There are a lot of ways to participate in the League. See the Participate page for some very broad ideas. However, we are often asked a very specific question: What does the League REALLY need?" If that's your question, check out the list below.
To volunteer for one of these or just ask some questions, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Volunteer" in the subject line. We'll contact you to talk more about it.
Get Out the Vote: Post Flyers before the March 17 Primary
The Voter Education team has some colorful flyers reminding people to VOTE in the Primary Election on March 17. In the next few weeks, they'd like volunteers to visit local businesses and ask to post these flyers in their windows, on cork boards or even in employee lounges. You can do this task on your own time, within business hours. When we've done this activity in the past, businesses have often been receptive, especially when we mention that the League is nonpartisan and only interested in encouraging the vote. If you're able to help, send an email to email@example.com with "Post Flyers" in the subject line. VOP #1
Get Out the Vote: Chalk It Up before the March 17 Primary
The Voter Education team would like to remind everyone to VOTE in the Primary Election on March 17. On your own time, but in the next few weeks, would you be willing to chalk out some reminders on local sidewalks? If interested, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with "Chalk It Up" in the subject line. VOP #2
Social Media Poster
Are you comfortable posting on Facebook and Twitter? Willing to learn a bit about League events and needs? If so, we could use help with periodic postings to the League's social media accounts. Help the League get social. VOP #4
Be an Observer
If you have a few hours each month to be the eyes and ears of the League and would like to learn more about local government, then perhaps being a League Observer would be an exciting League adventure for you. We try to send a member to every government board meeting in the county — from the county board to the historical preservation board. There are a variety of local governmental boards that are in need of an Observer, including Champaign City Council, Unit 4 School Board, Champaign Plan Commission, Urbana Free Library Board, Champaign County Board, Champaign County Mental Health Park District, Urbana Board, County Board of Health, Housing Authority of Champaign County, Parkland College District 505, and more. Most of these are nighttime meetings. Observers are asked to make notes and periodically report back to the League on these meetings. Want to know more? Send an email to email@example.com with "Observer Corp" in the subject line. VOP #7
The League could use some editing help with newsletter articles, web site content or educational handouts. Use your prior experience as a writer/editor to help us get the message across. The amount of time can be varied depending on your available time but there will be some scheduling for some of the projects. VOP #6
Supply Coordinator for Events
This volunteer works closely with event coordinators and League committees to ensure that events have the supplies needed to run smoothly and keep voters and event participants informed. The Supply Coordinator maintains a central set of supplies for voter registration and other public League events. The Coordinator prepares orders for events and helps coordinate order pick-up and return. In order to maintain sufficient inventory, the Coordinator is also responsible for photocopying and ordering other supplies as needed. VOP #8