We have many opportunities for high school students to volunteer and engage in voter registration activities.
Volunteer for Candidate Forums
Organize a voter registration drive at your high school
To organize a volunteer drive at your high school, click here to write to Beth Tudan, LWV of Fairfax Executive Director at email@example.com or to Bob Meredith, LWV of Fairfax Voter Registration Chair at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Election Day Participation Program for High School Students
The 2000 General Assembly enacted legislation (Va. Code § 24.2-604) enabling the local electoral boards, with the cooperation of school authorities, to establish a program for high school students to encourage an interest in voting, to foster an awareness of the elderly and disabled community, and to assist the officers of election on Election Day.
Each November, the Fairfax County Electoral Board invites high school government OR bilingual Spanish students who are at least 16 years of age and enrolled in a high school Spanish class or the Spanish Honor Society, to participate in this national award winning program. Students may serve as either Election Officers (if eligible) or Election Pages. The individual schools/teachers will determine what participation credits or volunteer hours the students may be awarded. Note: Schools are not in session on Election Day in November.
Volunteer for Moot Joint Jury Trials
Are you already 18? If so, here's an opportunity for you that we offer twice per year.
Resources for High School Teachers
We have many nonpartisan, Fairfax County specific resources that you could use for your classrooms, including:
- Fairfax County and Virginia Specific Studies/ Publications
- LWV of Fairfax Voters Guides
- General Voting Information
- Information for College Students (a must have for those going away to college)
- 2017 Facts for Voters