Since the 2016 election there has been a wave of Americans looking for ways they can get more involved in our political and governmental systems. We are a 100% volunteer organization, so there are many different opportunities for you to support our mission of getting more Democrats elected to local, state, and federal office.
“Volunteering is the ultimate exercise in democracy. You vote in elections once a year, but when you volunteer, you vote every day about the kind of community you want to live in”.~Author Unknown
If you are ready to get involved simply complete our volunteer form and tell us which option is most interesting to you. Below is a list of some potential ways you can volunteer. Click on any option to get more information.
Talking one-on-one to voters makes the biggest impact on elections. We need people willing to spend a couple of hours or more weekly from June to October going door to door to inform voters about all of our Democratic candidates and how, where and when to vote. For those voters not at home, we leave printed information. We provide training and support for all volunteers and can pair you up with a canvassing buddy. It sounds intimidating to talk to strangers but you’ll find it motivating and invigorating. Most Democrats are extremely happy to talk to another Democrat! Volunteer to be a canvasser here.
Before June we make calls to Democrats to recruit more volunteers. Then in the couple of weeks before elections we call voters to remind them to vote for Democratic candidates. All you need is your cellphone. Most calls are made in groups at “phone banks”. Volunteer to phone bank here.
The Johnson County Democratic Party hosts Saturday breakfasts where you can meet other Democrats, our elected officials and candidates. Auxiliary groups such as the Johnson County Young Democrats and Johnson County Democratic Women hold regular meetings. Sign up for our email newsletter to get reminders about upcoming events or see our Event Calendar.
Socialize with other volunteers, local, state and federal Democratic officials, hear a nationally-known Dem and enjoy a great meal at our Forever the Free State Gala. Proceeds go to support our County Party and candidates. Details and tickets here.
Your donations help keep our office open, pay for printing of Party campaign literature, social media outreach to increase voter awareness and recruit new volunteers and support Democratic candidates from Johnson County. Monthly donations are especially welcome! Donate here.
Remind your like-minded family and friends who the Democratic candidates are and when to vote. Increase voter turnout in Kansas by signing up for Voter to Voter.
We rely upon unpaid volunteers to keep our office running. If you can commit to at least 3 hours a week to answer questions from voters and volunteers, please volunteer to help at our office here.
We periodically sponsor events in concert with local nonprofits. It’s a chance to help those in need in our area. Sign up here.
If you have other talents that you’d like to share, please let us know. Individuals with expertise in social media, data management and graphic design and prior campaign management experience are always welcome. Volunteer your unique talents here.
If you mainly want to help a specific candidate, please contact that campaign. Every Democratic candidate needs a great volunteer or donor like you! Need to know the candidates for your area? Click here to contact us to get help connecting with a campaign.
Johnson County has over 400 neighborhoods or “precincts” where we need to go door to door to contact the voters before every election. Precinct Committee Leaders are elected or appointed official representatives of the Johnson County Democratic Party and have a vote in the leadership of our group. Each precinct can have both a Precinct Committeeman and a Precinct Committeewoman. We currently have 300+ Precinct Leaders and over 500 openings. We provide training and plenty of assistance for all new volunteers to help you feel comfortable and confident. If you’re interested in becoming a Precinct Leader, sign up here.