Making Democracy Work

Volunteer

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.

Committee Involvement

LWVChicago has several committees that meet on a regular basis. Committees can be for League advocacy and administration tasks.

What you can do:

  • Attend regular meetings - give input and guidance
  • Lead or assist project tasks during the month.

Activities can range from periodic event planning, coordinate advocacy efforts on League positions, or assisting with League administration activities.

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

Observer Corps

LWV Chicago is always looking for volunteers to attend government meetings as part of our Observer Corps program. Find out more details and contact information on our Observer Corps page.

Voter Registration Opportunities

COORDINATE REGISTRATION DRIVES

LWV Chicago is looking to perform registration drives at area high schools, city colleges and retirement communities leading up to the March 2018 primary. If you would like to get involved, contact Helene Gabelnick at league@lwvchicago.org

COOK COUNTY JAIL VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVES Sundays, Oct - Feb

LWVChicago is partnering with Chicago Votes to register eligible voters at Cook County Jail. Voting drives will be held on Sundays from 3-6pm.

  • November 12, 2017
  • December 10, 2017
  • January 7, 2018
  • February 11, 2018
  • February 18, 2018

What you can do: If you are a deputy voter registrar, you can sign-up for one or more Sunday shifts. There are multiple buildings at the facility; the more volunteers available the more individuals registered!

Time Commitment: 3 hours per shift

Next Steps: Contact Julie Shelton at league@lwvchicago.org for more details on jail visit training and how to sign-up.

If you are not a deputy voter registrar yet, check the LWVChicago calendar. The League regularly sponsors training!

VOTER REGISTRATION DRIVE

Collaboraction Peacebook 2017 Festival of Theater, Dance, and Music

LWVChicago will be registering voters during Collabaraction events throughout the city.

  • LaFollette Austin November 4 3-7pm

What you can do: Assist with registering voters. You do not have to be a deputy voter registrar to volunteer.

Time Commitment: sign up for 2hr or 4hr shifts

Next Steps: Contact Melanie Norstrom at league@lwvchicago.org to sign-up or for additional information.

Communications

There are several opportunities to assist our Communications team reach current and prospective members. To express interest or find out more information, contact Cathy Potkay at league@lwvchicago.org

WEBSITE MAINTENANCE

LWVChicago is updating its website; it's a perfect time to get involved!

  • Site Maintenance - calendar & events pages
  • Post current news content
  • Implement new features

SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGISTS

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.

NEWS UPDATES

Help LWVChicago get important announcements out to members and prospective members. Expertise or willingness to learn MailChimp is a plus.

  • Chicago Voter (monthly newsletter)
  • Time for Action alerts to members
  • Event and news updates

VIDEOGRAPHER FOR LWV EVENTS

Help LWVChicago record video of key meetings and activities for website and social media use.

  • Record briefings and special events