Become a part of the League of Women Voters!
There are many possible ways for you to participate actively in the League's work. Once you join, you will learn of volunteer opportunities through the League's monthly calendars and newsletter, the LWVAC Voter, by attending committee meetings, or by coming back to this website. Join today!
For a quick look at the most current list of activities, visit our Upcoming Events page.
The League has a guilt-free policy for its members. You can join and participate as much or as little as you like. Many active members were inactive for years, then increased their participation as their lives changed.
Volunteers are the heart and soul of any volunteer organization, and the League of Women Voters of Alachua County (LWVAC) is no exception. While many volunteers are visible in their roles as leaders, advocates, and organizers, there are also those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to make the organization run smoothly. Volunteer opportunities range from serving in long-term roles to helping out at a single event.
Without the hard work and commitment of our volunteers, we would be unable to achieve our goals and make a meaningful impact in the community. Volunteer today!
While maintaining strict nonpartisanship regarding candidates and parties, the League may and does support or oppose issues after a process of study and consensus.
Our local committees identify issues of interest to the community, conduct an investigation and evaluate the results, both pro and con. Following vetting, and with approval, the League promotes its position to voters through education and advocacy.
We study issues, take action, and lobby legislators and school boards in our efforts to seek positive changes for our community.
We are supervising, advising, and coordinating the newly formed student chapters of LWV at the University of Florida and Santa Fe College.
We coordinate LWVAC efforts to reduce gun violence in our community.
We advocate for better access to equitable care in our local community and at the statewide level and provide information about healthcare-related issues with the goal of helping people make more informed decisions about their healthcare.
To preserve Florida’s land, and ensure that citizens in Alachua County have clean water and air. We collect, review, analyze, interpret, and disperse data for public education.
We focus on improving the adult and juvenile criminal justice system and deflecting people from it through prevention and treatment consistent with accountability and justice. In order to accomplish this, we advocate for the establishment of a comprehensive, civil system of care to provide assessments and wrap-around services.
The League of Women Voters actively encourages and supports all eligible citizens to register and to vote in national, state, and local elections. Contact one of the Committee Co-Chairs to get involved with Voter Services and participate in voter registration, education, and engagement in Alachua County.
The Oak Hammock Committee is comprised of LWV of Alachua County members residing at Oak Hammock. The meetings typically include speakers on pertinent and timely topics. Recordings of the meetings are shared with all LWV members and the general public.
Committees Seeking Leadership
The following committees are currently seeking leadership. They are important to LWVAC, as these committees follow and update our membership on many pertinent issues in our community. If you would like to volunteer to chair or co-chair one of these committees, please info [at] lwv-alachua.org (contact Janice).
We study issues, take action, and lobby legislators and school boards in our efforts to seek positive changes for our students.
The Local Issues Committee and its Action Teams focus on identifying the wide-ranging issues facing Gainesville City and Alachua County residents.
The League of Women Voters offers internships to University of Florida and Santa Fe College students in the spring and fall semesters of each academic year. The purpose of the internship is to provide students with a meaningful learning experience about the League and its activities. The students gain a heightened awareness of the importance of civic engagement, as well as some new skills for acting in the political arena. Please info [at] lwv-alachua.org (contact us) if you're interested in an internship.