We depend on our members’ active volunteer involvement to fulfill NIAC Action’s mission to advance peace and champion the priorities of the Iranian-American community. Whether you’re a veteran grassroots organizer or brand new to the entire civic process, we have a role for you!
Please consider sharing your time and talents with our team, and join hundreds of fellow volunteers nationwide who share your passion for strengthening our community’s voice!
The primary role of our volunteers is to grow our local congressional action teams, and build long-term, impactful relationships between NIAC Action teams and members of Congress. NIAC Action Volunteers go through a 20-30 minute phone interview with a member of our staff or volunteer captain team. Time commitments vary on a case-by-case basis.
Each district’s Congressional action efforts are led by Chapter Captains, who serve as the primary liaison between NIAC members in a district and a legislator’s office. Active volunteers can apply to take on this leadership role, which requires: participation in national conference calls; participation in trainings with NIAC staff; active recruitment and management of your local volunteer team; leadership on local actions such as petition drives, phone banks, and more; initiative on planning local events such as meet & greets and strategy sessions; and active communication with a legislator’s office.
Regional Chairs make up the Grassroots Committee, which meets monthly to discuss grassroots strategy and potential endorsements. Chairs are responsible for overseeing Chapter Captains within their regional jurisdiction, holding monthly check-ins and leading legislative training sessions. Chairs work with NIAC Action staff to improve its grassroots strategy and are invited to participate in organization-wide strategic planning conversations with NIAC Action’s Staff, Board of Directors, and Finance Committee Members. Chapter Captains who prove their stellar leadership qualities and capacity to go above and beyond in building and leading their local District Chapters can receive a nomination from NIAC Staff or fellow volunteers to become a Chair.