The Official DNC Volunteer Application Is Now Live

You must be at least 16 years of age or older and able to pass a background check required by the United States Secret Service to participate. Apply today to join us for this historic event!

How do I volunteer?

All volunteers must register for an account and complete the volunteer application using the link above. After you submit your application, you must complete a background check. Once you have been  cleared to volunteer, you will be granted access to sign up for available shifts later this summer. Volunteers will then complete a training and get connected to their volunteer leader.

What will volunteers do?

Volunteers contribute in various ways, including, but not limited to, greeting guests, giving directions, assisting with event check-in, serving as ushers, providing transportation for credentialed guests and dignitaries, and much, much more. Individuals who pass a background check and initial screening can access a detailed list of volunteer roles and shifts before the convention. 

What is the time commitment?

The time commitment for volunteers will vary depending on the needs of each volunteer role. Approved volunteers can sign up for multiple shifts.

When will volunteer assignments be assigned?

Volunteer shifts will be available to individuals with approved applications later this summer.

Will volunteers be provided with transportation?

The Chicago 2024 Host Committee and Democratic National Convention Committee are working through a volunteer transportation plan. At this time, we cannot guarantee transportation support for volunteers. We will notify volunteers if the situation changes.

Is lodging available to volunteers?

Currently, the Chicago 2024 Host Committee and Democratic National Convention Committee cannot guarantee free or subsidized volunteer lodging. We will notify volunteers if the situation changes.

What if I need a specific type of accommodation to volunteer due to a disability-related limitation?

Individuals who indicated on the volunteer application that they need accommodations will receive a follow-up email requesting additional information. Reach out to with any questions.

What dates will volunteers need to be available?

Most volunteer shifts are during the convention from August 19th through August 22nd. Volunteer opportunities may be available before and after the convention. Once you pass the background check and screening, you can view available opportunities and select shifts that suit your schedule.

We can't wait to welcome the DNC to Chicago and the Midwest in 2024!

Stay tuned for additional information.

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