Thank you for your interest in volunteering for democracy,
and for the Washtenaw County Democratic Party.
We’re so glad you are here.
We are a fun group of dedicated volunteers who have made the WCDP one of the strongest county Democratic parties in the state!
And we need YOU to join us!
- people who only have a few hours to devote
- people who want to live and breathe activism 24/7
- people to pull together materials and get them to other volunteers
- people who maybe don’t like meetings but do like to talk to voters one on one
- people who DO like meetings and want to help a committee identify and reach its goals
- people who love tech, spreadsheets, and numbers, numbers, numbers
- people who like to manage other people and even people who don’t like to be managed
- creative thinkers to help write our communications or plan events
We think you get the point. No matter what you think you can or can’t do, we NEED YOU!
So how can you get started to protect American democracy, make new friends, and have fun all at the same time?
If you want to jump right in, just fill out our Volunteer Interest Form and we’ll be in touch.
If you want to explore specific roles, browse through our Current Volunteer Needs List. If you see something that fits, note that on your volunteer interest form.
If you need more reasons to volunteer than saving American Democracy, here are some more!
- Satisfaction of helping swing Michigan, and the country, blue, by getting out every single Democratic vote in Washtenaw County.
- New social connections with like-minded activists and elected leaders.
- Durable, positive connections with your neighbors and Democratic activists and electeds in Washtenaw County and beyond.
- Transferable knowledge about organizational processes and technical skills.
CURRENT VOLUNTEER NEEDS– ROLES WE’D LIKE TO FILL
(Click title for full job description)
Postcard Writer: Write postcards four times a year to the same (irregular) voters in a pilot project to measure turnout
Neighborhood Organizer: Inform and galvanize potential voters in your neighborhood (aka precincts) – as an elected “precinct delegate” or unelected volunteer.
Canvassing Buddy: Support door-knocking neighborhood organizers by managing supplies, lists, and other needs.
Area Captain: This is a leadership role activating organizers in one of 15 geographic areas of the county.
Training Facilitator: Organize delivery of prepared trainings to small groups of volunteers.
Tabling Coordinator: Make sure we have the supplies and volunteers we need to show a friendly face where we need to be.
Event Planner: Organize social and educational events to build Democratic community.
ActionHub Updater: Our new ActionHub is a digital bulletin board for sharing immediate and up-coming action items with volunteers looking for tasks. Updaters monitor announcements from local allied groups working on critical issues as well as WCDP generated needs to keep the ActionHub current.
Administrative Office Volunteer: Be the friendly face in the office when members and neighbors walk in to ask questions, volunteer, pick up supplies, and buy yard signs.