Volunteers

I want to make it clear to each of our volunteers that you are a crucial and important part of my team, and I expecting you to represent our campaign well. You are our staff.

Each of our volunteers are given clear assignments that together makes for the entire campaign strategy.  If you bring special and particular skills to the table, we will make sure your assignment fit your skill, if you feel you have no skills to offer, you’re wrong, our campaign will make sure you fit in comfortably.

Some of our volunteer signs up to work a couple of hours each week and some will sign up for more, we appreciate every second you spend on the campaign trail with us.

Team Clanton

It’s in everyone’s best interest you feel like part of your team.

We have lots of opportunities to serve our new city in coming days:

  • Community Coordinators
  • Voter Registration & Education
  • Fundraising Assistants
  • Yard & Road Sign Managers
  • Meet-up Captains
  • Social Media Specialist
  • Traffic Sign Campaigners
  • Special Needs Associates
  • Volunteer Communications
  • Brainstormers

A little motivation from our College students!

TeenVogue.com interviewed two young political leaders who represent their parties on college campuses. Alejandra Salinas, a 21-year-old senior at the University of Texas, is the national president of the College Democrats, and Alex Schriver, 23, works out of Washington D.C. as the chairman of the College Republicans. The College Democrats and the College Republicans are present on over 1,000 different campuses across the country, and Alejandra and Alex each oversee over 100,000 student members. They’ve outlined how you can join a campaign, what you can expect to do, and why you’ll benefit from political activism.

What will I do as a volunteer?

{This was written with college students in mind, but you can substitute your walk in life as appropriate, be that an elderly in an assisted living facility, a high school students of voting age at school, a church member at your church or a street savvy hustler on the streets, this is applicable to you.}

Speak directly to voters.

“There are two different routes that you can take,” says Alejandra. “One is to go to the office and make phone calls or canvass, which includes knocking on doors, collecting information, and registering and speaking to voters.”

Reach out to other students.

“The other path is to do something more unconventional,” says Alejandra. “A lot of students host house parties to engage political discussion. Another event is a ‘Dorm Storm,’ where a lot of students get together and hand out fliers in the dorms about the campaign’s issues.”

Employ your digital skills.

“Young people bring a sense of energy to campaigns,” says Alex. “When it comes to social media, I think that they have skill sets that maybe older folks in the campaign may not have.”

What is the time commitment?

Create your own schedule.

“It’s up to the volunteer,” says Alejandra. “If you want to spend an hour per week at an office, or an hour a week with friends tabling on campus, that’s an option. If you want to spend six or seven hours a week working for the campaign, that’s an option too.”

“People in high school are confined by their class schedule and limitations of whether they have a car, but there’s always an abundance of work on political campaigns, so the sky’s the limit,” says Alex. “I think the more time that they put in, the more that they are able to get out of the experience.”

Why should I volunteer?

To develop an understanding of the political system and your personal stances.

“I think it’s important for young people to understand how political campaigns work and how they effect change in government,” says Alex. “Use volunteering as an opportunity to learn what others have to say and refine your political beliefs. Also, you’ll feel a sense of accomplishment from working for a campaign and getting to experience so many different things, from knocking on doors to making phone calls or working in headquarters.”

To make an impact regardless of your age.

“It’s kind of cheesy, but volunteering taught me I can change the world,” says Alejandra. “When you’re eighteen, some people don’t take you seriously and it’s hard to get recognized. But in politics, whether you are fifteen or fifty, your voice can have the same impact.”