Volunteer Blitz for April

Wednesday, April 5, 2023
Volunteer Blitz: opportunities to work with LWVME

We're looking for dedicated volunteers that will help us educate and inform voters, boost our local guide to government, and inspire youth engagement and write civic resources for teachers. Pick one that suits your interests and strengths. We hope to hear from your soon!




Voter Engagement Team  

Our Voter Engagement Team has room for new members. Do you want to know what kind of education and engagement work is going on? Do you have a strong interest in our voter guides, youth engagement, civic education, or voter outreach projects? You can lend your voice to guiding and shaping that work moving forward. Local league members would be very welcome!

 We meet every other Thursday morning at 10 AM. Email Evan at evan@lwvme.org to learn more and get an invite to the meetings. 



Voter Guide Planning

It's never too early to start planning for our print voter guide. From design to printing to distribution, there are many opportunities for members to help the process go smoothly in 2024. We're going to create a distribution plan first, ensuring that we have plenty of time to build our list and figure out our process.

 If you'd like to be involved in that process, please email Evan at evan@lwvme.org; whether you have time to join a workgroup or would just like to be kept in the loop, there's a role for you. 



Guide to Local Government Project

With the launch of the LWVME Guide to Local Government, we are ready to start our next round of local government projects! We will be developing a set of workshops and lesson plans to go along with the guide.

Workshops: We hope to roll the workshops out in June and offer them to community groups upon request, as well as hosting several across the state this summer and fall. The workshops will consist of a basic version on local government in Maine, along with modules that frame that information through specific subject areas like the environment, education, and the economy.

Lesson Plans: We plan to work with Maine Students Vote and the League's Youth Engagement Team to develop and share some local government lesson plans for middle and high school students. These lesson plans should be ready to share by next fall, in time for the new school year. If you're interested in helping us develop these workshops, especially if you have curriculum development experience, we'll need your help!

 If you would like to help us create the guide to local government, email Lane Sturtevant at lane@lwvme.org.



Join the Youth Engagement Team

Are you interested in getting more young people involved with civics? Join our Youth Engagement Program Team! We are in need of new volunteers to join our working groups:

  • Advocacy
  • Resources Development 
  • Outreach
  • Curriculum 

 Read more about these working groups & fill out the form to join here. Email allyson@lwvme.org for more information.