Volunteer

The Equity Alliance needs YOU! We welcome relentless, passionate volunteers who are willing to give their time and talents. Join one of our Teams to get involved:

Think Tank Consultants

Team Leaders: Christiane Buggs, Kyonzte Hughes-Toombs, and Tequila Johnson

This team will be tasked with:

  • monitoring and tracking bills (good and bad) related to Criminal Justice, Public Education and Voting Rights
  • translating bills into easy-to-read laymen’s terms
  • policy research to support our case for more equitable policies
  • collecting voter data
  • attending TN Legislature committee meetings, Metro Council meetings, School Board meetings, and community forums, town halls and events
  • creating spreadsheets, reports, executive summaries, impact statements, one-pagers
  • drafting legislation
  • developing relationships with legislators, Metro councilmen, and government leaders

Community Education Team

Team Leader: Aerin Washington

This team will be tasked with:

  • Planning logistics of community-wide events
  • Cross-promoting events to other community groups
  • Securing venues and speakers
  • Securing in-kind donations, when necessary
  • Tracking attendance
  • Providing day-of support at events

Civic Engagement Team

Team Leader: Tequila Johnson

Consider this your “boots on the ground” network that mobilizes when it’s time to take action on a bill, community issue, or election day activities. This team will be tasked with:

  • Rallying the community toward action
  • Managing, organizing and recruiting volunteers for action and events
  • Calls to action – calling, writing, emailing elected officials
  • Phone banking
  • Getting petition signatures
  • Field operations for canvassing neighborhoods
  • Coordinating Election Day “get out the vote” efforts
  • Working closely with Community Education Team to provide manpower at events and convert attendees to volunteers

Creative Team

Team Leader: Charlane Oliver

The Creative Team is looking for copywriters, bloggers, storytellers, graphic designers, photographers and videographers who are willing to work pro bono for 2-5 hours a month. We also need creative, resourceful, and tech-savvy individuals who can:

  • Manage The Equity Alliance’s website
  • Manage our social media accounts
  • Maintain an email database
  • Create email campaigns
  • Create and edit videos
  • Write compelling, concise and impactful digital content and blog posts

Coalition Building

Team Leader: Charlane Oliver

Our goal is to create alliances and partner with established organizations to fight for like-minded causes. What organizations are you a part of that we can join forces with? Who do you know in your personal rolodex that can support our work? This is an all-hands-on-deck effort to tap the community for resources and support (tangible and intangible).

  • Invite us to speak to your group
  • Set up a meeting with your organization’s leader(s)
  • Connect us with community leaders, pastors, presidents, political operatives, and donors

Interested? Sign up here.

Questions? Email us at info@theequityalliance.org.