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.

Volunteers needed now!

As November approaches, we're gearing up to send trained observers to elections around the state again. Our election observation pilot program last year was incredibly successful, and gave us a good picture of what's going on around the state. If you're interested, please fill out this intake form. We'll get you training, coordinate schedules, and help connect with the clerks. If you have a few hours to spare on election day, you can be part of creating a clear picture of Maine's elections. 

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.

 

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!