August Volunteer Opps

Communications 

The Comms team is in search of a MANAGING EDITOR for the news section of democratsabroad.org, 
Time commitment: 2 hours on-boarding; Weekly: 1 hour for weekly Comms meeting; max 2 hours weekly follow up

Skill set: Experience managing a content-based website or small/med online media, which includes helping to ideate and project manage the development of website articles. This includes following up with writers on developing and finalizing website content, proofreading and optimizing these articles, and working closely with the Communications Chair throughout. For more information, contact comms@democratsabroad.org

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The Communications team is also looking for a PRESS COORDINATOR for global Democrats Abroad media activities. 

Time commitment: 1 hour on-boarding; Weekly: 1 hour for weekly Comms meeting; max 1 additional hour most weeks, but this increases at peak times (eg worldwide protest weekend, elections)

Skill set: Experience in press coordination, from developing relationships with media to maintaining talking points tailored for DA, to promptly responding to media requests and liaising with the right spokespeople. Currently most media relations are handled at a local level, but occasional requests do come through at a global level. Note this is not a spokesperson role but based on coordinating with our designated spokespeople. However, experience working as a spokesperson, as well as in media, is certainly valuable.

Due to the location of most of our media outlets, as well as the locations of DA leaders, the ideal press coordinator would be located in Western European or Eastern Americas time zones (between UTC+2 and UTC-5, inclusive). For more information, contact comms@democratsabroad.org

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The Communications team is also looking for a SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER for global Democrats Abroad social pages.

Time commitment: 1 hour on-boarding; Weekly: 1 hour for weekly Comms meeting; 2hrs /week for content planning and community management (volunteers rotate per day when it comes to managing content and comments on our global Facebook channel). 

Skill set: Experience in Facebook content and community management, tailoring posts for targeted audiences, and understanding basic social analytics and optimizing based on those analytics. Added advantage if you have basic design or experience managing paid digital campaigns. In the interest of diversifying our voices, preference is for the volunteer for this role to be based in the Americas or Asia, although volunteers from EMEA outside our largest country committees would also be considered. For more information, contact comms@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, 1 to 3 hours per week through November. 
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

 


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


July 4th Volunteer Opportunities

Our midterm work is revved up in earnest and we have lots of interesting opportunities for you to work on globally. Below are a few requests our global teams have for the start of July! 

Global team work 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.  


Get Out the Vote

Phonebanking
Making 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 help take back the House and Senate, please head to our phonebanking page and get started!

Voter Help Desk
If you are an experienced GOTV volunteer, with a minimum of 2 to 4 hours per week free for volunteer work, please consider working on our Voter Help Desk. For more information, contact gotv@democratsabroad.org


Study Abroad Outreach

Outreach coordinators
The Study Abroad Outreach team is looking for volunteers to help with contacting (by phone and email) study abroad programs and coordinating outreach to students leading up to the midterm elections. For more information, contact studyabroad@democratsabroad.org

Time commitment  minimum 1-2 hours per week through November elections
Skill set: Comfortable making phone calls, sending emails and using Google Docs and Sheets


Taxation Task Force

Communications Lead
The Taxation Task Force is seeking a volunteer to join our team who is reliable and who can help prepare written materials such as campaign documents, Congressional submissions and messages to DA leadership and members. For more information, contact taxteam@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. In addition, we are looking for someone to be the technical CallHub coordinator. 

Time commitment  5 to 10 hours training, 1 to 3 hours per week through November. 
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


Black Caucus

Communications Lead + Researcher + Project Manager
Project managers
People to do research for special days/months
Writers
Press Coordinator

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.
  • A dedicated IT person to help develop our webpage area and give the co-chairs technical assistance. Time required: 8 hours a month.

For more information, contact womenscaucus@democratsabroad.org.