HOW YOU CAN HELP
Whether you can volunteer an hour a month, or four hours a day, every little bit makes a huge difference – and we want to make sure that your time spent volunteering is as effective, productive, and worthwhile as possible.
CANVASSING – Canvassing involves volunteers going door to door to gather information on whether voters support a candidate (Voter ID’s), to persuade voters to vote for a candidate (persuasion) and ultimately to remind voters to turnout and vote.
VOTER REGISTRATION – Often overlooked, voter registration is an effective tool for campaign organizing. Many voters do not understand voter registration laws – i.e. when you change your address, you must also change your voter registration. Often times there is a large number of people hidden from your district’s voter rolls because they forgot to re-register. Likewise, many young people – and even some older – are not registered.
DATA ENTRY – This is the least intensive, but also one of the most important, volunteer actions. Every door knocked, every call made, every volunteer that signs up needs to be collected, and processed within our databases.
LOUISVILLE DEMOCRATIC PARTY INTERNSHIP PROGRAM— a higher level of engagement in working with the party and candidates in different roles. Will receive training that can be used in working in campaigns.
PHONEBANKING/TEXTBANKING – Phone banking involves volunteers making phone calls to registered voters to gather information on whether voters support a candidate (Voter ID’s), to persuade voters to vote for a candidate (persuasion) and ultimately to remind voters to turnout to vote. Peer to Peer Textbanking is a way that we can text voters for GOTV.
EVENT STAFFING – Events typically range from organizing meetings, training sessions, and most often, community festival booths. This is often the most visible aspect of the Party’s activities, and is a vital entry point for voters to get involved and informed. Typically, events are scheduled in 3 hour shifts for volunteers.
COMMUNICATIONS AND CREATIVE SERVICE— writing, graphic design, photography, videography, social media, and partnering with a candidate at a events are all important ways you can volunteer that are frequently not requested, but an essential part of campaigns and the party.