In the new post-election world, the League has lots of work to do. You joined the League of Women Voters because you care about your community and you care about democracy. Here are some ways you can help the League do its work.
Whether you are ready to volunteer or want to discuss the possibilities, feel free to email nominating committee chair nancy bickel at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 510-684-6302
- There is a busy and active team of accomplished members who write and manage the web page, develop and edit the quarterly VOTER, handle publicity and press releases, produce the weekly eBlast and manage the calendar and on-line calendar postings. None of these people are required to attend board meetings.
- The Communications Coordinator, who may be a board member, keeps these volunteers informed of events to be posted, identifies priorities and helps them coordinate their activities.
Committees to Join:
Membership Committee: chaired by Jinky Gardner email@example.com
Program/Events Committee: , firstname.lastname@example.org
Affordable Housing: will be a team if members are interested
Office Administration: chaired by Suzanne Chun email@example.com
See also our long term committees which will always accept new members:
Independent Activities/ Committee Chairs and members needed:
Volunteer Coordinator/Team: Contact and schedule volunteers to staff LWV events. This position reports to the Program Director and works closely with the Membership Team.
Social and Networking Coordinator: Organize social and networking events for the League including happy hours and mixers. This position reports to the Program Director and works closely with the Communications and Membership Teams.
Fundraising Coordinator/Team: Manage outreach to donors and organize fundraising events. This position reports to the Program Director.
eBlast Editor: Produce the weekly eBlast of League and local activities using MailChimp software and the League Calendar. (Software is web based) Takes about 2 – 3 hours/week done on your own using your personal computer.
Tabling: Organize and arrange LWVBAE tabling efforts at street fairs and other public events such as Solano Stroll, National Voter Registration Day, Berkeley Streets, Juneteenth, etc. firstname.lastname@example.org
Government Watchdogs: attend committee and board meetings wearing your League button, Write a brief report (under 100 words) and submit it to email@example.com
Photographers: many – if you attend an event, please take photos and share them with firstname.lastname@example.org
Town/Gown Coordinator: establish and develop relationships with the University Community.
Community Choice Energy Monitor: Community Choice Energy (CCE) allows public agencies to purchase electricity on behalf of customers, as an alternative to investor owned utilities (like PG&E). The goal of a CCE (which is also called community choice aggregation or CCA) is to provide cleaner, greener, and more local electricity to customers. Alameda County and the city of Berkeley are studying the possibilities of doing this. LWVBAE needs a member to participate in the study and keep our membership informed. * just filled by Janice Blumenkrantz* Thank-you Janice.
Outreach: Keep in contact with Religious groups and other Civic groups such as NAACP, BOCA, etc.
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