Volunteer

Volunteer

We are a volunteer-run organization. Without you, we cannot fulfill our mission. Check out the volunteer roles we have a available and sign up for any that interest you!

Some volunteer opportunities are only available to members. If you want to support us, join us.

 

How often would you like to volunteer?

               Weekly                                   Monthly                            Periodically        

 

Volunteer Weekly

Facebook Editor

Schedule: Up to you
Location: Can work remotely

Regularly review and monitor our Facebook content, respond to comments and questions sent through Facebook, and promote the content of other Leagues and organizations. Interested? Get more info.

Instagram Editor

Schedule: Up to you
Location: Can work remotely

Curate new content for our Instagram, regularly review and monitor our account, and respond to comments and questions on the platform. Interested? Get more info.

Twitter Editor

Schedule: Up to you
Location: Can work remotely

Regularly review and monitor our Twitter account, respond to comments and questions, and promote the content of other Leagues and organizations. Interested? Get more info.

 

Volunteer Monthly

City Government Observer

Schedule: First Monday morning of each month
Location: LWV Chicago's downtown office

Help our City Government Committee to observe and analyze the workings of Chicago's City Council. Attend city council meetings (in person or virtually) and meet with fellow committee members with an eye toward improving our city government's transparency and accessibility. Interested? Get more info.

Diversity and Inclusion Advocate

Schedule: Monthly meetings, date varies
Location: Varies

Work with our Committee on Diversity and Inclusion (CODI) to ensure we meet our commitment to having a diverse membership of women and men from different backgrounds, including race, ethnicity, religion, gender or gender preference, education, and income level. Interested? Get more info.

Education Advocate

Schedule: Monthly weekday meetings, your choice of daytime or evening
Location: LWV Chicago's downtown office

Join our Education Committee to study and advocate for issues related to education policy in Chicago. Local school councils, fiscal concerns of CPS and its oversight and accountability are just some of the Committee's current topics of interest. Given significant interest, the Education Committee has formed two groups to accommodate schedules, with daytime and evening meetings. Interested? Get more info.

Graphic Designer

Schedule: Up to you
Location: Can work remotely

Create graphics for us! We use Canva and would prefer you do too. No prior knowledge is necessary; we will provide training. Interested? Get more info.

Issue Reporter

Schedule: Up to you
Location: Can work remotely

Track and chronicle issues and the ways they affect the city of Chicago. Interested in social justice and the challenges faced by diverse communities around the city? Or public safety and efforts to reduce violence and improve neighborhood well-being? Do you have a favorite policy area you'd like to cover? Get in touch with us. We’ll help you find out the latest news, follow trends and keep us all informed about what’s happening here and now in our city.

League Connector

Schedule: Varies
Location: Varies

Reach out to new members, invite them to upcoming events, and acquaint them with League activities an practices. The League Connector program is a great opportunity to meet people and learn more about the League. No need to be an expert on everything—you just need to help new members feel welcomed and connected. You must be a League member to volunteer for this task. Interested? Get more info.

Local Unit Member

Schedule: Varies
Location: Varies

Meet in small groups called "Units" to discuss issues and organize local action. Units meet monthly in neighborhood locations around the city. Individuals interested in learning more about the League are welcome to attend Unit meetings, which are open to the public. This is a great way to be introduced to the League and its activities. Find out when and where your Unit meets.

Membership Recruiter

Schedule: Varies
Location: LWV Chicago's downtown office

Work with our Membership Committee to to attract new members and keep existing members engaged in League activities. Work with other committees to ensure there are opportunities for all members to get involved and plan social events so members can meet and mingle. You must be a League member to volunteer for this task. Interested? Get more info.

Website Editor

Schedule: Up to you
Location: Can work remotely

Help us maintain and improve our website. You will update the site as requests come in and review website content for relevance, accuracy, and grammar and text flow. Interested? Get more info.

 

Volunteer Periodically

Event Planner

Schedule: Varies
Location: Varies

Program and organize our events! Maybe you have a great idea for a new lecture topic, or maybe you're excellent at manning a check-in table. If you're interested in planning or running events, we're happy to have your help. Get more info. 

Event Reporter

Schedule: Varies
Location: Varies

Attend League events and activities and report on what happens! Your writing will be shared on all of our platforms. You get to choose which events you cover. Interested? Get more info.

Media Analyst

Schedule: Up to you
Location: Can work remotely

Review the analytics on one or more of our platforms (Website, MailChimp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) to discern patterns and suggest improvements in our media activity. You must be a League member to volunteer for this task. Interested? Get more info.

Photographer

Schedule: Varies
Location: Varies

Handy with your phone's camera? That's all it takes. Help us record and publicize our work by attending League events and activities to snap some photos. Interested? Get more info.

Voter Registrar

Schedule: Varies
Location: Varies

Help us register voters! We will be coordinating registration drives leading up to the 2020 elections. You do not need to be a trained Deputy Voter Registrar to work at these drives. Get more info and sign up.