Junior Community Organizer – Summer Student Placement

Posted May 23, 2018

BC ACORN – Metro Vancouver
30hrs/wk for 8 weeks
Do you want professional training in grassroots community organizing? ACORN Canada is looking for students interested in social and economic justice!
ACORN Canada is a national grassroots non-profit organization that brings together low and moderate income families for social and economic justice. We are a member run organization structured like a community union, with over 102,000 members organized into 23 neighbourhood chapters across the country. Our goal is to achieve social and economic justice by developing a national active membership that is invested in their organization and focused on building power for change.
To community organize and expand the reach of ACORN in low and moderate income neighbourhoods.
The job includes: direct door-to-door contact, street outreach, petitioning, follow-up meetings, planning meetings and actions
What We Are Looking For:
ACORN Canada is looking for motivated students interested in fighting and winning social and economic justice campaigns! We are hiring under the Canada Summer Jobs Program. 
We organize in low-income neighbourhoods and streets with high pedestrian traffic between the hours of 12pm and 9pm (work hours would be between these times)
Leaders who are willing to work independently in a grassroots setting
Willing to handle challenging and rewarding work to help grow a national grassroots movement of low and moderate income families
Opportunity to participate in direct action and social justice campaigns 
No experience required. Professional organizing training provided.
Must be a post-secondary full time student in 2018 and intend to return as full time student for 2018-2019
Between the ages of 15-30
To Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to bclo@acorncanada.org