Ways to volunteer from home

While we shelter in place, we can still work for our democracy—calling, texting, writing postcards and letters, and participating in online meetings and forums to keep organizing. Here we’ve collected information on what you can do while maintaining social distance.

If you’re new to the DVC, be sure to sign up with us here to get updates when new volunteer activities launch.

Phone banking

Phone banking is the heart and soul of the DVC, and in 2020 we helped our volunteers make more than 900,000 calls to get out the vote. This year we held dozens of phone banks to support Governor Newsom against the recall, and our partner organizations are phone banking now for the Virginia elections and voter registration.

Learn more about phone banking here.

Tech team

Team members help our phone bankers get set up and answer all kinds of tech-related questions that come up for people volunteering from home (or in our office, when it opens). Sign up with us here, and tell us a little about your tech background. We’ll get in touch!

Postcard and letter writing

Postcard and letter writing happens virtually year round! Voter registration and outreach efforts are ongoing to swing states and districts across the country.

Get information about writing to voters here.


There are several Democratic and progressive organizations that run text banks during campaign season, and some operate year-round. The DVC has created a guide to fundamentals of text banking which includes links to organizations that offer training and text banking campaigns, and a list of best practices for text banking