Bernie Sanders for President

Bernie 2016: Organizing Toolkit

The time and talent of hundreds of thousands of campaign volunteers are what will elect Bernie Sanders and build a movement to take our country back from the billionaire class. We don’t need super PACs because we’ve got the people! It will be an honor to work alongside you in this movement.

The best way to get involved is to meet up with other supporters like you in your community to talk to voters and build this movement. Check out map.berniesanders.com and sign up to host or attend events all over the country.

These materials in this toolkit are for volunteers and were created by volunteers to help build this movement. They are kept as Google documents because a team of volunteers responsible for each one of them are constantly updating them as the campaign develops and improving them as more and more feedback comes in. If you don’t find what you need, please email help@berniesanders.com — and remember, everyone answering those emails is a volunteer just like you.



Resources for Phone Banking:

QUICK GUIDE: How Do Successful Get Out the Vote Calls

VIDEO: How Do Successful Get Out the Vote Calls

QUICK GUIDE: How to use the Dialer (LiveVox)

IN-DEPTH GUIDE: How to use the Dialer (LiveVox)

IN-DEPTH GUIDE: How to Log In and Get Started with the Call Tool (HubDialer)

VIDEO: How to Log In and Get Started with the Call Tool (HubDialer)



Resources for Organizing Events:

TOOLKIT: How To Host A Phone Bank

QUICK GUIDE: How To Turn People Out To My Events

QUICK GUIDE: How To Turn People Out To My Phone Bank Party



Applying for Volunteer Special Teams Opportunities:

There are a few other advanced leadership roles and opportunities on the campaign through Volunteer Special Teams. These teams involve a larger time commitment, more responsibility, and often require more experience and training, and they everything from event planning to host recruitment, to running trainings and facilitating conference calls, from tech support to data management. You can see the rundown of the teams here, at www.bernie.to/volteams, and you can apply to join those teams!

Everything about these teams is about building the biggest, most powerful volunteer-led voter contact operation in presidential primary campaigning, so voter contact will always be the first priority to make sure we win. That’s why we ask applicants for special teams to have some experience with the fundamental voter contact program first, through calls, door knocking, attending or hosting a local event.