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:

 

Register New Voters: Our Neighbor to Neighbor program relaunches this spring. Designed to increase voter engagement and participation in our political process, we canvass in neighborhoods with low voter participation. We go go door-to-door and talk to residents about the electoral process, registering to vote (often on the spot!), requesting an absentee ballot, and changing one’s party affiliation before an election. Think you might like to volunteer with us? Check out our upcoming info session here.

 

Voter Guide Research: Thanks to our dedicated volunteers, we have a comprehensive list of Maine towns (with at least one candidate election) for June 14 — just in time for candidate filings to be in! The next two weeks are crucial for covering all the information needed for these races in the League's online voter guide, Vote411.org. If you have time to help out, get in touch with Evan at evan@lwvme.org and sign up for a town or two (or as many as you'd like!)

 

Non-partisan Election Observation: Summer will be here before we know it, as well as the upcoming June 14 election. The League trains volunteers to monitor voting at polling places around the state, reporting on polling place conditions and witnessing the election process. We work with attorneys and election officials to resolve problems. Think you might like to volunteer to observe polling locations on June 14? Fill out this form to be contacted about trainings and next steps.

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!