How can you support relief efforts in Haiti and Afghanistan?

Learn more about resources to support people in Haiti and Afghanistan.

Read More
  • 1 person is interested

Civic Engagement Volunteer

Save to Favorites

Karen Organization of Minnesota

  • 1 person is interested
Phone Banking

Purpose/objective: KOM partners with CAPI to increase civic engagement, especially among Asian Pacific Islander American communities. This is done through voter education and community outreach to make sure everyone who is eligible is registered to vote and to remind eligible voters to get out and vote leading up to election day. Hta Thi Yu Moo is the Civic Engagement Coordinator for KOM.

Key Responsibilities & Time Commitment:

Pre-GOTV Outreach:

  • Reach people by phone to encourage them to register to vote:
    • 5:00-8:00 PM Tuesday and Thursday, September 28th - October 26th (commit to at least one shift)*
  • Reach people in person at outreach events to encourage them to register to vote. Opportunity to sign up for shifts to cover longer events.


  • Participate in GOTV (Get Out The Vote) activities during the weekend leading up to Election Day.
  • Friday, October 29 th - Tuesday, November 2 nd
  • 3 hour shifts in the evening and on the weekend: Friday evening, Saturday & Sunday all day, Monday evening, and Tuesday all day until polling locations close at 8:00pm.*
  • 25 shifts available

*Volunteer will be connected with Civic Engagement Coordinator for exact shift schedules and to sign up.

Location: Phone bank from home, and stay connected to the shift leaders through Zoom; outreach locations TBD (around the Saint Paul area).

Qualifications: Reliable individuals with good communication skills who have a passion for outreach and civic engagement. Must have access to a phone and computer for joining the training through Zoom and making phone calls (phone banking). Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Ability to speak multiple languages, especially languages spoken by Asian American communities in Minnesota (Karen, Karenni, Thai, Hmong, Vietnamese, Lao, etc.) is a plus. KOM can provide transportation if necessary.

Measures: Volunteers are required to log their hours with KOM Civic Engagement Coordinator

Benefits: Volunteers can develop their knowledge of the electoral process within a democratic political system. They also have the opportunity to work with a diverse community, and build their in person and over the phone communication skills.

How to apply/contact: Please complete KOM’s Volunteer Application online or contact Suzanne Olive to receive a paper application. Volunteers will then be sent a link to sign up for volunteer shifts. Phone banking training is provided at the beginning of each phone banking shift

1 More opportunity with Karen Organization of Minnesota

Request failed
{{ opp.title }}
This is a Virtual Opportunity.
{{ opp.location }}
We'll work with your schedule
{{ opp.dateStr }}
{{ opp.timeStr }}

About Karen Organization of Minnesota


2353 Rice Street, Suite 240, Roseville, MN 55113, US

Mission Statement

Enhance the quality of life for all refugees from Burma in Minnesota.


Refugees from Burma, mostly from the Karen ethnic group, have been the largest group arriving in the United States for the past 7 years. After fleeing their home country and spending years in refugee camps, Karen people are eager to start their new lives here and build a better future for their children. More than 9,000 Karen and other refugees from Burma now live in St. Paul and its surrounding area, making it the largest Karen community in the country. Offering a wide variety of services in the heart of the Karen community in St. Paul, KOM has quickly become the "go-to" location for refugees from Burma to receive help from staff who share their language and culture. KOM serves over 1,500 refugees from Burma each year in one or more of its core programs: Employment Services, Social Services, Community Health, and Youth Academic and Social Support. In addition, hundreds of refugees come to KOM each month for assistance with various needs that aren’t covered by existing programs, such as reading mail, filling out paperwork, and advocating for their legal rights. Without this support, many refugees would be at risk of losing their jobs, housing, or other resources that give their family stability as they adjust to life in America. TA BLUT DOE MAH (thank you so much) for your support!

Immigrants & Refugees


Tue Sep 28, 2021 - Tue Nov 02, 2021
05:00 PM - 08:00 PM


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Bilingual




  • Orientation or Training
  • One or more 3-hour shifts, 5:00 – 8:00pm, Tuesday and Thursday evenings, September 28th – October 26th. GOTV phone banking: 3 hours shifts 8:00am-8:00pm, October 29th – November 2nd.

Report this opportunity