Volunteer with Us!

Volunteer with Us!

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Help Organize the LWVO!

Looking for a short term project? Over the years LWVO has accumulated several boxes of hard copy documents. We need volunteers, perhaps someone with library experience, to go through these documents to help determine which merit archiving. Please contact Bonnie Hamlin at info [at] lwvoakland.org if you can help out.

Voter's Edge, a Project with Voter Service Committee

Join a team of League volunteers providing content for NON-PARTISAN voter information web site votersedge.org. We train you to use our data entry system; you use it to
  • input official info about ballot measures,
  • invite (using provided email templates) candidates to post information about their campaigns,
  • review candidate posts to assure they're adhering to terms of participation,
  • post information about election activities (candidate forums, ballot measure Pros&Cons presentations/publications,)
  • post links to media coverage of elections

May not be a visible worker on candidate or measure campaigns.  Contact Bonnie Hamlin at ca-alm [at] votersedge.org for more information!

 

Voter Service and Registration

We receive many requests from community groups to provide speakers on ballot issues, and we hope to reach out to new communities that previously have not taken advantage of our services.  We need people to staff tables at various city wide special events, talking to people about issues and distributing publications.

Contact Peggy Graybill at voterservice [at] lwvoakland.org or call the office at 510-834-7640.  Read more about Voter Service and Voter Registration!

Website Design and Content Work

The LWVO website needs constant information refresh, in addition to an eye toward modern use and design.  Bring your web talents to the League to make democracy work!  The League uses MyLO, or My League Online, the tool pioneered by LWVC now used by leagues across the country.   MyLO is a tool which uses both visual interface and code to create individualized yet interconnected websites for leagues.  Content can be tailored for Oakland, yet data--photos, actions, etc.--can be leveraged between leagues.  Get in touch with the Communications Committee at communications [at] lwvoakland.org to find out more and help!

"Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy.  You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in."  --Marjorie Moore