Volunteer Opportunities for Social Workers

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Social workers can influence elections (and therefore legislation, government, and policy) if we vote. Therefore, we must all participate in efforts to mobilize social workers and others to vote for candidates endorsed by NASW PACE.

Volunteer with Your Chapter

Contact your NASW chapter and arrange to call NASW members in your community asking them to vote for thecandidate endorsed by NASW PACE.

Volunteer with a PACE-Endorsed Candidate

What To Do

  • Contact the volunteer coordinator at the campaign office.
  • Go with NASW members or friends to make it more fun.
  • Wear NASW pins or t-shirts to make a visual impact.
  • Introduce yourself to the volunteer coordinator and other volunteers as a social worker and NASW member.
  • Accomplish the tasks you are given.
  • Volunteer again to reinforce that social workers help to elect candidates.

What To Expect

Campaign staff are busy, but they should briefly train you or give you instructions to get started. You may be asked to do any number of tasks. If you have a strong preference, let the volunteer coordinator know what you would like to do: call voters, stuff envelopes, answer phones, knock on doors, and so on.

When To Go

Go as early in campaign season and as often as possible. If you only go once, the campaign can still use your help. The closer to the election, the more volunteers the campaign will need.

Contribute to PACE

Your support gives us the funds needed to make a difference in campaigns and elections. PACE builds political power for social workers through field organizers mobilizing NASW members to vote, through contributions to candidates who agree with NASW policy positions, and through political training for members.

Help us make a difference today! Print and fill out the contribution form (PDF), or