Yes! We encourage you to get involved in MVP’s Donor Organizing Program, as well as volunteering through select MVP partner organizations. We view this not as an “either/or,” but as a “both/and.”
Get Involved with MVP
Just as MVP’s grassroots partners organize their communities to make change, we invite donors to organize their own networks to build support for MVP’s work. Whether you want to spread the word, thank donors, fundraise, or help in other ways: Welcome! Get involved »
Volunteer with Seed the Vote
Seed the Vote (STV) partners with grassroots groups rooted in battleground states, just like those MVP funds — in fact, most are MVP partners! STV supports volunteers from all over the country to join groups’ crucial door-knocking and phonebanking efforts. Get involved »
Why MVP Recommends Seed the Vote
- STV is the MVP of direct volunteering: STV works with grassroots groups that are of, for, and led by those most impacted by injustice, organizing year-round to win elections in the short-term and build power over the long-term.
- STV has identified the groups that can integrate outside support: Most grassroots organizations working in marginalized communities can’t handle outside volunteers, but STV has identified the groups that can, and in ways that contribute to both winning elections and furthering the groups’ goals.
- STV is engaging volunteers using the trusted strategy of these groups: STV either feeds volunteers directly to organizers on the ground, or does its own direct voter outreach — through remote phonebanks into the groups’ states — using the groups’ strategy, voter lists, and scripts. These scripts reflect the groups’ intimate understanding of the issues that matter to the voters targeted. Volunteers are usually trained by local organizers from the group, but when STV runs the training, they use the groups’ training content.
- By volunteering with STV, you are furthering MVP’s mission: Because you’re volunteering at the direction of and in collaboration with local groups, the voters you reach and the messages you carry support and leverage the groups’ work (and is more impactful than working with candidate campaigns).
Other Volunteering Options
Swing Left plugs volunteers into battleground campaigns across the country. Their team of experts has compiled strategic voter contact opportunities — in-person and virtual — where your time will go furthest to protect and expand Democratic majorities.
Showing Up for Racial Justice
Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ) is a national organization that brings hundreds of thousands of white people into fights for racial and economic justice.