Volunteer

Tarrant County NEEDS YOU

Join Our Volunteer Force

Help Turn Tarrant County Blue!

The 2018 midterm election was a bellwether for Democrats in Tarrant County. Democratic voters turned out in unprecedented numbers to vote for candidates. Tarrant County is the last urban center in Texas that isn’t reliably blue, but with your help, we can change that.

If you want to join the fight for 2020, sign up to be a volunteer for TCDP! We have many volunteer opportunities that fit your interests and your schedule. Keep reading for more information about the work our volunteers do, or fill out an application now!

Canvassing

“Canvassing” is the official term for communicating one-on-one with voters to find out what they care about, collect information, provide them with information, and encourage voting. Canvassing is the most effective way to identify and engage voters. If you’ve never done it before, don’t worry: we provide excellent training and support. Canvassing includes: 

  • Block Walking: Going door-to-door to talk to voters. This is the most effective way to engage with voters, and it’s more fun than you might think. Block-walkers work in teams to quickly canvass the voters in a neighborhood. Want to knock on doors in your neighborhood now? Join at: txdem.co/blockwalk​.
  • Phone Banking: Making phone calls to voters in order to request support, collect information, and provide information. Most of the calls we make are to people that we know are Democrats, who are pleased that someone took the time to reach out.
  • Text Banking – Phone banking, but with texts! This is the fastest and easiest way to inform voters about upcoming events and election dates.

Office Assistant

The job of Office Assistant is not glamorous, but it is vital. Office Assistants work at our headquarters in Fort Worth, doing light clerical work and serving as the initial contact for visitors. Daily tasks include data entry; answering phones & relaying messages; filing paperwork; proofreading; printing and copying; and helping with miscellaneous tasks as they arise.

Communications

Do you like social media? Graphic design? Marketing? Then we need you to help spread the word! We need social media managers, content creators, copy writers, editors, designers, and marketers to produce consistent, informative, and beautiful messaging in multiple spaces.

Voter Outreach

​One of our 2020 goals is to strengthen relationships in our community and bring Democrats together. Voter Outreach involves making phone calls, sending emails, and texting our TCDP friends to share information about upcoming events, election information, fundraising drives, and other party-related business.

Event Assistant

Do you want to hobnob with the political elite? Volunteer as an Event Assistant, and you’ll earn a front-row seat to all of our events! We always need people who can plan events; find, scout, and secure venues; help with set-up; staff registration tables; help promote events; serve as ushers; and get involved in the nitty-gritty to create a successful event.

Driving/Transportation

Texas is big. That means we often have to drive to get around. Drivers help our block walkers get from house to house and neighborhood to neighborhood quickly, as well as providing shelter from harsh weather and a safe place to store personal items, water, snacks, campaigns signs, and extra materials during block walking. Drivers are also needed to help move equipment and organize carpools for events.

A unique opportunity for drivers comes from our partnership with Rideshare2Vote, an organization dedicated to increasing the Democratic electorate by providing free, round-trip, on-demand rides to the polls. Contact us for more information.

Voter Registrar

Volunteer Deputy Registrars in Tarrant and surrounding counties are organized by our Voter Registration Committee and the Voter Registration Initiative. VRI plans registration events around the county to target likely Democrats and ensure that everyone has a chance to get to the polls.

Election Judge or Clerk

These are official, paid positions with the Tarrant County Elections Administration. Election clerks help set-up and run polling locations under the supervision of election judges. Election judges are assigned to each polling location to make sure the election is conducted securely and fairly. For more information, visit our Election Worker page.

Other

If you have special skills or interests, please let us know. For example, if you are bilingual, or a teacher, or an expert in computer programming, we can find a way to use your skillset to help elect Democrats!

 

Location

3130 Plumwood St,
Fort Worth, TX 76111

HOURS

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Monday – Friday

contact us

817.335.8683
executivedirector@tarrantdemocrats.org