Volunteering with North Island-Powell River Greens

Join the Executive as a rep for your region.  The riding is vast, so we need folks on the ground in every community to help organize local volunteers.

Volunteer Committees:

 

Communications

Website / Facebook / Twitter updates, newsletters, outreach materials

Fundraising & Outreach

Appeals, special events, member relations

Election Readiness

Strategic planning, candidate search, volunteer recruitment to run a successful campaign in the next election

Volunteer Coordination

Recruit, train, recognize and reward all of the other great folks stepping up

Election Campaign

Signs, brochures, door knocking, community events, phone calling

Volunteer Positions

*Training and support will be provided for all positions.

Fundraising and Events Coordinator

This person is responsible for all fundraisers and events held during the campaign. This person is also responsible for ensuring that there are information stands at community events. This person has a history of successful event planning and prepares events well in advance.

Responsibilities:

● Sells the campaign to potential contributors, secures contributions & loans.

● Has a good knowledge of the Elections Act regarding campaign financing.

● Develops a list of high-end contributors.

● Contacts identified potential contributors to solicit contributions.

● Plans and coordinates fundraising, community, team and media events.

● Reports directly to the Campaign Manager and liaises closely with the Volunteer Coordinator.

Tabling Canvassers

Tabling is a canvassing activity whereby volunteers present a visual display of various printed materials such as pamphlets, buttons, etc.; and where volunteers take the opportunity to talk to event attendees about the content of the printed materials as well as the Green Vision and Policy. Often, the candidate will be present. A Green Party EDA or campaign typically will table at community events and gatherings such as fairs, rallies, as well as Party events. Memberships and donations may also be taken. An appropriate dress code will be encouraged. This position reports directly to the Fund Raising and Events Coordinator.

Event Volunteers

Event volunteers provide very necessary services at a Green Party Event. They welcome the public to the event, assist attendees and speakers where necessary, assist at information tables, work with the Financial Agent in taking memberships and donations, and any other services necessary to the success of the event. An appropriate dress code will be encouraged. This position reports directly to the Fund Raising and Events Coordinator.

Local Leaders

The North Island-Powell River Riding is geographically huge. It would be immensely difficult for a centralized volunteer team to understand and meet the communication needs of all the local areas and communities in the riding, and in some cases, it will be difficult to reach many communities because of lack of road access and the non- existence of ferry service. To solve this dilemma and to ensure that we provide adequate coverage throughout our riding, we will be relying on Local Leaders to deliver our message and to manage local volunteers.

Position Description:

This person will be responsible for effectively being the local Volunteer Coordinator in their community and will be directly responsible for the acquisition, training, and managing of all needed Green Party volunteers in their area. In some cases in small communities, the Local Leader will be responsible for providing many of those volunteer positions their self. The people who fill these positions will have to be able to self-start, be self-reliant, anticipate the needs of their community and be able to respond to those needs, as well as being able to liaise well and work at a distance with central NIPR Green staff. This position reports directly to the Volunteer Coordinator.

Signage Team Lead

This position will organize all volunteers appointed to the sign crew and will maintain all signs owned by the EDA which are either stored or distributed. Also responsible for reporting the numbers and types of signs required for proper signage coverage in the various areas of the riding. This position may involve a vehicle to transport signs, tools to install and maintain signs and to encourage Signage Team members to check on signs in their areas at least once per week.

Responsibilities:

● Contacts people who have requested signs and schedules a delivery time.

● Assists in constructing, delivering, and, retrieves signs immediately after the election.

● Fields problems with signs (damage, replacement, etc.)

● Keeps the Volunteer Coordinator up-to-date on Signage Crew needs.

This position reports directly to the Volunteer Coordinator.

Telephone Canvassing Team Lead

This is an outgoing and energetic person who encourages people to campaign. He or she knows sufficient policy and candidate biography to support the training of canvassers in persuasive canvassing. The Telephone Canvassing Team Lead understands and has experience with contacting and identifying voters by phone canvassing. (S)he must also oversee the teams that talk directly to voters, to ensure canvassers know party policy and the candidate’s strong points well enough to be effective at persuading voters. (S)he should work with the core team relaying on direct feedback from voters to the core team to help improve the “pitch” then bring the improved “pitch” back to canvassers.

Responsibilities:

● Schedules canvassing volunteers into the volunteer phone canvass schedule.

● Supports training of volunteers about how to use the phone canvass feature of GRIMES.

● Works towards meeting the goals of identifying supporters through phone canvassing.

● Reports personnel and data issues back to the Volunteer Coordinator in a timely manner.

This position reports directly to the Volunteer Coordinator.

Door-to-Door Canvassing Team Lead

This is an out going and energetic person who encourages people to campaign, and who knows sufficient policy and candidate biography to assist in training canvassers in persuasive canvassing. The Canvassing Coordinator understands and has experience with contacting and identifying voters by door­to­door canvassing. The Canvass Director must also oversee the teams that convert voters, so he or she should know party policy and the candidate’s strong points well enough to coach canvassing teams to be effective at persuading voters. (S)he should work with the core team relaying on­the­ground feedback from voters to the core team to help polish­up the “pitch” then bring the improved “pitch” back to canvass teams.

Responsibilities:

● Schedules volunteer canvassers into the door-to-door canvass volunteer schedule.

● Contacts each volunteer when the schedule is changed.

● Helps train new volunteers as needed.

● Arranges for the movement of people and materials to and from door-to-door canvass locations.

● Works towards meeting the goals of identifying supporters through door-to-door canvassing.

● Reports personnel and data issues back to the Volunteer Coordinator in a timely manner.

This position reports directly to the Volunteer Coordinator.

Interested in filling one of the available volunteer positions? 

Contact Sue Moen, by filling out the form below, for more information.

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