Volunteers are the life of our campaign. The collective knowledge and experience each member of the team brings is welcomed and appreciated. It is these backgrounds that allow us to relate to others, learn what is important to them, find common ground and encourage them to learn more about Elizabeth May and the Green Party of Canada.
Some examples we have heard include:
A great place to begin is attend a campaign meet-up. These events take place every Friday evening and are a wonderful way to connect with other volunteers, to discover the different ways you can contribute. It might even surprise you!
Canvassing is a great way to find out what is on the minds of the people who live in our riding. If you love talking with people and listening to their stories, you will love canvassing with us. We meet regularly for potlucks to share those stories and draw our inspiration from the hearts and minds we’ve touched.
This is one of the most important and rewarding ways to participate.
Connecting with people on a personal level is among the most impactful volunteer activity there is. Invite folks to events, follow up on a lawn sign request, thank our generous donors. Closer to election day we’ll call folks who need a reminder to vote.
During an election campaign, lawn signs are a critical part of demonstrating momentum and support for our candidate, and we are rapidly receiving requests for lawn signs! When the election is officially called, this team will deploy and deliver lawn signs across the district.
If you have a personal vehicle and/or are comfortable picking up, delivering and maintaining signs, this team might be for you!
Greens are always looking for innovate ways to share our stories and earn media attention. Our Green Media Group enjoys good food and thoughtful conversations at working potluck meetings.
If you would like to be at the leading edge of public engagement, if you’re comfortable using social media, enjoy video or digital image creation, are a letter writer, or follow mainstream media news stories regularly, this team is for you!
The campaign offices in Sidney & on Salt Spring Island are hubs of activity with volunteers and passers-by, events, and strategic planning! We are looking for organized individuals who have a friendly smile and possibly customer service experience to welcome folks and help them find the information they are looking for.
If you have an interest in being one of those friendly faces, please let us know!
An important purpose of political parties is to help increase participation in the democratic process. This is all about participatory democracy (one of the 6 Global Green Principles).
If you’ve got an idea you want to bring to life, sign up to volunteer and let us know. We can help you find others who might want to help.
Let us know you’re interested in this and we’ll help get you set up!
A great, no-pressure way to start is by attending one of our weekly campaign meet-ups in Saanich – Gulf Islands.