Looking to learn new skills employers value? Build online community? Drive record-breaking youth voter turnout? Then apply to join Future Majority's Riding Team Fellowship.
Future Majority is recruiting hundreds of volunteer Riding Team Fellows across Canada, a unique opportunity to learn the ins and outs of organizing and volunteer management, become an expert in a key skill, and have a big impact in shaping Canada’s future. Riding Team Fellows will graduate our fellowship in August with competitive and transferable job skills, a Certificate of Fellowship Completion, and a strong online community they will have created in their riding.
About Future Majority
Future Majority is a national nonpartisan non-profit, founded in 2018. Our mission is to amplify the concerns of young Canadians so that EVERY candidate, politician, and party is an advocate for youth priorities. We set the agenda and impact policy by demonstrating our electoral strength and organizing ourselves in the places that matter most to politicians. Our approach focuses on authentic, peer-to-peer organizing, power building in politically important ridings, and youth leadership development. We’re for young people, by young people. Our impact and credibility with young voters positions us to help set Canada’s agenda around young Canadians’ priorities.
In the 2019 federal election, Future Majority organized 26,000 students to vote across 15 competitive ridings across Canada. In four of the ridings, we mobilized more students to the polls than the vote margin of the two leading parties running. In addition, through over 200 news stories including 38 national news stories like the front page of the Sunday Toronto Star, we spread our message that young Canadians are the largest voting bloc and our priorities are bold action on climate change and affordability.
Volunteer Fellowship Description
Future Majority is seeking hardworking, passionate individuals to build dedicated and effective volunteer teams in priority ridings. As part of a massive nationwide movement of hundreds of volunteer leaders, Fellows will mobilize their communities to make youth priorities central to the conversation of a likely fall election.
There are 6 Captain opportunities for Fellows to specialize in on each Riding Team. Through a series of specialized workshops, hands-on practicum, and weekly coaching, Captains will learn how to execute and lead their team in the following tactics:
Co-Directors - CD's power the whole campaign! They build strong teams and support their captains!
Social Media Captain– Develop a strong, multi-platform online presence for your team
Media Captain – Get one media story about the work you and your team are doing
Community Captain – Build relationships with other local organizations for your cause and collaborate on virtual events
Government Relations Captain – Lead advocacy meetings with local politicians of all parties
Fun & Engagement Captain - Strengthen the group with social activities, 1:1's with new volunteers, and group debriefs
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These positions are a great opportunity to meet and connect with passionate, talented young people nationwide and grow political power amongst the largest voting block in Canada: youth!
This volunteer role requires a weekly time commitment of 3-4 hours per week (5-7 hours for Co-Directors) from June 23, 2021 to August 30, 2021 (10 weeks). Hours may increase slightly during a push week to execute your priority tactic.
We believe that campaigns to empower youth voices in electoral politics require an inclusive and diverse workplace. We’d especially like to encourage Indigenous people, people of colour, women, people identifying as LGBTQ2S, immigrants and people with disabilities to apply. We recognize that this list is not exhaustive. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, sexual orientation or nature of disability.