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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Current Volunteer Openings:
Speakers' Bureau: When there's a general election around the corner, folks always want to learn more about our electoral systems. You could help lead these engagements through our Speakers' Bureau, or our version of Ted Talks, but there are lots of possibilities. We're looking for people who want to hear about speaking opportunities and become a better public speaker. We'll provide the training and support. Plus, there's room for a volunteer leader to step up and help coordinate this program. Who doesn't love a snazzy leadership role? It'll look great on a resume — trust us. RSVP to email@example.com.
Tabling Opportunities: It's basically summer in Maine, which means festivals and fairs are about to be in full swing. There's no better way to do outreach than to go where people are...well, going. When the League tables, we generally talk to folks about how to vote and register new voters on the spot. We provide the tabling kits so all you have to bring is your sunhat and sunscreen. Interested? Here's our current lineup:
Skowhegan River Fest | August 3-7
Designed to showcase the potential of the Kennebec River Gorge as the future home of the Skowhegan River Park, River Fest is Skowhegan's multi-day celebration of recreation and life on the Kennebec. Details about this event are still forthcoming, so we'll wait to pick the day to table. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gray Wild Blueberry Festival | Saturday, August 13 | 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
24 Main St, Gray, ME
This community-wide event has grown over the years to become a family-friendly tradition for Maine residents & staycationers. The Festival’s mission is to promote local businesses, community & school groups, and the Town of Gray. This festival celebrates all things Maine — like blueberries! RSVP to email@example.com.
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!