Part-Time Canvasser

Posted June 8, 2022

Care about community issues and social justice? Enjoy talking to people? Looking to work outside this summer? Nova Scotia ACORN is looking for Canvassers / Community Outreach Workers to help with housing justice campaigning and fundraising in the HRM! No experience required and thorough training provided.

About us: Since 2004 ACORN staff organizers have been helping organize communities and secure important victories for low-to-moderate income communities at the local, provincial and national levels. Victories like Landlord Licensing, $10/month Internet for 400,000 low income families and seniors, winning repairs and stopping evictions for tenants across Nova Scotia, and many more!

The job: ACORN is a union in the community. Like any union our members pay membership dues so that they can have a sustainable, independent organization to fight for their interest. Part of everyone's job at ACORN is to work to increase our membership and retain our independence. Your job as a canvasser will be primarily engaging community members in the organization by doing street outreach on our housing campaigns, and fundraising to help build the organization.

Room for advancement/long-term work in the organization is available and expected.

Part time wage is $16.66 per hour with a potential increase to $17.12 based on tenure and performance.

Ideal Candidates Are:

  • People who are able to be part of a team, but work independently in a grassroots setting
  • Willing to handle challenging and rewarding work to help our membership grow to be strong and active leaders
  • Must be willing to work field hours between 2PM and 8PM as we organize predominately when many people are at home (for part-time, we can be flexible on the days worked but not the hours).
  • Passionate about social justice and eager to participate in direct action on issues decided by ACORN’s current community leaders

To better prepare yourself for the interview process, if you are selected, visit our website and social media at:

acorncanada.org | Facebook: Nova Scotia ACORN

To Apply: Email cover letter and resume to fielddirector@acorncanada.org