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.
Fast Action - USCIS Office Closures
Join our fast action team working on outreach to Congress about the closures of USCIS offices abroad. Responsibilities: Working with the Comms team, call for and organize stories from affected Americans abroad through a Global Tiny Action Work with the Global Chair on devising next steps and language for approaching targeted Congressional members Reach out to House Reps with stories about their constituents, specific asks
Time commitment: 5 hours per week over the next three weeks.
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.
- 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
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
Responding to voter questions on the Voter Help Desk: The Voter Help Desk is always looking for volunteers who have a strong interest in overseas voting rules and good attention to detail. We have training materials and cheat sheets, so you wouldn't be expected to have all the answers in your head, but it does require familiarity with voting rules and with the materials so you know where to go to get the correct answer. Estimated time: Ongoing; slow pace during off-years, more hours needed closer to major elections
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
The Communications team is 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.
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.
Study Abroad Outreach Team
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 elections. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Time commitment minimum 1-2 hours per week.
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 email@example.com.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Join ProDA here: https://www.democratsabroad.org/pc
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 email@example.com.