The League is run by volunteers like you! We rely on members and supporters to do everything from registering new voters to contacting legislators to managing our financial assets. Volunteer your skills and talents toward empowering voters and defending democracy.
The Advocacy Committee tracks and advocates on issues of interest in Baltimore County. Current issues we’re working on include equity in education, redistricting, expansion of County Council districts, accountability in policing, environmental issues, land use, food insecurity, education, health care, transportation, as well as other issues that fit with the league’s positions. We report on advocacy work in our newsletter and social media - sign up to receive the newsletter here and follow us on Twitter and Facebook!
Interested in getting involved? Our members advocate by researching and writing documents about issues, contacting local and state representatives, and attending County Council meetings. No training or experience is required!
Budget & Finance Committee
The Budget and Finance Committee oversees the League’s investments with our financial advisors, makes recommendations to the Board, and creates the annual budget.
We’re currently seeking a Treasurer. Responsibilities include: managing league money and legal compliance, overseeing budget and financial records, working with a financial consultant to keep the league books, preparing tax documents, etc. No financial experience is required and training is provided.
The Communications Committee gets the word out about League activities to our members and the community. Their work includes developing a marketing strategy, sending and coordinating communications to the membership, overseeing social media, publications, and the website.
There are many ways to get involved with communications. We’re currently looking for a newsletter editor to publish our monthly newsletter (September - May). Do you love Instagram or Twitter? We can always use help with our social media accounts!
Raises funds through events, donations, and grants to support league programs, events, and publications. Oversees charitable giving campaigns for the league.
If you love networking this might be the committee for you! We’re currently without a Chair - volunteer for a single event or whatever fits your schedule!
Membership works toward adding diversity, equity, and inclusion to our league, engaging members in our advocacy, recruiting new members and building a cadre of volunteers. Volunteer(s) work to mentor new members in the work of LWV.
Membership Committee Member for Student Service Learning: Volunteer(s) to work with the Membership Committee to investigate and develop a program to create opportunities for high school students to work with the league to fulfil service learning hours.
The Programming Committee plans and implements league events, including the Annual Meeting, Holiday Party, and Legislative Luncheon, membership meetings, online forums, zoom speaker series and more.
Many members assist with League events - bring food or drinks to meetings, host meetings on Zoom, arrange for speakers, etc. This is an easy way to get involved and meet other League members!
- Annual Meeting Coordinator: Volunteer to plan and oversee the LWVBCO Annual Meeting. The Annual Meeting is a year-end business meeting to elect officers and directors, vote on bylaw changes, and adopt a budget and program of work for the next year.
- Holiday Party Coordinator: Volunteer to plan and oversee the LWVBCO annual Holiday Party in December. The Holiday Party is a social meeting to celebrate the league’s membership and work.
- Program and Consensus Meetings Coordinator- Plans, implements, and reports on membership-wide meetings to discuss Programming (league positions) and Consensus (votes on positions).
Voter Services Committee
Voter Services is the heart of our organization. Not only do we register voters but we inform citizens particularly during elections. Volunteers assist with planning for the Voters’ Guide and VOTE411.org, help collect and organize candidate information, create a print copy of the Voters' Guide, distribute and advertise Voters’ Guides, and examine new ways to advertise VOTE411.org.
If you are interested in any of these activities or have more to suggest, fill out the brief volunteer survey form below to share your interests with us. Email our Office Manager at [email protected] to set up a meeting to discuss your options.