DA Country Committee Volunteer Role Descriptions

EASY

Super Sharer

Get Out the Vote Recruiter

Call Tree Member

MEDIUM

Call Tree Hub

Event Volunteer

Event Greeter

Phonebanker

Designer

Press & other media outreach

Research US Notable in {Insert country or city name}

Research Partner Events in {Insert country or city name}

Social Media volunteer

Voter Registration Volunteer

INTENSE

Call Tree Organizer

Database Manager (if separate from Secretary)

Event Organizer

Partner Manager

Volunteer Coordinator

GOTV Committee Coordinator

Phonebank Manager

Voter Registration Organizer
(may overlap with GOTV Coordinator in smaller countries)

Study Abroad Coordinator

EASY


Super Sharer


Sharing social media posts on facebook and twitter helps spread event, voter and activism information far and wide. Join the DA Super Sharer team and receive weekly emails with articles, videos and more to share on your social pages.

Time commitment: 10 minutes a week

Requirements

Tasks


Get Out the Vote Recruiter


Friends telling friends about voting is one of the best ways we’ve found to get out the vote and make sure Americans abroad know 1. They can vote, 2. How they can request their ballot, 3. Where they can find more information and help.

Time commitment: 

Your choice (initial training: 2 hours)

Requirements


Tasks


Call Tree Member

Join {country name}’s call tree and help spread the word to friends about events and actions through sms, voice calls, or facebook messages.

Time commitment:
Depends on how many friends you agree to reach out to.

Requirements:

Tasks:  


MEDIUM

Call Tree Hub

Join {country name}’s call tree and help spread the word to friends and contacts about events and actions through sms, voice calls, or facebook messages.

Time commitment:
Depends on how many people you agree to reach out to.

Requirements:

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Event Volunteer


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Event Greeter

Help DA {committee} welcome newcomers at our next event and make sure they feel at home.  

Time commitment:

15 minutes prior to event plus length of event.  Minimal time post-event for follow-up email at your convenience

Requirements:

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Phonebanker

One of the most critical and vital components to winning the elections is by identifying voters. That’s where you come in.

With your help, along with hundreds of others volunteers globally, DA can identify voters quickly so that our staff and dedicated volunteers on the ground can persuade voters to vote for Democrats.

Democrats Abroad will provide training and calling scripts to make the process of calling fast and easy. Whether you are an experienced phone banker or a first-timer, this phone banking campaign is for you. We have a fantastic new phone banking system that is 100% online, so you don’t have to use a single minute of your phone plan to help out.  All you need is a computer or laptop, Internet access, and a headset.  


Time commitment:

You are in control of your time: you can call as many members as you would like, at any time that’s convenient to you.  Maybe you have a spare fifteen minutes a few evenings during the week. Maybe the rainy weather is keeping you indoors and you have an hour on a dreary Sunday afternoon.  The choice is yours

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Designer

Bring your design skills, ideas & energy to the Party!  Working with leadership develop, design and execute visual communications  - print & on-line.  The ideal candidate has a passion for design and promoting Democratic values.

Time commitment:
Dependent on Workflow/Needs of County Committee.

Requirements:
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Press & other media outreach

Using your media savvy , public relations and media outreach skills to help spread the word and message of Democrats Abroad to local and international press agents  via email, phone, etc.

Time commitment:

Ideally 2-3 hours a week for an extended period of time to allow for follow-up to outreach.

Requirements:

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Social Media volunteer

Join (    ) group to  promote, develop and maintain online  presence in order to maximize impact and promote DA as widely as possible in the community.

Time commitment:

2-3 hours per week

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Requirements:

Tasks:

INTENSE


Event Organizer

Looking for Organizer & Planner extraordinaire to make our local DA events extra special  - be sure that events are planned and executed well & attendees feel welcome

Time commitment:

5-10 hours per week according to event schedule

Requirements:

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Fundraising Coordinator

Seeking an individual with extensive fundraising experience who is interested in volunteering with our organization to create positive cash flow to fund our programs.

Time commitment:

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Partner Manager 

Develop relationships  & synergies with  partner organizations near you . Partnering together is a great way to grow your groups outreach & a  great way to meet Americans who might not be members but interested in the party - and who you can speak to later about voting.

Time commitment:

5 + hours a month

Requirements:
In development

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Volunteer Coordinator

As your groups volunteer coordinator, you'll manage all elements of volunteering for your team. on behalf of Democrats Abroad/VFA. The role involves assessing and meeting  the teams needs through the recruitment, placement and retention of volunteers.

Time committment:

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GOTV Committee Coordinator

Time commitment:

Requirement:


Tasks:

Description:

Keep Country Committee leaders and, if applicable, Chapters leaders up-to-date on all aspects of GOTV including  voting rules for overseas voters, upcoming elections and deadlines,  help set up voter registration events and train volunteer (or coordinate with Voting Registration Organizer),  work with global GOTV team on phonebanking campaigns, coordinate phonebanking campaigns and recruit and train volunteers (or work with Phonebanking Manager) and oversee GOTV outreach to membership by  email and social media.


Phonebank Manager

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Voter Registration Organizer
(may overlap with GOTV Coordinator in smaller countries)

This person is responsible for planning and conducting voter registration activities at public locations, street fairs, high school and college campuses, and other sites. In addition to setting up events and registering voters, duties will include volunteer recruitment, training, and coordination. Travel to locations throughout the county will be required.

Time commitment:

Flexible  Schedule

Requirements:

•   Previous experience in canvassing and/or voter registration work preferred
​•   Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment
•   Demonstrated ability to work independently and to maintain confidentiality
•   Strong communication skills and outgoing personality

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Study Abroad Coordinator

Study Abroad coordinator  is responsible for the coordination and implementation of
DAs Study Abroad  voter registration, civic engagement, and get out the vote efforts.

Time commitment:

Requirements:

Tasks:

• Organizing goals; work with partners to collaborate on programs and projects.

• Implement plans to reach Inspire U.S’s voter registration, civic engagement, and get out

the vote goals.

• Volunteer Recruitment and Management

• Identify, recruit, train, and manage local volunteers to assist in conducting effective voter

engagement efforts to amplify the youth voice in your area.

• Implement volunteer activities including, but not limited to, voter registration drives,

classroom presentations, tabling opportunities, data entry, and phone banking.

• Communicate frequently with Regional & Global Leadership for program updates and specific

needs for Study Abroad voter registration events (eg. materials, volunteers, etc.).

• Maintain contact with volunteers, school leaders, and community partners to develop

collaborative relationships with stakeholders