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Volunteer to "census phone bank" with the City of Boston

September 2020

As our City continues to battle the COVID-19 crisis, it’s more important than ever that everyone fills out the census so that we get the resources we need for an equitable recovery. In the years to come, federal funding will play a key role in providing relief to local families, veterans, renters, the homeless, schools, small businesses, and more.

Filling out the U.S. 2020 Census is an immediate action we can take to help with relief efforts from the safety of our homes. Only 54% of Boston’s households have responded to date, with some areas and neighborhoods lagging behind.

Whats at risk?

The census impacts funding for nutrition programs

This could severely skew Congressional representation, redistricting, and critical federal funding for Boston's communities during the next ten years. You or anyone else can self-respond online ( or by phone, and either of these options are available in 13 languages. People will not be asked about their immigration status, all answers are confidential, and responses will not affect public benefits. The last day to participate is September 30.

How you can help

The City of Boston is hosting daily phone banks to reach out and encourage households in some of our lowest response neighborhoods. 

Sign up: You can sign up to help via this form.