Get Involved and Make a Difference
Become a Member
What is a Member?
Do something for your country and for yourself
A member of Better Angels is part of a national community – we are Republicans, Democrats, and Independents of all political persuasions.
We form local alliances and hold local workshops and debates. We discuss our differences with civility and look for common ground. We encourage each other and we organize others do the same. We are a grassroots family fixing our broken politics from the bottom up.
Other Benefits of Membership
- Free training to become a Better Angels organizer or citizen moderator
- Invites to monthly members-only calls
Previous guests include Richard Gephardt (former Speaker, U.S. House of Representatives), Jonathan Haidt (author of “The Righteous Mind”), R.R. Reno (editor of First Things) and Andrew Walker (Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission, Southern Baptist Convention)
- Attend local Better Angels Alliance meetings or form your own
- Contribute to “The Conversation,” the Better Angels blog
- Take the online, interactive Skills Workshop
- Coming soon! Participate in online Better Angels debates
- Coming soon! Write book reviews and participate in online book discussions
Find Upcoming Events In Your State
Show Your Support by Getting Involved
Organizers are the beating heart of Better Angels. They organize Red-Blue workshops, Better Angels Debates and they lead Better Angels Alliances.
Moderators lead our Red-Blue workshops and our skills trainings. They have received extensive training necessary to facilitate productive discussions.
Debate chairs lead our Better Angels debates. Like moderators, they receive training to ensure that the debates are successful.
Want to Help in Other Ways?
National Volunteer Coordinator NEEDED
Better Angels needs a National Volunteer Coordinator who receives submissions via this form and connects volunteers with Better Angels leaders who request help. Involves interaction with state coordinators and Better Angels staff. This crucial volunteer position takes at least 5 hours a week. Should have at least a little familiarity with Better Angels.
STATE COORDINATORS NEEDed
We seek one red (R) and one blue (B) coordinator for each state plus DC. Although every state currently has a coordinator, some do not live in it and are already busy coordinating their own state, reducing their effectiveness. Other states do have one in-state coordinator, but two working together is far better.
State Coordinators connect together their state’s moderators, debate chairs and organizers, provide resources, and are the main conduit between state leaders and national Better Angels. They cheerlead, organize, and motivate. This crucial volunteer position takes at least 5-10 hours a week. Unless Better Angels is not active in their state, they should have some familiarity with Better Angels. If your state doesn’t currently need a coordinator of your “color,” let us know if you are willing to provide your coordinator with state-level assistance.
Current openings for in-state coordinators: AK-B (Alaska needs a Blue Coordinator); AL-R&B; AR-B; CO-R; CT-R; DE-R&B; FL-R; HI-R&B; IA-B; ID-R; IL-R; IN-R; KS-B; KY-R; LA-R; MA-R; MD-R; ME-R; MI-R; MS-R; MT-R&B; ND-R&B; NE-R; NH-R&B; NM-B; OH-R; OR-R; RI-R; SC-R; SD-R&B; TN-R; TX (Houston)-RorB; UT-R; VT-R; WA-R; WV R&B; WY-R.
DATA ENTRY HELP NEEDED
Better Angels needs help entering data from participant feedback forms. Volunteering just a few hours a week would be a real blessing! If interested, please contact [email protected].
Part-time Technology Guru Needed
Better Angels needs someone to help us improve our technology infrastructure. Experience with Microsoft Office 365 and cloud services as well as Google’s GSuite needed.
DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATE/GRANT WRITERS NEEDED
Are you a writer with strong organizational skills and a desire to support the Better Angels mission by researching foundation grants and writing proposals? Can you donate four to eight hours a week? Learn more about the position and tell us about your skills, interest in Better Angels, and availability by clicking here.
SOCIAL MEDIA RESEARCH VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Better Angels needs a Research Volunteer who assists the Social Media Team in identifying and framing published online articles that work within the Better Angels Framework and promote the Better Angels mission. This position will take at least two hours a week.
SOCIAL MEDIA GRAPHICS VOLUNTEER NEEDED
Better Angels needs a Graphics Volunteer who assists the Social Media Team in devising and implementing graphics and text to be shared on Better Angels’ various social platforms.
MERCHANDISE TEAM MEMBERS NEEDED
Better Angels currently sources logo items from a single supplier. We need merchandise team members to decide/design other items to sell, and help find additional suppliers.
Make public presentations about Better Angels to groups, especially ones you belong to, including military, religious, political and civic organizations. Prepared speeches and PowerPoints are available.
Better Angels needs friendly greeters to welcome new members to Better Angels: tell them what’s happening in their area, and answer basic questions.