Building Your Volunteer Team

Building Your Volunteer Team

About the Course

Volunteers are a cornerstone of successful campaigns, so learning to effectively use volunteer energy is crucial. In this course, you will identify where to find volunteers and how to develop them into the leaders who carry your campaign to victory.

When to Take This Course

There’s really no bad time to take this course because who doesn’t want more volunteers? However, an ideal time is when you’re in the early stages of your campaign and looking to identify and build your leadership team. If you have those folks in place already, taking this course a month or two prior to launching your major field efforts should give you plenty of time to recruit the folks you’ll need to power your phone banks and canvasses.

Take Aways

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Identify Your Campaign’s Volunteer Needs
  • Assign Common Volunteer Roles
  • Conduct Effective Volunteer Training Sessions
  • Manage Your Volunteers to Efficiently Support Your Campaign

By the end of this course, you will have these resources for your campaign:

  • Guiding Questions for your Volunteer Job Description
  • A List of Potential Volunteer Roles
  • A Sample Volunteer Tracking Spreadsheet

Sign up and enroll in this course to begin!

Course Instructor

Stefanie Brown James Stefanie Brown James Instructor

Co-Founder & Senior Advisor, The Collective PAC Stefanie Brown James is a master of making the political, personal. As an experienced social entrepreneur, Stefanie is the Co-Founder and Senior Advisor for The Collective – a consortium of political action organizations including The Collective PAC and Collective Future – dedicated to recruiting, training, funding and supporting black candidates to run for office on the local, state and federal level. Founded in August of 2016, The Collective has raised over two million dollars from 13,000+ individual contributions and organizations to support 57 endorsed candidates and launched a national training operation to prepare campaigns to win. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Stefanie is also the CEO and Founding Partner of Vestige Strategies, LLC – a Washington, DC based community engagement firm that specializes in grassroots community and civic engagement strategies. In 2012, Stefanie served as the National African American Vote Director for the Obama for America Campaign where she created and managed the national strategy to engage African American leaders and voters to re-elect President Barack Obama, leading to the highest black voter turnout in history. Formerly the National Field Director and Youth & College Division Director for the NAACP, Stefanie developed and administered the national field organizing strategy for the NAACP’s 2,200 adult branches and youth units in 48 states and the District of Columbia. A strong advocate for women and HBCUs, Stefanie is the Founder of Brown Girls Lead, a leadership development organization for collegiate black women, a member of the Board of Trustees at her alma mater, Howard University and a member of the National Social Action Commission for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. But Stefanie’s greatest accomplishment is marrying her best friend and business partner Quentin James and being the mother of two amazing sons, Carter & Elijah.