Paid Youth Organizing

Building off the success of our fall 2021 and spring 2022 paid youth organizing programs, we are excited to launch two new programs in the summer and fall of 2022.

Paid Youth Training & Organizing Program

As the critical 2022 elections approach, the Grassroots Democrats HQ (GDHQ) and Blue Future are excited to launch an 8-week paid organizing program! As part of this program, young people (ages 16-25) will be trained in organizing, electoral campaigns, and leadership development skills.

For 8 weeks between June 30 – August 18 (and for a second 8-week period in the fall!) organizers will get paid to be trained and commit to volunteering for 5 hours per week and engage in phone banking, in coordination with competitive campaigns for the House & Senate where the youth vote can make the difference. The program will be completely digital and remote to allow young people anywhere to get involved. Weekly trainings will take place virtually on Thursdays 8-9pm ET / 7-8 CT / 5-6pm PT.

Organizers will be paid $75 per week for participating in our 8-week training program, for a total stipend of $600. Applications for the summer cohort will be accepted on a rolling basis between June 6-20. We will begin accepting applications for the fall cohort in the coming weeks.

Paid Student Canvassing Program

Starting this summer, the Grassroots Democrats HQ will hire and train paid student canvassers who, in return for a monthly stipend, will knock on doors twice a month in one of our five target Southern California Congressional districts. Student canvassers will ensure our target campaigns succeed in mobilizing voters despite a decrease in volunteer turnout compared to 2018. In addition to door knocking, canvassers will receive training and assist with basic elements of field organizing, including  volunteer recruitment, volunteer training, and data entry and management.

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