Volunteer and Staff Management

  • Shannon R. Lane
  • Suzanne Pritzker


Electoral and advocacy campaigns, as well as voter engagement, depend on human capital, access to individuals who are willing to work or volunteer their time in order to support the political effort. This chapter breaks down various categories of staff and volunteer positions in political settings. The typical duties and time commitment of each are discussed, including tasks accomplished by electoral campaign workers, interns, nonprofit board members, and more. Strategies and processes for interviewing potential volunteers and staff members, assigning tasks, managing, and helping volunteers and staff advance in their careers are discussed in the pages that follow.


Political social work Communities Macro practice Social justice Advocacy Electoral campaigns Diversity Administration Management Volunteers 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shannon R. Lane
    • 1
  • Suzanne Pritzker
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Social WorkAdelphi UniversityGarden CityUSA
  2. 2.Graduate College of Social WorkUniversity of HoustonHoustonUSA

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