There are many ways to be involved with PICC. Volunteers are a critical part of our work. They help our organization to have a large impact even though our staff is small.
New Citizens = New Voters Program:
Every week, the lives of hundreds of families are changed by becoming US Citizens. PICC believes that voting is one of the foundations of being an engaged citizen, so we attend every ceremony in Philadelphia to register new citizens to vote.
These ceremonies happen year-round, so we always need new volunteers. Volunteer shifts are available every week. You can sign up online for the days and times that work best for you!
2018 Philadelphia Phone Banks:
Every week, PICC and our volunteers register to vote hundreds of New Americans at their citizenship ceremonies in Philadelphia. Before every election, we the people we register to make sure they have the information they need to vote for the first time! Help us mobilize New Americans to the polls this year by volunteering at one or more of our GOTV phone banks.
The phone banks will take place from 5:30-8:30 PM at our office on 2100 Arch St, Philadelphia on the following dates:
Tuesday, October 30th
Thursday, November 1st
Friday, November 2nd
Monday, November 5th
Anyone interested can sign up directly for one or all dates using our volunteer sign up here. We will have food available. No prior phone bank experienced required as we will be training volunteers at the beginning of each shift. Volunteers should bring a laptop if they have one. Please contact Prudence Powell at email@example.com or Carlos A. Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Norristown Phone Bank:
Monday , October 29th from 6:00 – 8:30 pm
PICC is partnering with ACLAMO Family Centers in Norristown to call voters to make sure they have the information they need to vote on Nov. 6th. This is a nonpartisan phone bank. No experience necessary. We will train volunteers before starting to make calls.
Location: ACLAMO Family Centers, 512 west Marshall Street, Norristown PA 19401
Civic Engagement Internship:
PICC’s Civic Engagement Internship centers on non-partisan voter registration of new citizens and civic engagement of registered voters, as part of a long-term strategy to increase electoral power in immigrant communities. Interns help to coordinate the New Citizens=New Voters program. The internship is a minimum of 10 weeks.