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Get Active in the League

 

There are many ways to get involved in the League! Our goal is to provide you with a variety of opportunities: you can attend informative events, help a committee work on an important issue, assist with operation of the organization, learn about our community, or just meet like-minded people. The best way to start learning more about us is to explore our website, especially the Events page. You will also receive periodic emails from the LWVWake president alerting you to upcoming events and activities. Come participate in our events and talk to fellow members. We’ll help you find the activities that meet your goals. The following are some suggestions to help you get more involved. 


Attend League 101 and League 102

 

League 101 is a two-hour orientation to the League offered at varying times throughout the year. You’ll learn about League history, policies, committees, and the resources and information available on our website. Most importantly, you’ll meet other new members and have a chance to talk about how you can get involved. We recommend League 101 for every new member. League 102 is a follow-up workshop providing more extensive information on getting involved with the League and developing advocacy skills. League 101 and 102 sessions are announced on our website, on Facebook and in emails.

 

Basic Introduction to the League of Women Voters of Wake County is also available on our YouTube channel.

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Check out Volunteer Opportunities

 

We encourage our members to get involved if possible. We have opportunities suited for everyone, whether you want to volunteer regularly or just once in a while. You can offer your expertise or join a committee simply to learn something new. Check out our Volunteer Opportunities page, but keep in mind this is not a complete list. If you don't see anything of interest contact a committee chair to ask if there's something you could do. We are an all-volunteer organization, and we can't do it without you!


Volunteer Opportunities

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Attend League Events

 

We sponsor numerous events and activities throughout the year including:

  • Women's Equality Day (LWVWake's Annual Fundraising Event)
  • LWVWake's Annual Meeting
  • Monthly Timely Topics speaker series
  • Monthly League Lit book discussions
  • Social events
  • Field trips
  • Special educational seminars
  • Workshops
  • Marches and rallies
  • Observing government meetings
Upcoming Events
Upcoming Events (See Home Page for More)

Visit a League Committee

 

The actual work of the League is largely done within our committees. Members are not voted or appointed to our committees (with the exception of the Nominating Committee). Rather, they volunteer to join the committees that interest them. Joining a committee is a great way to meet others with similar interests and learn about how you can help with the committee’s work. You don’t need to wait for an invitation!

 

League members are welcome to visit meetings before deciding to join a committee. When you join a committee, you will receive emails from the committee chair about meetings and activities. You decide the extent to which you are able or willing to volunteer within a committee. To learn about LWVWake’s current committees or to email a committee chair, go to our Committees page.

Note that some LWVWake committees take a break in the summer months.

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Order a Name Badge

 

Upon payment of membership dues to other organizations, you may receive a membership card. Instead of a card, LWVWake gives each member a pin. And while other organizations distribute pins as promotional items, the League provides pins only to its members. Your pin is literally a badge of membership! It affiliates you with an influential organization founded over 100 years ago, and you become the face of the League when you wear it. With few exceptions, we encourage you to display your pin. 

 

As an LWVWake member, you may order a personalized name badge for $15. The plastic badge is printed with your name, has a magnetic fastener, and comes with a velvet storage pouch. After the League receives your badge from the vendor, you may pick it up at the next LWVWake event or from a Board member. Orders for badges will be placed for LWVWake members only.  For more information, go to Order a Name Badge.

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Stay Informed About LWVNC and LWVUS Activities

 

When you join the Wake County League, you automatically become a member of the League’s state and national organizations. (Your membership dues are divided amongst LWVWake, LWVNC and LWVUS.) If you want to learn about state and national League activities, sign up for email updates at LWVUS and LWVNC. You’ll receive information about action alerts to reach out to legislators, webinars on important issues and updates on all the League’s important work. All active members are encouraged to sign up for these updates.

Follow us on Social Media

 

Our busy Social Media Team posts regularly to LWVWake’s media platforms, including Facebook, Instagram, X (formerly known as Twitter), YouTube and LinkedIn. Liking and following us, as well as sharing LWVWake posts are all great ways to see what our members are doing and help us get the word out . Check out some of our recent Facebook and X posts below, then scroll down and follow us on all platforms!