PRIORITY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (We need your help!)
COME TO THE STATE HOUSE - With the introduction of a bold new legislative bill that will lay the foundation for a new early care and learning system that helps to make Vermont the best place to raise a family, Let's Grow Kids is stepping up its game. During the 2019 legislative session, we're making sure there are early childhood advocates in the State House. Every. Single. Day. Use the form to the left to sign-up for a shift (or two or three!) to go to the State House to help advocate for increased investments in Vermont's early care and learning system.
Someone from the LGK team will follow-up with you to make sure you have all the materials and support you need, including a detailed schedule for the day. There will also be someone from the LGK team in the State House every day of session to show you around, support you in your advocacy and answer any questions that come up in the building. Please reach out to your field manager if you have any questions about the sign-up process.
WRITE TO YOUR LEGISLATORS - Legislators care what their constituents think. If you can't come to the State House, the next best way to earn their support on this issue is to reach out to them through our use our Candidate Dashboard here. This session, more than ever, our legislators need to hear from us. Send your legislators an email telling them why you think ensuring every family has affordable acess to high-quality child care should be a priority for Vermont.
SIGN THE PETITION - The most fundamental and least time-consuming way to support our movement is by adding your name to our Petition for increased public funding into Vermont's child care system. Sign here.
MEET & GREET YOUR LEGISLATORS - Creating lasting change for children requires legislators who are champions for kids, and those champions are born when legislators hear and understand their constituents' concerns. We will be hosting a series of legislative events throughout the state during the 2019 session (and beyond) to provide an opportunity for business leaders, early childhood professionals and parents to share their stories and let their legislators know where they stand on Vermont's child care crisis. Please contact your field manager to learn how you can help organize a legislator meet and greet in your area.
LOCAL FLASH MOBS - Have you heard "Something Beautiful," the anthem for kids? Volunteers are using the anthem to build awareness in their communities by organizing local flash mobs at schools, in parks, at farmers markets—wherever a lot of people gather! Want to know how to organize your own flashmob? Tookit coming soon! in the meantime, contact the LGK field manager for your area.
SHARE YOUR STORY - If your life has been impacted by Vermont's child care challenges, you have a powerful tool at hand to persuade others that this issue matters: your personal story. Personal stories touch hearts and change minds. Share your personal story here, and we may publish it on our story blog or even email it to our broad supporter list.
JOIN AN ACTION TEAM
JOIN AN ACTION TEAM - Are you ready to take your leadership with the campaign to the next level? There are highly-engaged volunteers in your area organizing the community around prioritizing kids—and they need your help! Joining an Action Team means you'll be in the know on breaking news and strategy—and a key player in making history for kids and families in our state. To learn more about joining an Action Team, click here.
Interested in volunteering with us? Each region has a local field manager who will be your LGK contact and resource. Please find their contact information below and on our team bios page.