Volunteers are essential to the League of of Women Voters. Without volunteers, we would not be able to fulfill our mission. Here are some of our current volunteer opportunities.
If you don't see an exact fit for what you are looking for, reach out to League@lwvchicago.org. We'll try to match your interests with one of our committees or upcoming events.
January 20, 2018
DOWNTOWN CHICAGO - RALLY AND MARCH
9 AM - Pre-March Events
11 AM - Rally
LWV Chicago is participating in the Women's March Chicago: March to the Polls rally and march in downtown Chicago. This event is to celebrate the activism inspired by the Women's March and renewed interest in the democratic process.
LWV Chicago plans to register voters at the event. Join us! If you are interested in getting involved with planning or attending as part of LWV Chicago, contact Catherine Mardikes at email@example.com. You can also join the LWV Chicago March to the Polls Facebook Group.
MARCH MEET-UP DETAILS
Additional details about the march can be found at the Women's March Chicago website.
Marshal Volunteer: The march needs marshals along the route. If you are interested, please check out the website for details and training schedule.
Donate: If you can't march but want to support it, consider making a donation to cover logistical costs. Donations can be made through the Chicago Women's March website.
What you can do:
Time Commitment: 1-2 hrs a month for meetings. Task timeframes will vary.
Next Steps: Attend an upcoming LWV Chicago committee meeting to learn more about committee tasks and volunteer opportunities. Check our calendar for the next discussion. RSVP or send additional questions to League@lwvchicago.org
LWV Chicago is coordinating registration drives leading up to the March 2018 primary. If you would like to get involved with planning or working a drive, contact Helene Gabelnick, Voter Service Chair, at firstname.lastname@example.org
Several LWV members are taking the lead in four types of locations around the city. Contact the individuals noted to get involved in these specific projects (you can also email email@example.com to get more information).
LWV Chicago is partnering with Chicago Votes to register eligible voters at Cook County Jail. Voting drives will be held on Sundays from 3-6 pm, unless time is otherwise noted
Time Commitment: 3 hours per shift
Next Steps: Here are the details with volunteering at Cook County jail, from Chicago Votes. You may also contact Julie Shelton at firstname.lastname@example.org for more details on jail visit training and how to sign-up.
If you are not a deputy voter registrar yet, check the LWV Chicago calendar. The League regularly sponsors training!
There are three steps to working in the jail:
1. Fill out google form Cook County Jail Project
2. Become a Deputy Registrar (If you already are, great! If not, check the LWV calendar for voter registration opportunities)
3. Cook County Jail Training 101
After filling out the google form Cook County Jail Project please ensure you calendar the dates you choose. You will receive a confirmation email a few days before each training.
LWVChicago is updating its website; it's a perfect time to get involved!
Are you social media savvy? Become part of the League's social media team + help with content and strategy for social media outreach on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
Help LWVChicago get important announcements out to members and prospective members. Expertise or willingness to learn MailChimp is a plus.
Help LWVChicago record video of key meetings and activities for website and social media use.