Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

League of Women Voters of the Rivertowns members are needed to volunteer for a variety of things. If you have a specific skill or interest that you would like to share contact us at info@lwv-rivertowns.org.

Ongoing Opportunities:
 
  • Voter services: Plan and coordinates candidates’ forums, gather candidate information for use with the Vote411.org website and Voters Guide, oversee distribution of Voters Guide to individuals, schools, and businesses. 
  • Publicity: Post information on online outlets, write press releases, design flyers.
  • Website: Maintain current information about the League on our website.
  • Social media:  Publicize League events on Social Media sites.
  • Membership: Maintain contact information for members, send welcome packets to new members, meet personally with new members, contact non-members who attend events, follow up with members who have not renewed. 
  • Events: Propose topics and speakers for hot topics breakfasts, movie nights, educational forums, etc., and make arrangements for them.  This may include arranging for refreshments, setting up and cleaning up, etc. 
  • Advocacy: Keep track of current League positions; lobby elected officials, write letters to editors, plan forums on issues, etc. 
  • Youth outreach:  Contacts local high schools to recruit applicants for Students Inside Albany and Running & Winning,promote voter registration for 18-year-olds, recruit interns for League projects. 
  • Environment:  The Environment Committee meets about every two months to discuss environmental issues, especially those of local concern.  Anyone who is interested should sign up to receive information by email and attend meetings whenever possible.
  • Health Care: Members of the Health Care committee attend meetings of the County Health Committee and report to the board about issues that are discussed there.  They also help to develop questions on health policy for meetings with elected officials. 
  • Poverty study: The Poverty Study coordinator needs people to help with data collection for the project.  Contact Sue Weisfeld 
  • Naturalization Court: The League chapters in Westchester County take turns sending volunteers to the monthly Naturalization ceremonies in White Plains to welcome new citizens, inform them about the League, and provide them with information on voter registration.   Our chapter is responsible for two ceremonies per year. Two members attend each ceremony (which takes 2-3 hours) and greet people as they leave.