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Volunteer Job Description for Targeted GOTV Work in Marginalized Communities

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Volunteer Job Description for Targeted GOTV Work in Marginalized Communities

Position Title: GOTV Project Volunteer

Organization: Austin NOW

Duration: June 1, 2024 - November 30, 2024

Objective: Assist Austin NOW in executing a targeted Get Out The Vote (GOTV) campaign aimed at increasing voter registration and participation in marginalized communities.

Team Roles and Responsibilities for Austin NOW's GOTV Project

Volunteer Communications Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Create and manage content for social media campaigns and the project website.
  • Develop messaging tailored to the unique concerns of the targeted communities.
  • Design and distribute informational materials (flyers, leaflets, etc.).
  • Coordinate with the media to promote events and activities.
  • Track engagement metrics and adjust communication strategies accordingly.
Volunteer Events Coordinator

Responsibilities:

  • Plan and execute community events such as voter registration drives, workshops, and motorcades.
  • Secure venues and necessary permits for events.
  • Coordinate event logistics, including setup, materials, and refreshments.
  • Promote events through various channels.
  • Collect feedback from participants to improve future events.
Volunteer Data Analyst

Responsibilities:

  • Collect, analyze, and interpret data from GOTV activities.
  • Track and report on key metrics, such as voter registration numbers and event attendance.
  • Use data to evaluate the effectiveness of outreach strategies and make recommendations for improvement.
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all project data.
Volunteer Technology Specialist

Responsibilities:

  • Manage and maintain the technology platforms used for phone banking, texting campaigns, and data collection.
  • Provide technical support to team members and volunteers.
  • Ensure data security and privacy compliance.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the project website.
Volunteer Community Liaison

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the primary point of contact between Austin NOW and local community organizations.
  • Build and maintain relationships with community leaders and stakeholders.
  • Gather feedback from the community to inform project strategies.
  • Advocate for the needs and concerns of the community within the project team.
Summary of Tools Needed for Each Role:
  • Volunteer Management Software: Volgistics, SignUpGenius
  • Scheduling Tools: Calendly
  • Contact Management Systems: Salesforce, HubSpot
  • Canvassing Tools: MiniVAN, Ecanvasser
  • Social Media Management Tools: Hootsuite, Buffer
  • Graphic Design Software: Canva, Adobe Illustrator
  • Event Planning Tools: Eventbrite
  • Logistics Management Tools
Project Outline:

Step 1: Project Kick-off and Planning

  • Internal Team Orientation and Training:
    • Participate in orientation sessions to understand project goals, roles, and responsibilities.
    • Receive training on GOTV activities, voter registration processes, and community engagement techniques.
  • Develop Detailed Project Plan:
    • Help outline specific tasks, deadlines, and responsible individuals for each activity.
    • Assist in creating a timeline for each phase of the project.
  • Finalize Outreach Materials and Messaging:
    • Aid in designing and printing leaflets, posters, and other informational materials.
    • Develop scripts for phone banking and peer-to-peer texting.

Step 2: Pre-Campaign Outreach

  • Phone Banking:
    • Make phone calls to introduce the campaign and encourage voter registration.
  • Outreach to Local Community Leaders:
    • Reach out to community leaders to build partnerships and collaborations.
  • Social Media Awareness Campaign:
    • Launch social media campaigns to raise awareness about the importance of voting.

Step 3: Direct Community Engagement

  • Door-to-Door Canvassing:
    • Visit targeted communities and engage residents directly.
  • Information Tables:
    • Establish tables at strategic locations and events to distribute materials and engage with the community.
  • Peer-to-Peer Texting Campaign:
    • Use texting campaigns to connect with individuals in a personalized manner.

Step 4: Voter Education Initiatives

  • Voter Education Workshops:
    • Collaborate with local partners to host workshops on voter rights and registration.
  • Social Media Engagement:
    • Focus on educational content to inform the community about voting processes.
  • Distribute Leaflets:
    • Hand out leaflets in targeted areas to raise awareness about voting.

Step 5: Mid-Campaign Review and Adjustments

  • Evaluate Outreach Activities:
    • Assess the effectiveness of phone banking, canvassing, and other outreach activities.
  • Adjust Strategies Based on Feedback:
    • Modify outreach strategies based on data and community feedback.
  • Strengthen Community Partnerships:
    • Deepen collaborations with local organizations and leaders.

Step 6: Visibility Events

  • Organize Motorcades:
    • Plan and execute motorcades in key areas to increase campaign visibility.
  • Host Community Events:
    • Organize events to celebrate civic engagement and encourage voter registration.
  • Voter Registration Events:
    • Hold registration events at accessible locations.

Step 7: Final Push for Voter Registration

  • Intensify Phone Banking Efforts:
    • Increase the frequency and reach of phone banking campaigns.
  • Collaborate with Local Businesses:
    • Partner with businesses to host voter registration events.
  • Targeted Social Media Campaigns:
    • Focus on maximizing voter registration through targeted ads and posts.

Step 8: Early Voting Promotion

  • Encourage Early Voting:
    • Promote early voting through social media and community outreach.
  • Informational Sessions:
    • Host sessions on the importance of early voting.
  • Mobilize Volunteers:
    • Increase volunteer engagement for early voting initiatives.

Step 9: Election Day Activities and Post-Campaign Evaluation

  • Election Day Activities:
    • Deploy volunteers to support voters and monitor polling stations.
  • Monitor and Address Issues:
    • Provide support to address any issues arising on Election Day.
  • Post-Campaign Evaluation:
    • Collect data and feedback to evaluate the campaign’s impact.

Step 10: Post-Campaign Activities and Reporting

  • Administer Post-Project Surveys:
    • Distribute surveys to gather feedback from participants and community members.
  • Collect Final Quantitative Data:
    • Gather data on voter turnout and registration numbers.
  • Compile and Submit Final Project Report:
    • Prepare a comprehensive report for the NOW Foundation.
Requirements:
  • Commitment to the project timeline and responsibilities.
  • Strong communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency in using relevant tools and software (training will be provided).
Benefits:
  • Gain valuable experience in community organizing and voter engagement.
  • Contribute to a meaningful cause and help empower marginalized communities.
  • Develop skills in project management, communication, and outreach.
Application Process:

Interested candidates should submit a volunteer application form, resume, and attend an orientation session.

This job description outlines the key roles and responsibilities of volunteers participating in Austin NOW's targeted GOTV campaign, ensuring a structured and effective approach to increasing voter registration and participation in marginalized communities.

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Location:

10301 RANCH ROAD 2222 APT 528, AUSTIN, TX 78730, US

Mission Statement

Austin NOW is committed to advocating for women’s rights and issues including reproductive justice, voting rights, immigrant rights, ending violence against women, & ratifying the Equal Rights Amendment. Our organization hosts monthly meetings and collaborates with other organizations and NOW chapters across Texas and the United States. Austin NOW attends events like the Austin Women’s March, as well as rallies and protests throughout the year.

Description

As the grassroots arm of the women’s movement, the National Organization for Women is dedicated to its multi-issue and multi-strategy approach to women’s rights, and is the largest organization of feminist grassroots activists in the United States. NOW has hundreds of chapters and hundreds of thousands of members and activists in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Since our founding in 1966, NOW’s purpose is to take action through intersectional grassroots activism to promote feminist ideals, lead societal change, eliminate discrimination, and achieve and protect the equal rights of all women and girls in all aspects of social, political, and economic life.

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SKILLS

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REQUIREMENTS

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  • Orientation or Training
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