Volunteer Opportunities with the Alice Paul Institute
Advocacy Committee: Meets monthly with members of the staff and Board to work for the passage of the Equal Rights Act. Also designs and hosts a variety of public events to provide opportunities for increased civic engagement and educational programs that highlight public policy and political history.
Events Committee: Meets once a month. All committee members contribute to the creation, planning and execution of API events including the Annual Wine Tasting, Handbag Bingo, The Alice Paul Equality Awards, Alice Paul Connections Series.
Finance Committee: Meets quarterly, or more often if necessary, with members of the staff and Board, as well as other volunteers. Reviews API finances, as well as prepares and manages the API budget.
Marketing Committee: Meets monthly with members of the staff and Board, as well as other volunteers. Creates and carries out promotional plans for API events and rentals. A background in marketing, sales, or promotion preferred.
Program Committee: Meets every other month with members of the staff and Board, as well as other volunteers. Reviews program standards and assessments, writes curriculum, and oversees general management of API programs.
Site Committee: Meets monthly with members of the staff and Board, as well as other volunteers. Reviews landscaping plans and property maintenance, including seasonal clean-ups, planting, house repairs, and other decisions regarding the preservation of Paulsdale, a National Historic Landmark.
Office Assistants: Assist staff members with, routine office tasks and communications, data entry, event preparation, and other tasks as needed.
Program Assistants: Assist staff members and lead facilitators with 4th-grade field trip programs on site at Paulsdale and with leadership workshops. Training required.
Public Speakers: Present slide show on life and legacy of Alice Paul to schools and community groups. Should be comfortable with speaking in front of groups of varying size and age, and be available evenings and weekends. Training required.
Tour Guides: Conduct tours for children, adults, and other community groups. Should be comfortable speaking in front of groups of varying size and age, and be available during the day and on weekends. Training required.
Event Assistant (on- and off-site): Assist with registration, set-up, clean-up and refreshments at various programs throughout the year.
Mailings: Help with preparing annual appeal, membership, and other mailings. Occasional support of gift shop orders.
Site Clean-up: Help with clean-up of property at various times of the year. Tasks include clearing brush, painting and other landscape maintenance. This opportunity is suitable for families with children ages 8 and up.