Right now, we need volunteers to travel to Nevada and South Carolina to knock doors before election day. Help us reach our goal -- plan your trip now!
This is the most straightforward, and helpful, way to take your Bernie Journey. Please note that the campaign cannot offer any gas stipends or travel reimbursements.
If you are unable to travel to an early state on your own, you can check for a volunteer organized carpool.
If you are unable to find or organize a carpool of your own, you can find a list of campaign buses transporting volunteers into Nevada and South Carolina. You will need to book your own lodging for overnight buses.
If you are driving to an early state, and have room in your car, van, or bus for other volunteers, you can offer folks a ride by posting a Bernie Journey Carpool on our events map. Before you do, review the Bernie Journey Carpool Host Guide to help you submit your event with all the necessary details so that our team can approve it and post it on our events page ASAP!
If you are staying the night in the state you are traveling to, you will need to find your own place to stay and are 100% responsible for your lodging. The campaign cannot provide, reimburse, or subsidize your lodging in any way.
In looking for your own accommodations, we highly recommend splitting rooms with friends, family, and fellow volunteers. If you are looking for housing, can offer housing, or would like to split housing costs with other volunteers, please click here to join our Bernie Journey Slack Channel to coordinate with other volunteers, and use our Out of State Volunteer Lodging Tracker!
Before you start your Bernie Journey, our staff on the ground need to know when, where, and for how long you are coming to knock on doors. Follow the directions below to sign up for a canvass event. When you do, our system will let our state staff know you are coming, and you will be given their contact information to ask questions.
Arriving: 7PM Friday
Knocking Doors: 8AM-4PM Saturday & 8AM-8PM Sunday
Leaving: 9PM Sunday
Bilingual Scripts Available: Spanish, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Thai, Tagalog, Amharic
Gather Supplies and Materials:
Check in with your Field Organizer
Once you sign up for a canvass event above, you will receive a follow-up email with the contact info of the field organizer on the ground who will be greeting you. Your field organizer will call or text you the day before your first canvass shift; if you have any questions, be sure to proactively reach out to them and let them know!
If you are a Bernie Journey Carpool host:
Check in with all of the attendees of your event (directions in the Bernie Journey: Carpool Host Guide)