MEUSA Volunteer Opportunities!
Marriage Equality USA is here to empower you to advocate for marriage equality in your own voice.
If there is something you'd like to do and you don't see it here, we'd like to help - people bring us their ideas and we see what we can do to help them make it happen - contact Brian Silva at email@example.com.
Before volunteering, please make sure you are a member of Marriage Equality USA - just click here, then complete and submit the online form. Please take time to peruse our website and become familiar with our organization.
Marriage Equality USA is a volunteer-driven organization, and as such, most of our local and national staff positions are volunteer-based. A few positions are occasionally for paid employment. Please click here for paid employment and intern openings.
CURRENT OPENINGS - (V): Volunteer Positions; (P): Paid Positions; (I): Internships
Seeking Regional Organizers Outside of California and New York! (V)
We are seeking volunteer leaders for our presence in these states: Arizona, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New Hampshire, Ohio, and Pennsylvania. We are also seeking volunteers to form Regional Organizing Committees in other states. If you are interested, please contact our ED, Brian Silva: firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read about our Regional Organizing Committees here. (Please make sure you are a member of MEUSA before contacting Brian - you can join here.)
Extra, Extra! Write all about it! Seeking News Writers (V)
Have a strong passion for equal rights and enthusiasm for writing? MEUSA is seeking highly-motivated, talented volunteers with excellent research and writing skills to join our news-writing team. The position is available to anyone with a strong grasp on the English language with excellent communication skills. Writing may include blog posts, news coverage, and personal essays.
Interested volunteers should email our News Manager John Mattras email@example.com with the subject heading "MEUSA Volunteer Writer." Experience is a plus but not required. (Please make sure you are a member of MEUSA before contacting John - you can join here.)
Ready for Your 15 Minutes of Fame? Are you willing to give interviews to the media? (V)
Are you willing to give interviews to the press regarding marriage equality? If so, please make sure you are a member of Marriage Equality USA - you can click here to join. If you are willing to talk with the media, please email our Communications Director Stuart Gaffney firstname.lastname@example.org and include the following info:
- • Your name
- Your current contact information (best phone # and email address)
- Your place of residence (city, state, country) and you describe your area of residence (urban, suburban, or rural)
- Note how describe yourself (Youth, Young Adult, Middle-Aged, or a Senior)
- Are you raising/parenting children?
- Are you disabled?
- Are you choosing not to get married for economic or financial resons?
- Are you married but choosing to file taxes separately for legal or finanacial reasons?
- Are you in a biracial or binational relationship?
- Are you a religious leader/member of the clergy?
In no way do we mean to be intrusive, however, the fact is that we are often contacted by members of the media who are looking for people in specific situations to talk with regarding a story they are working on. Therefore, your personal info helps us to make appropriate referrals in order to keep getting our stories out to further the cause of marriage equality.
Social Media Team (National and Local) (V)
Calling all social media fanatics! We need volunteers to tweet for our national organization, post to our national Facebook page; and post to our national Google+ page. Experience in the following areas is desirable: messaging techniques, social networking to build constituencies and online fundraising. Commitment: 2+ hours per week average and ability to commit to the project for at least one year. If interested, please email our Social Media Manager Thom Watson at email@example.com. (Please make sure you are a member of MEUSA before contacting Thom - you can join here.)