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 already a volunteer, you can use our volunteer form any time to update your interests.

If you’re new to the DVC, be sure to sign up with us 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. Sign up with us, be sure to check off “Tech support” as one of your interests and tell us a little about your tech background.

Postcard and letter writing

Postcard and letter writing is already underway for special elections! Virginia state elections are underway now, and voter registration and outreach efforts are ongoing across the country.

Email Deb at charlottelechat13@gmail.com to get information about some current postcarding campaigns.

Texting

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