Learn About Volunteering

Learn About Volunteering

There are many ways to get involved with the Labour Party. Learn more about our different volunteering opportunities.

Sending out leaflets and letters from our local campaign is one of the most effective ways of persuading people to turn out and vote Labour.

You can either go out delivering in a team of volunteers, stand on a street stall, or sign up to deliver regularly around your local neighbourhood.

The most valuable thing you can do for the campaign is talking to people on the doorstep, sometimes called ‘canvassing’.

Meeting voters face-to-face lets us understand which issues are most important to them, and identify who is likely to vote Labour and who still needs to be persuaded. You don’t need to debate or have an answer to all their questions, just offer a friendly face and listen to their views.

You’ll always be teamed up with experienced canvassers who will show you the ropes and answer any questions you have.

If you can’t go out campaigning, there’s always useful work to help with in our campaign offices.

From stuffing envelopes, to entering data, to making refreshments for other volunteers on a break, a campaign is a team effort and it depends on this important support work. There really is a job for everyone.

The most persuasive person to deliver a political message is someone a voter already likes and trusts. Sharing Labour content on your social media is a great way for you to make a personal case for why Labour needs to win this election to your friends and family.

By signing up to volunteer, you will get exclusive access to the latest news, images, and videos from our campaign to share, including targeted content for issues in your local area.

If you can’t make it to a battleground seat, you can still help key campaigns across the country from where you are by calling up key voters using our voter phone-survey tool – Dialogue.

You can either start making calls whenever you have some free time, or sign up to the National Phonebanking Taskforce to join a group of like-minded volunteers, either virtually on a video call or in a venue in your area.

Dialogue is currently only available to registered Labour Members, so join today to get started.

If you have professional skills and expertise to offer to the Party in other ways, we’d also welcome hearing from you.

We define specialist volunteers as those who bring specific professional skills and experience to add value to our work. We have a wide range of opportunities at both local and national levels.

For example, in many constituencies we’re looking for specialist volunteers to play a key role in the General Election campaign. In addition to roles focused on mobilising members and coordinating canvassing, we also need volunteers who can organise fundraising, digital campaigning and social media, community engagement, coordinating local press and media management, and organising visits and other events.

Our roles vary widely in type, skills required, time commitment, location, and focus. They all offer fantastic experiences and the chance to make an impact and be a vital part of delivering change.

To register your skills, please fill out our expression of interest form here.

Want to find out more? Look out for local training and briefing opportunities in your area, or just get stuck in – there are always experienced campaigners ready to lend a hand.

Or head to Labour’s online learning platform Achieve where you can find details of our live online briefing sessions or take our e-learning course ‘How we knock on doors’.

Keen to volunteer with Labour, but you’ve got a few questions first? No worries, we’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about campaigning with Labour.

I’m a bit nervous – what can I expect on my first campaign session?

First of all, we can promise you’ll get a warm welcome from your local party – you’ll be teamed up with an experienced campaigner to start off with and they’ll be able to show you the ropes and answer any questions you might have. People do expect us to knock on their doors – especially at election time, and most people are friendly and interested.

It’s a great way to meet fellow members and supporters too, and sessions are often followed by a trip to a café or pub.

I’ve signed up to volunteer – what happens next?

There are so many ways you can help, from door knocking to helping in a campaign office. If you’ve already signed up for a campaign session, fantastic – just head along.

If you gave us your phone number, we’ll be giving you a call very soon to check in. If you haven’t already, and you want to find out what’s going on near you, you can also find your nearest campaign event.

What is door knocking and why is it so important?

Door knocking is about having conversations with voters face to face. It helps us understand what people care about, allows us to talk about how a vote for Labour can make a difference locally and nationally, and crucially, helps us find out which voters are planning to vote Labour on election day.

We keep a record of this information, and on polling day, we will visit people again to remind them to vote. Knowing who plans to vote Labour helps us to get an idea of how we are doing, and to plan our resources more effectively.

Are there other ways to help out?

If you’re not sure door knocking is for you, we’d really encourage you to at least give it a go – there’s never been a more important or exciting time to try!

But there are lots of other ways to help out too. Whether you’re super-organised, a great communicator, or know your local area like the back of your hand, there’ll be a task with your name on it! Our campaign teams will need help making sure the phones are answered and emails replied to, delivering leaflets or prepping leaflet rounds, driving on polling day and much more.

How do I find out when and where to help?

Use our handy events finder to see how and where you can help.