League of Women Voters of Arlington Volunteer Opportunities 2018 - 2019
Please select one or two areas in which you would like to volunteer with an LWV working group this year. If you don't see what interests you below, there is space for you to tell us your ideas. We'll follow-up and discuss how you can make an impact with the League. If you cannot give of your time this year, we still hope to see you at one of our events. Thanks for your support!
Vote411.org is a key part of the League's voter education mission where voters can find their polling station, get a sample ballot, and learn about the candidates they will vote on. However, we need to get the word out, particularly in September and October before elections.
I can help hang signs for Vote411 at libraries and community centers.
I can research various social media outlets for promoting Vote411.
This is a League core function. Voter registration events are held throughout the year across Arlington in markets, apartment complexes, places of worship, fairs, etc.
Volunteer for high school voter registration. (Involves min. 1-hr. commitment during school hours)
Volunteer to register inmates (not convicted of a felony)
Coordinate voter registration at apartment complexes & other living communities in ARL
Help develop content for the League's radio and t.v. shows with Arlington Independent Media; find people to interview; find topical and relevant subjects related to civics, history, and voting. A monthly meeting is held to gather and select ideas.
Interested in developing radio content
Interested in developing t.v. content
Voter Registration & language
If you would be comfortable registering voters using a language other than English, please indicate the language below.
Coordinate events to present candidates for County Board, School Board, and state offices. Forums are usually held in October before elections. Please check one or more role(s) below for which you'd be interested in volunteering.
Manage membership information at the welcome table
Manage sign-in at the welcome table
Reaching out to candidates re: availability
Locating space for the event
Facilitate candidate debates
Take up question cards from the audience
Monitor time (for each candidate's questions)
Creating a flyer for the event
LWV-Arlington's Advocacy Groups
The League of Women Voters takes position on a variety of issues and advocates on these positions with local, state, and national leaders. Many of LWV-Arlington's advocacy groups meet once a month to plan educational events, postcard writing sessions, and other strategic activities to increase awareness and support for its positions.
Equal Rights Amendment
Affordable Housing in Arlington
Election Security / Voter Protection
After postcard writing events, the League often needs people willing to go into communities around Arlington and leave postcards and/or ring doorbells to discuss issues. Upcoming opportunities will support "get out the vote" and ERA advocacy in Virginia.
Yes, please contact me about how I can spread the word on important issues!
Lobby Corps (need 1 representative)
This is a super opportunity to grow in advocacy in collaboration with other members of the national League's Lobby Corps. Attend a monthly meeting on the League issue of the month at LWVUS headquarters in Washington DC; advocate by visiting ~ 8 members of Congress each month. Approximate time commitment: 18 - 22 hours per month including: LWVUS Lobby Corps meeting (3-4 hours); making appointments with congressional staff (4 hours); meeting with Congressional staff (8-10); and reporting results of meetings to Lobby Corps and LWV presidents of states involved in visits (3-4 hours) **Must apply, and be selected by, the Co-Leaders of Lobby Corps.**
Yes, I'd like to be contacted by the League to discuss this role and submitting an application.
Arlington Public Schools / Liaison to Advisory Committee on Instruction (need 1 representative; 1 back-up)
For the person who would like close-up view of the Arlington Public School system, this group is for you! Attend monthly meetings with other school and community members and provide feedback on various curriculum initiatives arising from the subcommittees. Issues from this committee go before the school board. Advocate for education in accordance with League position. For more information, see
Yes, please contact me to discuss this role further.
Sips 'n Civility (issue discussion program)
This group plans educational topics for discussion. Events are usually held monthly at a local restaurant Mon. - Wed. where members and non-members meet, sometimes hear a speaker, and/or respond to questions at each table. Previous topics have included: Restoring Ex-felon Voting Rights in VA, Experiencing the lives of DACA kids, holding civil conversation, etc.
Yes, I'd like to learn more about the Sips 'n Civility planning committee.
This group, headed by Nancy Tate, will arrange activities for the 2020 Centennial of both the 19th Amendment and the League of Woman Voters – They will honor the suffragettes and record the work the League has done in the past 100 years. This includes planning events as well as historical research.
Yes, I'd like to learn more about the Centennial Committee.
LWV-Arlington Membership Committee
Do you enjoy reaching out to new people and connecting them to advocacy work? Help respond to new member inquiries and get people excited about joining the League!! Committee members meet periodically to discuss scholarships for membership, diversification and outreach, etc.
Yes, I'd like to learn more about the LWV-ARL Membership Committee.
Running Condo/Home Association Board Elections
League members run board elections for condos and homeowner communities in Arlington. This is a great service to the community and a fundraiser for the League. Most of this work is done from home with the exception of the on-site election event. Training and support provided.
Yes, I'd like to learn more about conducting board elections for the League.
Finding space in Arlington
This is a short-term need. LWV-Arlington needs a list of spaces available to rent/reserve around Arlington. It would be good to inventory space available, cost, and available resources at each space with contact information. This requires web research, phone calls, and knowledge of Word or Excel.
Yes, I'd like to be contacted by the League to discuss this role.
Voter Girl (Girl Scout Troop Outreach)
The League has a program for Girl Scouts to earn their Civics badge. We need a program coordinator and a few people who could go out to Leagues and present the information. (Check one or both.)
Program Coordinator (Take requests and schedule events)
Presenter (Meet troops and present information)
LWV-Arlington is working to build student membership to integrate young people into our mission. Come share your ideas!
Yes, I'd like to learn more about developing student groups with the League.
Could you help organize a League night at a local restaurant (in which a % of profits spent one night would be donated to the League)? Could you position our group for Giving Tuesday each year? Could you contribute grant-writing skills if an opportunity comes up? This is a great opportunity to support the League from home!
Yes, I'd like to be contacted by the League to discuss this role.
Can you help with PR or with following up on the League in the news? This would be a great service to do from home.
Twitter account manager
Can you develop signs or brochures to market the League and its events?
Do you enjoy YouTube? The LWV-ARL channel needs development.
Roberta needs some support following up on press releases and finding LWV-ARL in the news!
Not sure where you fit?
There's a million ways, big and small, that you could support the mission of LWV-Arlington. If you'd rather indicate a skill you'd like to contribute, we'll help you find a good use for your talent.
Technology (web and/or social media)
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