Global Volunteer Opps

We have lots of interesting opportunities for you to work on globally. Below are a few requests our global teams have.

Global teamwork is all online. If you are used to working in a virtual environment, and are a good team player, these are great roles for you.  


Design Team

The design team provides graphic. copy and design solutions for Democrats Abroad leaders, caucuses,  country & global committees.  We are looking for a hardworking design volunteer with an eye for details & a willingness to roll up his/her sleeves and help out with small but IMPORTANT production projects including assisting with 'clean up' of on-line archives, developing on-line assets library and day-to-day production request  - business cards, posters,  etc.

Time commitment: Dependent on workflow and your own schedule. 

Requirements: 

  • 1+ year of real-world design experience or demonstrable understanding of design principles.
  • Professional, enthusiastic & flexible
  • Passionate for engaging Americans living abroad in  advancing the Democratic agenda, strengthening the Democratic Party, and winning elections.
  • Understanding of professional print and web design standards.
  • Experience with Adobe Creative Suite with personal access to software

Contact: design@democratsabroad.org


GOTV (Get Out The Vote) Team

Multiple projects are currently underway that could use your help!

Phonebanking: Make calls to potential voters abroad is one of the most important volunteer jobs you can do. Most Americans abroad aren't called in an election even once (those back home are called hundreds of times). If you have a good internet connection and are looking for a way to hold onto the House, flip the Senate, and take back the White House. Please head to our phonebanking page and get started!

Feedback for updating training materials: Review current phonebanking and voter registration training materials and provide feedback to make them easier to volunteers to use. Estimate: 2-3 hours to review the materials for each type of training and provide feedback.

Feedback re: emails and notices to state voters re upcoming elections: Review current templates for emails to state voters and provide feedback on ways to make the wording and layout easier for readers to understand. Estimated time: 2-3 hours to review the materials and provide feedback.

Social media posts (eg, FB and twitter) re: voting info: Similar to the emails, but need to customize the messaging for social media by reducing the language and adding graphics. Any background in graphics editing would be a real plus.  Estimated time: Ongoing; with more hours required as major elections occur

Voter registration events and outreach: Your local Democrats Abroad Chapter will be setting up voter registration events for the 2020 Elections. It’s our best way to personally reach out to US citizens to help them figure out what they need to do to vote from abroad. You can find training materials at: www.democratsabroad.org/new_voter_registration_training. And if you haven't done so already, please get in touch with your local Democrats Abroad Chapter to learn about volunteering for local GOTV events. You can find contact information at: www.democratsabroad.org/countries.

Contact: gotv@democratsabroad.org


Taxation Task Force

Multiple projects are currently underway that could use your help!

Research:  document information about members of Congress relevant to tax advocacy

Graphic Design: Create a tax advocacy pamphlet for Country Committees and Local Chapters; create a new poster for our Americans Abroad advocacy issues; update our tax advocacy materials

Communications:  Advise on a press and digital media outreach strategy in coordination with the Communications Team

Contact: taxationtf@democratsabroad.org 


Technology Team

IT liaisons for global teams
The technology team needs volunteers to serve as IT liaisons for several of our global teams. 

Time commitment:  5 to 10 hours training, then 2-5 hours per week. 
Skill set: Comfortable working with content management software at a configuration level. No coding required. Need to be a good team player, accustomed to working in a virtual global environment. Fill in this survey to apply


Asian American and Pacific Islanders Caucus

We are just getting started! We are looking for:

Project managers
Researchers
Writers
Innovators

For more information, contact aapicaucus@democratsabroad.org


Global Black Caucus

The Global Black Caucus is looking for a Communications Lead for our team to work on our Facebook page, write a monthly news article, and handle media inquiries. 

For more information, contact blackcaucus@democratsabroad.org


Progressive Caucus

  • Researchers to compile progressive candidate lists
  • Writers to promote candidates and promote progressive issues
  • Project managers - progressive book club, speaker series, issue campaigns (campaign finance reform, Democratic Party reform, and more)
  • Media person for our global letters to the editor campaign for healthcare
  • IT support
  • Phonebankers - with enough ProDA phoners we could do call campaigns for progressive candidates. Sign up on DA’s phonebanking page.
  • Complete our action survey to volunteer with ProDA.  Or email proda@democratsabroad.org

Join ProDA here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/pc


Women's Caucus

Communications Lead + IT liaison
We NEED Volunteers! We especially need people with journalistic skills to help us write original, motivating articles about our women candidates, and to interview our DA women in Latin America. More details below:

  • News team members to assist the GWC in writing and gathering content for monthly and quarterly newsletters. 
    Skills required are curiosity, web/internet and writing skills. Team Player. Time required: 10 hours a month.

For more information, contact womenscaucus@democratsabroad.org.


States Abroad Groups on Facebook

Moderator for the States Abroad Groups

Post to group minimum 3 times weekly with conversational comments. Share:

  • Voter registration, ballot request and ballot return dates & how to. Graphics will be supplied to you.
  • Democrats Abroad events
  • Appropriate articles on upcoming candidates and races
  • State issues facing voters in upcoming elections
  • National issues on why we vote democrat
  • Post-election results - who won, who lost, what we gained

The idea is to be conversational with the group, to lead it while giving them the voter information they need in ahead of schedule.

The primary goal is to get our members to vote.

The second goal is to increase membership so we can influence more voters.

You will be supported and guided by the Admin who oversees all 50 states abroad groups. From time to time the admin might post to your group, or ask you to Share posts from a centralized page on Facebook.


For more information, contact Lori Hakulinen da.emails2017@gmail.com