COVID-19 has changed the daily lives of nearly everyone and right now our priority continues to be the health and safety of our team and the communities we serve. While we are changing the way we operate, our organizing and outreach work continues strong!


The Harris County Democratic Party is looking for hardworking, passionate, future organizers to join our 10-week virtual Leadership Academy. 2020 is a critical year and we are working to call every voter and make sure every Harris County citizen gets a chance to make their voice heard!

This program provides a unique learning opportunity for volunteer leaders to gain hands-on exposure to grassroots organizing, strengthen your understanding of the political process, and help us elect the progressive leaders in our community. Participants will have the chance to organize their community virtually in grassroots efforts, such as phone banks, virtual trainings, and voter registration.


  • Participate in virtual phone banks to identify Democratic supporters and send vote by mail applications to eligible voters

  • Support the Elections Department with Democratic Election Judge recruitment

  • Recruit, train, and manage volunteers to build our volunteer capacity

  • Assist the digital team with preparing social media content

  • Assist with special projects and tasks in other areas as needed


  • An interest in politics and identify as a Democrat or Progressive

  • Quick to learn and keen attention to detail

  • Commitment to maintaining confidentiality and discretion

  • Access to internet and computer/smart device for virtual participation

  • Basic technological proficiency (Microsoft Excel, Google Spreadsheet, etc)

  • Aptitude for creative thinking and output

  • Flexible schedule and be available to attend at least 15 - 20 hours a week, including weekends

How to Apply:

2020 Summer

Applications are now closed for the 2020 Summer Leadership Academy.

2020 Fall

Applications for the 2020 Fall Leadership Academy are now open. Please apply here. The last day to apply is August 15, 2020. Upon completion of the program, volunteer leaders will be provided with a certificate of completion and a letter of recommendation for future endeavors.

If you have any questions, please email Jael at