NOW HIRING: Seasonal Community Canvassers

NOW HIRING: Seasonal Community Canvassers

Stop the spread of Covid-19!

OVERVIEW: Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire and organize communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice.  

JOB DESCRIPTION: The Dolores Huerta Foundation seeks Door-to-door Canvassers to work as part of a seasonal campaign team engaging in door to door canvassing in Antelope Valley, Sanger & Fresno County Canvassers will target neighborhoods most impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic to provide information and resources as well as assist community members by conveniently scheduling online vaccination appointments for those who need them. Spanish speakers are a big plus!

  • REQUIREMENTS
  • Must attend a mandatory orientation and training.
  • Basic tech skills. Must be able to use apps and enter information on a cell phone and know how to navigate a web browser.
  • Must be prepared to work in all types of weather.
  • Ability to stand and walk for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to 10 pounds.
  • Follow a provided script and relay accurate information to residents.
  • Agree to meet the required number of contacts (phoning and/or canvassing) daily
  • Punctuality, arrive to canvassing location on designated dates and times ready to canvas. Canvassing includes walking door to door for four hour each shift.
  • Ability to read and use maps to follow directions.
  • Strong verbal communication skills as well as interpersonal communication skills.
  • Maintain a positive and enthusiastic attitude.
  • Strong team player.
  • Written and spoken proficiency in English is required, Bilingual English/Spanish is preferred
  • Experience in community outreach and canvassing a plus.
  • Reliable transportation is preferred. Canvassers with a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance and reliable transportation will be provided with a gas stipend. 
  • Must reside in the respected regions you are applying for.

SCHEDULE: May 3rd-June 30th, 2021,  Monday – Friday 3:30pm – 8:00pm  (Occasional Sundays 3:30pm – 8:00pm – Date TBD

*Schedule is not flexible, applicants must be prepared to show up for each shift for the duration of the campaign.

COMPENSATION: $19/hour, $10 gas stipend/day for drivers $3 tech stipend/day for use of cell phones

TO APPLY: Send Resume and 3 References (names and phone numbers) to Kelley Herrera, HR Manager: Humanresources@doloreshuerta.org Email subject: “[County/Region] Canvasser”

End the pandemic in your community now. Be part of the change!!

Dolores Huerta: In Her Own Words hosted by Farmworker Justice

Dolores Huerta: In Her Own Words hosted by Farmworker Justice

On Wednesday, April 28th, tune in to join the cast of the iconic ‘Zoot Suit’ as they celebrate @DoloresHuerta, a national activist of the labor movement. They’ll be conducting a reading curated by Huerta and David Damian Figueroa, and will hear from her during the post-reading panel. Register now for “Dolores Huerta: In Her Own Words,” presented by @Farmworker Justice and airing at 4:00 p.m. PT. RSVP: bit.ly/2QEZkEi This special event is made possible with the generous support of @calfund. Presented by the @FarmworkerJustice Advisory Council and Volunteer Engagement Corp.

DHF Statement on the Chauvin Conviction

“Today’s three guilty verdicts of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd offer us hope that change is possible. While we breathe a collective sigh of relief, the solutions our communities need must be based in collective action and policy. Transformational solutions are rooted in true people power with the enactment of social, racial and economic justice policies. It will require civic engagement, advocacy and accountability of our public officials to end systemic racism. Millions across our country and around the world marched in protest to denounce Mr. Floyd’s murder. The marching and non-violent organizing must continue as we grieve the ongoing slayings of Black, and Brown people at the hands of the police. While we pause to honor the pain of George Floyd’s family today, our commitment to our Black, Indigenous People of Color communities is an explicit promise to work together to end injustice.” – Camila Chavez, DHF Executive Director & Dolores Huerta, Founder & President of the Dolores Huerta Foundation

Vecinos Unidos Member Spotlight

Vecinos Unidos Member Spotlight

Erica Talavera is a parent leader from Parlier. She is a mother of two, an eight month year old and a teenager. She was recruited into the local Vecinos Unidos Education Committee in 2019. When Eric first began attending meetings with her newborn, she seemed shy and reserved.

As time progressed, she gained confidence and leadership skills becoming our local media liaison for DHF’s Vecinos Unidos group. She spoke about education issues during the pandemic, especially the importance of having a healthy and accessible nutrition plan for school districts. Her leadership blossomed. Soon organizing and distributing much needed food to communities in need. She did this at three local food banks organized by the Dolores Huerta Foundation Vecinos Unidos.

She also organized a crisis food delivery program from April 2020 through November of 2020. She assisted fellow Vecinos members in bridging the technical divide to attend leadership meetings remotely with other organizers to address issues like access to pandemic EBT food assistance and supported parents in completing online applications. During our Get Out the Vote efforts she was the top caller and neighborhood captain for the campaign in Parlier.

Support the Dolores Huerta Foundation Peace & Justice Cultural Center!

2021 is here! It is incumbent upon us to take the hard lessons we learned in 2020 and create meaningful and critical organizing opportunities. Now more than ever we are compelled to educate folks on the fundamentals of democracy and stress the importance of strong and capable leadership. The events of 2020 and January 6th, 2021 have shown that these issues are truly a matter of life and death.

We’ve seen the destructive and toxic nature of white supremacy. In addition to community organizing to harness people power, we believe education equity can help cure this ugly disease that is tearing apart our civil society. All children must be taught the contributions of immigrants and people of color have made to this nation’s rich fabric. This will give pride and dignity to young people of color and abolish the false sense of superiority that many white children are taught. This is the work we will continue to focus on.

We are excited to announce our capital campaign to build a home for this important work. DHF plans to construct The Dolores Huerta Peace & Justice Cultural Center, a multicultural community center complex in downtown Bakersfield, California. This state-of-the-art campus and headquarters will include a comprehensive child development facility, art gallery, outdoor amphitheater and a community organizing training academy.

The campus will provide a permanent location to honor the historic civil rights legacy of local leaders and the contributions of the many immigrants, communities of color, and poor whites who worked the land, enriched the culture and built the infrastructure of the great San Joaquin Valley.

We invite you to partner with us in creating a beacon of hope that will establish a movement building and social justice education hub and serve our communities for generations to come. For more information, or to donate, please visit:

https://doloreshuerta.org/dolores-huerta-peace-and-justice-cultural-center-capital-campaign/

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