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Volunteer with the League

Volunteers are vital to our success. There are plenty of ways to get involved with the League and MCCE depending on your interest, skills, and availability. Check out the various volunteer teams below. If you want to get involved or learn more, please fill out our interest form! You can also contact us directly at volunteer@democracymaine.org.

 

Advocacy Volunteers

Advocacy volunteers help develop League and MCCE policy positions and strategies, as well as provide public support for policy priorities through testimony and letters to the editor, among other tactics. Advocacy volunteers can also provide administrative support in the form of data entry, or join us at a phone banking event.

 

Public Education Volunteers

Our education efforts include both civic education programs (for students) and voter education programs. Volunteers play a valuable role by leading League presentations on a variety of topics to help inform and inspire members of the public to take an active role in our democracy.

 

Voter Registration Volunteers

Voter registration is at the heart of LWVME's work, making sure as many eligible Mainers as possible are ready to take part in the next election. Voter registration efforts include tabling at public events and attending naturalization ceremonies.

 

Neighbor to Neighbor Voting

Neighbor to Neighbor Voting is a project of the League of Women Voters of Maine designed to increase voter engagement and participation in our political process through canvassing neighborhoods with low voter participation. The project offers residents the opportunity to learn about the electoral process, registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot, and changing one’s party affiliation before an election. This is a volunteer-based project: a neighbor talking to a neighbor. It is nonpartisan and intended to educate rather than to persuade. We partner with local property owners/managers, community leaders, and nonprofit organizations to foster a collaborative process. COVID Update: this fall, we will be dropping off literature, absentee ballot request forms and voter registration information for residents of the neighborhoods we work in. Contact lado@lwvme.org to get involved.

 

National Popular Vote Volunteers

With your help, we're going to get the National Popular Vote Compact signed into law in 2021. There are many ways you can get involved: write a "Letter to the Editor," attend a training session, host an educational NPV zoom meeting (with help from us), and more! You can select all of the ways you want to help out, and we will be in touch to share more details and help you get started! Click here to fill out our interest form. 

 

Youth Council (for high school students) Volunteers

Get involved with our brand-spanking-new Youth Council. It’s a growing group of students who take charge of Getting Out the Vote in their schools and communities. Take the lead in turning GenZ into lifetime voters so that we can work together to strengthen our democracy. Aside from registering new voters — that’s pretty important! — the Council helps build your resume of leadership skills that can be helpful when applying to college or for a job. Written commendations will be available for those who successfully complete a project. Join the Youth Council now by completing this form. Once you join the Council, there is a whole range of volunteer activities to choose from!