Making Democracy Work

Volunteer with the League

Volunteers are vital to LVWME's success. There are plenty of ways to get involved 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@lwvme.org.

Advocacy Volunteers
Advocacy volunteers help develop League 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.

NEW! GOTV Volunteers
LWVME encourages all Mainers to be civically active, and that begins with encouraging eligible residents to cast their vote in every election. Efforts include distributing our Nonpartisan Voter Guide, passing out absentee ballot requests, participating in phone banking efforts, and much more. 

Textbanking volunteers wanted now for the November 3rd election! Sign up for a training by checking out our Events page

Census Volunteers
LWVME is a Complete Count Committe. We'll help those who lack internet access or computer skills, or who are non-English speakers, and we'll help with outreach to residents of high-density neighborhoods and multifamily buildings. 

Neighbor to Neighbor Voting (on haitus due to COVID-19)
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. 

NEW! Friend to Friend Voting

Our Friend to Friend project is our answer to the challenge of encouraging people to vote during a pandemic that limits our ability to talk to people face-to-face. This project empowers volunteers to do voter engagement work within their own networks of acquaintances - and to do it strategically and effectively. Workshops help volunteers develop personal outreach plans. Just because we can't knock on doors, doesn't mean we can't connect with our friends and neighbors. Check our Events page for future workshops.