Be A Participatory Budgeting Volunteer

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Volunteer

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. Participatory Budgeting is currently looking for individuals who would like to serve on the Participatory Budgeting Commission. For all other volunteer opportunities, please return to this page in 2019 for more information on participating for Cycle 3.

Volunteer positions include:

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Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities

Outreach Organizers:
Organizers assist with community outreach efforts, and engage marginalized and under-represented communities to increase PB awareness and engagement. 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


Participatory Budgeting Commission:
The 10-person commission recommends Participatory Budgeting projects, funding and program guidelines to the City Council. Committee members must be appointed by a City Council member. Interest forms must be submitted to the City Clerk.