Connecting with like-minded people is one of the most important things we can do to grow our movement and build our grassroots movement. Marches, rallies, parades, and farmers’ markets are fantastic places to sign up volunteers and register new voters. This is sometimes know as street canvassing or tabling.
From the Swing Left Guide for Recruiting at Marches, Rallies, and Events:
Make a Home Base
Contact the organizers to see if you can get a booth or table at the event. If not, just pick an easy-to-find, shaded meetup spot. Bring supplies including water, snacks and sunscreen.
Send Out Volunteer Ambassadors
Recruit volunteers to be ambassadors who can fan out across a public gathering. Send them out from your home base to cover as much ground as possible. Do some role-play training and pair new volunteers with seasoned coaches.
- Be sure to include a description in the title. For example: Swing Left Volunteer Recruitment at Copley Farmers’ Market. You can find more information about high-traffic canvassing here and create an Action Network event with this link.
- Need assistance? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Promote Your Event
- See the Swing Left Promotion Guide
- Let us know about your event! Fill out our event form, so we can put it on the Swing Left Boston event calendar and possibly the weekly newsletter.
- List your event on the Indivisible MA calendar
- Promote your event with our publicity checklist
- Swing Left Host Guide
- Learn more about recruiting at marches, rallies, and events
- Swing Left Voter Registration Guide
- We have a lot pre-made handouts. Browse for ideas, or download and print
- Check out our image and graphics library if you want to make your own flyer or handout
- Indivisible MA tips for organizing events and recruiting volunteers