Thank you for supporting Participatory Budgeting in Cambridge!

Although there are no volunteer opportunities at this time, we will start planning and recruiting for the City's fourth Participatory Budgeting process in April/May 2017. 

If you're interested in getting involved during the next cycle, please contact Justin Casanova-Davis or Michelle Monsegur in the City's Budget Office at pb@cambridgema.gov or (617) 349-4270.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Serving on the PB Outreach Committee to help plan events and spread the word about PB to increase the number of residents involved as voters, volunteers, and idea submitters. The committee meets about once a month from June-December.
  • Serving as a Budget Delegate who researches submitted ideas as part of a team and develops final proposals for the PB ballot. Budget Delegates meet almost weekly from mid-August through mid-October, with two more meetings in role.
  • Translating outreach and voting materials into Amharic, Chinese, French, Haitian Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish.
  • Helping Budget Delegates create tri-fold poster displays (think old school science fair) for each of the 20 projects for the ballot. We always need help at this event, which usually takes place in late November.
  • Helping us staff voting events during vote week in December.
  • If there are other ways you'd like to support the PB process, please let us know!

Many thanks to all of our past PB volunteers! You form the backbone of Cambridge's PB process.  

 

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