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Junior Community Organizer – Summer Student Placement - ACORN Canada

Junior Community Organizer – Summer Student Placement

Posted May 27, 2017

Junior Community Organizer – Summer Student Placement

BC ACORN – Metro Vancouver

40hrs/wk for 9 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 Canada 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 2017 and intend to return as full time student for 2017-2018
  • Between the ages of 15-30

To Apply: Email your resume and cover letter to