Black Voices Change Lives

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What do our volunteers do?

What do our volunteers do?

As a volunteer, you’ll call and/or text Black voters and encourage them to use their power at the ballot box.

In the fall, we’ll send contact information for up to 20 infrequent voters in your community.

Volunteer on your own or with a group. We’ll provide tools, training, and resources for success.

Volunteer FAQ

 

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A State of Emergency.

COVID-19 disproportionately harms Black communities. A majority of African Americans believe that elected officials have failed us.

It is not enough to vote in this election cycle. We must organize Black voters together.

2020 Black Battleground States

We’ve identified 12 battleground states. Are you in one? We need your help.

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  • Alabama
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Michigan
  • Nevada
  • North Carolina
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Carolina
  • Texas
  • Virginia
  • Wisconsin

Learn More About Black Battleground States

2020 Black Battleground States

We’ve identified 12 battleground states. Are you in one? We need your help.

Learn More About Black Battleground States

    Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the time commitment for volunteers?

    You choose based on your availability — from a few minutes to a few hours per week. Activity will pick up as Election Day approaches

  • Is it safe to volunteer during the coronavirus pandemic?

    Yes, you can call and/or text voters on your list.

    We’ll provide you with voters’ names, landline and cell phone numbers, and addresses, if available.

  • What tools and resources does the NAACP have for volunteers?

    Whether you’ve never volunteered to get out the vote before or you’ve done it many times, we have resources to help:

    • Talking points to motivate voters
    • Call center to refer voters to (or to call if you have questions)
    • Tools that make it easy to text your community
    • Opportunities to connect with other volunteers and share ideas
    • Support from your local NAACP branch
  • Why was I asked to volunteer for this program?

    We’re inviting people who vote regularly and/or take an active role in their community.

    We believe that you can encourage Black voter turnout in the 2020 election.

  • Why is the NAACP asking volunteers to sign up now when Election Day is not until November 3rd?

    We’re planning ahead so we can increase turnout among Black voters as much as possible.

    We can offer training and support to leaders like you in the months leading up to the election.

  • Why should I talk about voting with people I don’t know?

    Our voices must be heard. We want everybody in our community to participate in the election and we need your help in leading people to do so.

    By talking with Black voters, you can increase turnout and make our voices heard at the ballot box.

    You will have a lot in common with the voters on your list, including the hope for a better future, for equal economic opportunity, and for a society without racial discrimination.

  • What if I do not identify as Black?

    You are still welcome to volunteer with us.

    Our goal is to increase Black community participation. We welcome everyone’s participation that supports that goal.

  • Where can I go for more information?

    Our volunteer website has additional information.

    We also have a call center at 1-888-984-2510 (Mon – Fri) in case you have questions.

Contact Us

Questions about volunteering?

Call

1-888-984-2510
(Mon-Fri)

Find your local NAACP unit