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How it started
The Democratic Volunteer Center (DVC) began in 2010. Originally based in Silicon Valley, our goal was to harness the expertise, passion, and resources of the mid-Peninsula to elect Democratic candidates. A founding principle of the DVC is inclusion, bringing together volunteers across the progressive spectrum, regardless of any relationship with the Party. Read more about the DVC here.
How it changed
In 2020 everything changed, and the DVC changed as well. We moved our phone banks and meetings online, and began distributing supplies for people to volunteer from home. We also began to welcome volunteers from across the country and around the world. We now have volunteers from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and abroad.
One thing is clear: we won’t go back to business as usual. We’ve reopened for in-person volunteering, but we’ll also continue supporting and working with remote volunteers both near and far. So whether you’re in Mountain View, California or Mountain Creek, New Jersey (or Mountain Creek, Australia), volunteer with us today!
In 2020 our volunteers made nearly one million calls to get out the vote. We’re dedicated to reaching out one-on-one to voters across the country.
In-person phone banking is back!
Join us at our 2022 Headquarters for in-person training and phone banking every weekend. We’re helping Raphael Warnock and Catherine Cortez Masto hold onto their Senate seats. RSVP and get more details here. Walk-in volunteers are welcome!
You can still call from home
We’re supporting at-home phone bankers too! RSVP here to join our remote phone bank with training and support over Zoom. These take place every Tuesday at 4pm Pacific time.
Postcard and letter writing
We have a two-pronged strategy this year to keep the House of Representatives blue:
- We’re registering likely new Democratic voters in flippable Congressional districts
- We’re protecting vulnerable California Democrats by informing voters of the legislative achievements of their representatives.
In-Person Postcard Parties resume at the DVC
Wednesdays and Fridays 10am to noon, September 7 through October 28
Welcome back to writing in fellowship with like-minded folks at the DVC! You can write at our office, or pick up postcard packets to write at home. We ask writers to supply their own postage, if possible.
Email Deb at email@example.com to get more information about some current postcarding campaigns.
There are several Democratic and progressive organizations that run text banks during campaign season, and some operate year-round. The DVC compiles information and provides updates about texting organizations and campaigns for our volunteers. See our text banking guide here.
Canvassing to the Central Valley is going on now! You can join this canvass every Saturday to get out the vote and help us win and hold onto Congressional seats from Modesto to Bakersfield.
See our canvassing page to sign up and get more info.