming a VDR.

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First Vote
First Vote

We educate and register high school and college students to vote. Members participating in this program must have availability during the school day, own a laptop computer, be a certified Volunteer Deputy Registrar (VDR), and be willing to present in front of groups of teenagers. Our program consists of a Powerpoint presentation that takes students through some education about voting trends, an activity that demonstrates the power of their voices, and information on the mechanics of voting in Travis County (modifications can be made for other counties). More information can be found here.

Community & Policy

Advocate & educate on issues

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Advocate for change at the local level with other League members. The Advocacy Committee utilizes the League’s policy positions as a guide to identify issues important to the community. We educate membership and the public on the issues, engage with the community, collaborate with like-minded organizations, and promote policies that make the Austin area a better place to live.

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Community Outreach
Community Outreach

Builds and sustains relationships between the League and other community groups, civic organizations, businesses, and underrepresented communities to empower voters and defend democracy. The team’s overarching goal is for all communities throughout the Austin Area to be informed about the League’s nonpartisan mission, vision, opportunities, and to feel empowered to vote and get involved in government at all levels.

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Community and Policy
Community and Policy

Advocates on behalf of League positions at the local level; observes local governmental activities; and prepares programs and events to educate and engage members and the general public.

Communications & Technology

Empowering voters

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Social Media
Social Media

Creates and carries out an effective social media plan to empower voters and inform members

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This team is responsible for the implementation, training, and maintenance for various technology tools LWV-AA uses. This include ClubExpress, Zoom, and GSuite.

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Newsletter & eBlast
Newsletter & eBlast

This team is responsible for creating and publishing LWV-AA's monthly newsletter, The VOTER, and other eBlasts needed to communication with our members and newsletter distribution lists.


Support League events

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Event Committee
Event Committee

This group specializes in planning and organizing events. We have a team of 10-15 volunteers to help with food, drink, set-up, clean-up, and lock-up for our monthly evening events, monthly new member meetups, three general meetings (annual, holiday, fall kickoff), and other member and public-facing events.

  • Provide appetizer, dessert, wine or punch for League meetings
  • Set-up tables and seating
  • Set-up electronics for presentations
  • Clean-up and re-lock meeting spaces
  • Greet and handle sign-in for member events
  • Handle member payments at events using PayPal (training provided)

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Office Corps
Office Corps

This team provides administrative support to the League office during weekday hours.

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Membership Committee
Membership Committee

The Membership Committee goal is to expand, support, and strengthen our member base for continued impact, and you're invited to join!

Committee membership will offer you the opportunity to

  • Expand our Reach: You'll be at the forefront of efforts to support and grow our membership.
  • Collaborate: Work alongside other League members who share your passion for democracy and civic engagement.
  • Make a Difference: Your contributions will help ensure we can do the critical work of empowering voters and defending democracy.

Committee members will collaborate to develop outreach strategies and materials to help grow our membership base; help plan and organize member engagement activities; and engage with the community to raise awareness about LWVAA. Our goal is to offer both remote and in-person opportunities to suit diverse schedules and preferences. 

We welcome volunteers from all backgrounds and experiences. Whether you're a seasoned coordinator or someone looking to make a difference for the first time, your dedication and enthusiasm are what matter most.

Contact: Membership Director Joyce Jackson

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