Have you ever thought about helping your community and making a real difference? Volunteering with our local Democratic Party is a fantastic way to do just that!
If you are interested in helping keep Colchester a great place to live, please email so and so, and we’ll figure out what works for you.
No matter your expertise or availability, there’s a job for everyone!
To get involved please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Keep reading to learn more about a few examples of some high-impact ways to get involved.
Donating money to the DTC or your favorite candidate is one of the easiest ways to help get great people elected. Every dollar you donate helps share a candidate’s message with voters. Those mailers, walk cards, lawn signs, or digital ads you see are only possible because of your financial donation.
Here are a few ways to donate:
Donate online at https://secure.anedot.com/colchesterdemocrats/donate
Voter contact is the #1 way to win elections.
If you are looking for a high-impact way to help, keep reading.
Door knocking, or canvassing as it’s often called, is a wonderful way to connect directly with people in our community. Don’t worry, it’s not as scary as it might sound! Here’s how it typically works:
We’ll give you a list of houses in your local area, usually folks who might be open to our message. Your job is to knock on their doors, say hello, and have a friendly chat about the upcoming election.
Door knocking is not about arguing or convincing anyone. It’s more about listening, answering questions, and reminding their vote is essential. We’ll give you all the information you need about our candidates and their policies, so you’ll be fully prepared.
Remember, you’re not doing this alone! We pair up volunteers, especially if you’re new. It’s always more fun to knock on doors with a friend or a fellow volunteer.
Every door you knock on is a potential vote for our candidates. Every conversation you have could help someone feel more informed and more likely to cast their vote on election day.
Phone banking is a fantastic way to reach out to people in our community from the comfort of your home. Phone banking is calling potential voters and having genuine, friendly conversations.
We’ll provide you with a list of people to call, usually folks likely to support Democratic candidates. Your job is to give them a call, introduce yourself, and chat about the upcoming election. You’re not selling anything or trying to argue. Just sharing information about our candidates and reminding them to vote is essential.
Don’t worry if it’s your first time doing this. We’ll give you a script and training on what to do and say. The most important part is to listen and be friendly. If someone has a question you can’t answer, that’s okay! You can refer them to this website or offer to follow up with more information.
Phone banking sounds intimidating initially, but it’s a lot of fun, especially when you’re doing it with a group of volunteers. And remember, every call you make helps our community feel more connected and informed.
Other Voter Contact Activities
There are a few other ways you can help if you are not interested in face-to-face contact or phone calls.
If you have decent handwriting, you can help us write postcards. You’ll jot down friendly notes to folks in our community, reminding them about important voting dates or telling them about our fantastic candidates.
You may have heard of “poll standing,” but what’s it all about? It’s all about being a friendly face at the voting places! You’ll hang out near the polls on election day, answering voters’ questions and ensuring everything runs smoothly.
Lastly, if you’re the life of the party, we’d love your help at events! Whether it’s a big rally, a fun fundraiser, or a cozy meet-and-greet with our candidates, these events need all hands on deck. You could be setting up decorations, handing out information, running booths, or helping things run smoothly.