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.
Interview are to be completed by April 10 and reported by April 13 to LWV Illinois.
Given the size of Chicagoland, there are numerous legislators to visit. LWV Chicago is using Sign Up Genius to help coordinate teams to visit each individual.
Questions about the interview process? Contact Margaret Herring at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For questions with Sign Up Genius, please contact Sophie at email@example.com.
Voter registration events will begin again after the March 20 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.
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
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.