PRIORITY VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (We need your help!)
Neighborhood Canvassing - Create change in a hyper-localized way by speaking directly to your neighbors about our vision for Vermont. Our canvassing teams will be out in communities this summer knocking on doors to share information about the need for high-quality, affordable child care statewide and what we're doing about it, and we're seeking volunteers to support their efforts. Contact the LGK regional field manager for your area to learn more or sign up.
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 regional field manager for your area.
Candidate Forums - Creating lasting change for children requires legislators who are champions for kids. You can help influence legislative priorities by making high-quality, affordable child care a top topic this election season: attend candidate forums in your area and ask candidates how they plan to solve Vermont's shortage of high-quality, affordable child care! For tips on how to make the most of conversations with legislators, check out this handout.
Action Team Conference - Want to be on the inside of our efforts to make real change? Help us strategize at our annual Action Team Conference. It's a full day of statewide and regional planning with fellow advocates who are deeply committed to this issue. We promise you'll leave with both inspiration and concrete action steps to make our vision for kids a reality. Details on this year's conference coming soon! To express your interest in attending, contact the LGK regional field manager for your area.
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.
Write to your Legislators - We've found that one of the best way to earn legislators' support on this issue is by simply reaching out to them. Legislators and candidates care what their constituents think. You can use our Candidate Dashboard here to send your legislators and candidates an email telling them why you think ensuring every family has affordable acess to high-quality child care should be a priority for Vermont.
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.