Training on how to engage volunteers, using phone banks


Benali Hamdache, from the London Green Party, ran training sessions for the Stronger In campaign earlier this year. He is coming to Oxford to run a training session for Oxfordshire Green Party members and supporters.

You will learn how to engage volunteers in Green campaigns, and how to get together to phone them to come to an event (a phone bank). Find out how you can build up a team of regular campaigners in your ward or village. Make personal contact with local supporters, arrange events to bring them together, call to invite and remind them, then thank them. Learn the techniques that make it easy to volunteer and to make volunteers feel welcome.

In particular, learn how to run well organised phone banks, when half a dozen friends come together to make telephone calls to potential volunteers or voters and record responses.


1200 Start & Introduction from Benali
1210 Intro exercise
1230 Asking well, how do we ask volunteers to step up?
1300 Lunch
1330 Building strong local teams - Snowflake model and testing leadership
1430 Community Organising and Community Campaigns
1530 Break
1545 Running successful phone banks
1645 Feedback and follow on actions

There is a small charge to cover the room hire costs and to pay travel expenses for the trainer. Feel free to donate more if you can afford it, but no member will be turned away if you cannot afford £1. 

January 22, 2017 at 12:00pm - 5pm
Donnington Community Centre
Townsend Square
Oxford OX4 4BS
United Kingdom
Google map and directions
David Newman · · 01865 429750

Will you come?

£9.00 Standard ticket
Standard donation to cover room hire costs
£1.00 Concession ticket
for low/no income trainees and ward organisers

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