Volunteer with the League

Volunteers are vital to our success. There are plenty of ways to get involved with the League 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.

 

Current Volunteer Openings:

Nonpartisan Election Observation: If you choose to vote in person on November 8, you may see a League nonpartisan election observer. We deploy these volunteers to polling locations to check on the conditions, help resolve any issues, talk to poll workers, and offer our gratitude. We appreciate our election heroes and all the work that goes into running a smooth election cycle. We're hoping to observe in more polling places than ever for this important election. Can you help? Sign up to be an election observer and then register for one of our training sessions on either October 18 or October 27


The Youth Engagement Partners team supports our work with young people and ensures that we can reach youth across the state. Join the team!! They meet the first Thursday of each month from 8:30-10:00. A quick preview of some of their work: Writing the Civic Digest newsletter that is sent monthly to Maine educators to share civic engagement opportunities and resources! Help pack and distribute the First Time Voter Kits! Volunteers can sign up by emailing allyson@mainestudentsvote.org


Neighbor to Neighbor: This fall, we'll canvass in more Maine towns than ever before, meeting voters where they are in their communities. We'll knock on doors and talk to folks, hand them voter info materials, and register them to vote on the spot. Interested? How it works: Check out our event listings. Register for any that work best with your schedule. After you've signed up, we'll be in touch to make sure you're trained and ready to go and we'll assign a morning or afternoon three hour shift. 


The LWVME Voting Age Study team is looking for a few new members to volunteer! This study started back in March. Here's the original call for volunteers & study description and quick preview of some the tasks:

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.

 

Election Observation Volunteers

Serving as an Election Observer with LWVME’s Election Observation program is an way you can support free and fair elections in your community. The League’s Election Observation program is a nonpartisan program that observes and reports on voting conditions at polling places around the state. We offer training to interested volunteers, who go out and observe elections in their communities to monitor and educate the public on the on-the-ground experience of voting in Maine. The League conducts observation for all statewide elections and for select local elections. 

 

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 designed to increase voter engagement and participation by canvassing neighborhoods with low voter participation. This is a volunteer-based project: a neighbor talking to a neighbor. It is non-partisan. We partner with local property owners/managers, community leaders, and non-profit organizations to foster a collaborative process. This fall we're educating Westbrook residents about the upcoming referendum question on ranked-choice voting and registering new voters. Want to help? Click here to learn more

 

National Popular Vote Volunteers

We support the use of the National Popular Vote (NPV) as one acceptable way to achieve the goal of the direct popular vote for election of the president until the abolition of the Electoral College is accomplished. 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 Youth Council, 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!