Volunteer with us - get involved

ALDC has a number of experienced and knowledgeable campaigners who volunteer their time to help you campaign and win elections. From training and mentoring, to sharing information and technical skills, our volunteers help make ALDC a fantastic resource.

Our volunteers help deliver our training and events programme including Kickstart Weekends, Motivate Days and at regional and national party conferences. We run the Future Mentors Scheme – an annual training course to develop our next group of mentors. We are always happy to talk about other volunteering opportunities that may better match your skills.

Why get involved?

  • Make a positive difference whilst developing skills that will help with your campaigning and in your role if you’re a councillor.
  • Inspire, guide and advise the next generation of councillors and campaigners.
  • Help fellow ALDC members campaign and win elections.

To find out more about becoming an ALDC volunteer, drop us a line at hello@aldc.org  

Find out more about our internships (long-term work placements) and work experience (short-term work placements).

Volunteer with us - help build Lib Dem success

Share your knowledge

  • Connect, MyCouncillor and Affinity Publisher.
  • Messaging, direct mail, writing and designing literature.
  • Targeting, analysing data and fundraising.
  • Campaign and canvassing skills.
  • How to be an effective councillor.

We need your help for these roles

  • Training and mentoring – facilitating groups discussing campaigning, targeting, team building, and how to win elections.
  • Events and exhibitions – help members with their queries and explain the benefits of joining to those who are not members yet!
  • Technical trainer – are you an expert using Connect, MiniVAN, Affinity Publisher?

Why not run a session for us?

  • Online volunteer – for example, each week we need people to help us report on the latest local council by-elections from across Britain. Can you help?

Volunteer with us - how to get involved

If you would like to volunteer with us, contact, Andrada Ben Hamed (pictured), our volunteering organiser via andrada.benhamed@aldc.org or call 0161 302 7532.

Download our Volunteer Handbook for more details.

Hear from some of our volunteers – Ed, Matt and Liz – about their experiences.


Ed Sainsbury, volunteer mentor at Kickstart

“Kickstart is a brilliant event that I love volunteering at. I’m there to support people create winning campaign plans – but I learn just as much each time as well. Volunteering for ALDC is great fun – I really feel like part of the team.”

Matt Severn, volunteer by-election reporter

“I like to help out ALDC reporting by elections because its great fun to see and share what Lib Dems achieve every week across our country. And because those hard working people at ALDC Towers deserve a rest every now and then!”

“It’s really easy to do and the great team at ALDC give you all the information you need to do the job. And they say thank you afterwards.”

Liz Barratt, volunteer trainer

“Training other campaigners and councillors is fantastic. There is always a great buzz in the room and I get great support from ALDC who supply all the materials you need. I always learn something too! I would really recommend volunteering as a trainer for ALDC”.