Keep Oregon Legit With The Democracy Cup

Are you looking for a way to BE THE CHANGE in your local community? Are you all about ACTION? Do you want to inspire the mini, high school versions of your intelligent and badass selves? Do you like to WIN? Then Democracy Cup wants you. We’re on the lookout for college students to lead civic engagement competitions in Oregon high schools in your area. Are you up to the challenge? Read on, reader!

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Responsibilities and Expectations:

  • Communicate with schools throughout Oregon to run interactive civic education workshops geared towards high school juniors and seniors
  • Recruit, train, support and collaborate with volunteers, interns and student teams in those schools to register voters in local communities
  • Coordinate outreach and build relationships with local organizations and groups to garner support for Democracy Cup
  • Track data of critical workshop and voter registration components and meet goals
  • Take charge in creating civic education lesson plans to continue in classrooms with students and volunteer teams through the semester


  • College students and recent graduates with backgrounds in education, political science and related fields strongly encouraged to apply
  • Previous volunteer and/or community engagement experience preferred
  • Familiarity working with teens and high school students
  • Strong oral communication skills and comfort with public speaking
  • Commitment to public service, civic education and belief in young people’s involvement in the public sector
  • Culturally competent/aware of social and racial justice issues and possess a willingness to talk and learn about them
  • Strong relationship-building skills (Do babies and grandmas love you??)
  • Must have access to a car
  • Ability to commit, on average, 20 hours/week, March – May

Benefits & Compensation:

  • Fellows will be provided a stipend of $1,500 each from March – May for their work, in addition to a bonus following completion of goals
  • Fellows are eligible for course credit, pending the fulfillment of requirements determined by their respective colleges and universities
  • Fellows’ professional development, support and resources will be provided by Bus staff

To apply, complete the survey (link below) and send a resume to with “Full Name: Democracy Cup Fellow” in the subject line. Feel free to email with any questions as well!

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