Volunteer Interest

The League of Women Voters of Portland is a volunteer organization. We are very grateful for the hours our volunteers donate to carrying out the League’s mission of “Making Democracy Work” through education and advocacy.


When you join the League or renew your membership, please fill out the printed or online Volunteer Interest Form.

Or if you are interested in some of the activities listed below, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Paulette Meyer, at volunteer@lwvpdx.org.


Here are the activities that LWVPDX volunteers will be involved in doing during 2018 and 2019. Your participation is welcome:

  • Planning Civic Education Events: Monthly panel discussions on community issues—open to the public

  • Formal Study and Report on Governmental Issues: Two-year Local Government Study

  • Interest Groups: Learning about Homelessness, Justice, or Public Education

  • Voter Service Projects: Voters’ Guide research, writing, proofreading, distribution; Candidate and Ballot Measure Forums, Speakers Bureau; voter registration, Video Voters’ Guide

  • Action and Advocacy: Attending monthly Action Committee meetings. Observing and reporting on public meetings of governmental groups. Advocating for better policies, using LWV positions and research.

  • Organizing special events: Planning luncheons, coffees, fundraisers, field trips

  • Development: Planning donor appeals; finding fundraising opportunities

  • Attending monthly Unit Meetings: Small group discussions of current issues and League studies and positions

  • Assisting in the office: Mailings, archiving, data-entry

  • Communications: Helping write, edit, design materials for the Voter newsletter, website, Facebook, Twitter, other Social Media; photographing events; editing videos

  • Outreach: Greeting and tabling at League and/or other organizations’ events