Join a Committee!

You have more power than you know. 

Volunteers make everything we do possible. It’s our volunteers who organize Community Forums, produce the voter guide on VOTE411, register voters,  and organize all of our events. The League of Women Voters of the District of Columbia is an all volunteer-run organization and, as such, our success depends on the enthusiastic participation of our members.

A great way to get involved with and learn more about the League is to join one of our committees. As a volunteer, you can gain experience in leadership and collaboration, hone your skills or learn new ones, learn about critical advocacy and voter education activities, get a behind-the-scenes view of League operations and decision making, and meet other fascinating League members.

The following committees are currently looking to add new volunteers for upcoming projects. Please consider signing up to learn more about these opportunities.


Budget Committee

People with a good eye for finances are needed to help create the League’s annual budget. This committee works from late fall through late February / early March to prepare the budget for the Board of Trustees to approve. The final budget will be delivered to the members in mid March and voted on at the Annual meeting in April.

This committee helps to shape our financial well-being for the coming year. This short-term commitment makes a big impact on the League’s operations. Contact: Kathy Chiron, President.


Voter REgistration

Throughout the year we organize and/or participate in voter registration drives at community events, farmers markets, and with community groups. In addition, every month, we register new citizens after the Naturalization Ceremony at the US District Courthouse. We go wherever we think we can reach people!!

Volunteering is easy - sign up for one event and try it out. If you enjoy it, sign up again! Events are typically 2-4 hours and training is on-site as needed. Sign up for an upcoming event, or join the team to get the latest events first. Contact: Anne LaRoche.


Linda Beebe & Sheila Willet Award Committee

The Committee will review and propose winners of our two awards for review and approval by the President and Board. The committee will work from January through March and awards will be given at the Annual Meeting in April.

The Beebe Award was created to honor and showcase individuals and/or organizations that have been actively engaged in the hands-on work to keep our city a strong, fair, and vibrant place to live, and to have demonstrated an ongoing commitment to making democracy. The Willet Award was created to honor League volunteers for exceptional volunteer service.

Contact: Kathryn Ray


Election services committee

As a part of our effort to promote citizen participation in the democratic process, we provide election monitoring services for community organizations, such as home owners associations, condominiums, cooperatives, and unions. This work is a critical fund-raising source for our organization.

We have a large election for a hospital union is winter and are looking for volunteers to assist in mailing and counting ballots in early to mid December. Contact: Kathy Fairley.


100th Anniversary committee

The League of Women Voters will be celebrating our 100th Anniversary in 2020. Our team will plan events and activities to highlight the impact of the League over the past century and showcase our ongoing relevance in our political system.

The committee will work on developing events and activities with speakers, museums, theaters, and local high schools, and plan fundraising opportunities to set the stage for vibrant growth over the next century. Chair: Linda Softli.


Communications Commitee

Get published and promote the League! The Communications Committee seeks opportunities to make the League’s work more visible in our community through the website, email, the newsletter, social media, and blog. We also work with the media to raise awareness about the League’s activities.

The Communications Committee has its hands in all aspects of our organization, the committee is always busy and ready for new volunteers, like you, to help spread the word. Contact: Alex Dickson.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful people could change the world. Indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.
— Margaret Mead