Because Democracy is not a Spectator Sport….
We need your skills, your enthusiasm, and your commitment to the myriad of projects always underway. From simple clerical tasks to grass roots advocacy, ongoing or project-by project, we can fit your interests to a volunteer job. Expanding our volunteer base is a top priority of LWVCNM.
How to Find Out More About Volunteering?
It’s easy: Contact us at 505-884-8441 or firstname.lastname@example.org Leave a message with your name/phone number and expressing your interest in finding out more about volunteering. We will contact you to match your interests/skills with a volunteer position, explain tasks involved, review time commitment for various positions, and offer training where needed.
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Current Volunteer Opportunity Overview
VOTE411 (VOTE411) has expanded to include primary and general elections in CNM’s four county region. This massive effort requires volunteers for the many VOTE411 tasks, which include:
- Question Committee to formulate candidate questions
- Candidate Reminder Committee to encourage candidates to respond to the questions
- Social Media/Publicity
- Data input (training on VOTE411 software provided)
- Proofreaders for the Voter Guide (printed version of VOTE411)
- Voter Guide distribution effort needs volunteers to contact sites to stock guides, identify new sites, and deliver the printed booklets.
Candidate Forums take planning and need volunteers to act as timekeepers, moderators, and question sorters. Training will be provided.
Voter Registration at naturalization ceremonies, local high schools, at special events, and more.
Observer Corps participants help insure transparency in local government bodies, an important League priority. League Observers are needed for numerous municipal, county meetings, and at times state meetings.
Who’s Who Political Directory is updated after each election and printed once a year. Researchers, editors, and distribution coordinators are all required to assist the Director charged with keeping Who’s Who current, accurate, and circulated to the communities the Directory serves. (Current Who’s Who)
Office Volunteers are needed for a host of administrative tasks including answering phones (in the office or remotely), responding to phone or email requests/questions, process mail, make copies/distribute as needed, help prepare monthly and mass mailings, and assist with meeting preparation. We are looking to expand our roster of regular office volunteers.
Membership Support is needed for basic administrative assistance in the join and renewing tracking/billing process, as well as the annual compilation of the Member Handbook. In the ongoing effort for member recruitment/ retention/ outreach, join the Membership Director in managing and expanding these functions.
Community Communicators to help expand our public relation efforts and social media presence.
Lunch Meeting Assistant needed as we begin the return to in-person meetings. Assist with monthly meeting registration and coordination of a catered box lunch option.
Archives Committee volunteer tasks include sorting through League print materials, organizing digital materials, and entering data on an Excel spreadsheet, following UNM’s guidelines to prepare League archival material to place into the UNM Center for Southwest Research.
Women’s Suffrage Event Committee needs a small group to plan the dedication of a trail marker to honor Julia Brown Asplund, a suffrage leader in New Mexico. The trail marker is one of three in our state. The marker is being placed on the UNM campus by Hodgin Hall. The date of the dedication is not yet set. We hope for late spring or on August 26, Women’s Equality Day.
CNM 75th Anniversary Event Committee will form to brainstorm ideas and plan/coordinate events and activities to celebrate this great milestone in our Chapter’s history.