Be A Participatory Budgeting Volunteer

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Greensboro Participatory Budgeting (PB) needs volunteers. This is an opportunity for individuals to hone facilitation and outreach skills, learn more about City government, and engage diverse community members.  
Volunteer positions include:

Sign up to volunteer
Submit this online application or print the application and e-mail it to us. (Instructions available on the application.)

cycle1volsVolunteer Roles and Responsibilities

Outreach Organizers:
Organizers assist with community outreach efforts, and engage marginalized and under-represented communities to increase PB awareness and engagement. These volunteers can use PB posters and postcards in their efforts.
Time commitment: 2-4 hours per week.

Assembly Facilitators:

Assembly facilitators oversee small group discussions at neighborhood assemblies to help participants brainstorm project ideas. 
Time commitment: 3-4 hours per week. 

Budget Delegates:

Budget delegates help turn community ideas into project proposals. They identify local needs, prioritize and consult with residents on project ideas, and work with City staff to develop projects. An ideal candidate would have experience with outreach or meeting facilitation and a flexible schedule. Budget delegates must attend one training session. 
Time commitment: 2-4 hours per week. 

Budget Delegate Facilitators:

Facilitators oversee the work of the Budget Delegates and help them assess and develop projects in a timely fashion. Budget delegate facilitators must attend one training session. 
Time commitment: 2-4 hours per week.

Poll Workers:
Help residents understand the ballot and voting process. Poll workers must attend a training session. 
Time commitment: 2-6 hours per week.

Steering Committee Members:
The Steering Committee helps set policies for Participatory Budgeting and advises City staff. Committee members must be appointed by a City Council member. Interest forms must be submitted to the City Clerk.