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What does a canvasser do?

As a canvasser with Fund for Equality, you’ll work out of one of our campaign offices across the country. You’ll go out into communities and talk to people face-to-face about LGBTQ equality to raise awareness, build our membership, and raise money for the Human Rights Campaign.

What does a field manager do?

In addition to canvassing every day, field managers oversee a team of staff. They are responsible for recruiting, training and motivating their team to hit their goals. They also have additional responsibilities to set performance goals, organize canvassing logistics and keep good financial records.

What's canvassing like?

Canvassing is challenging, but it’s something that you get better and better at. We’ve been running canvass offices for more than 30 years, so we’ll make sure you learn the skills you need to be successful. In addition, many of the issues that we work on are common-sense policies supported by a sizable majority of people. Canvassing is less a matter of changing someone’s views on an issue, and more trying to get the people that are with us to support our work and get more involved in the campaigns we’re working on.


Canvassers generally earn about $500 to $650 each week. Field managers earn about an additional $50 to 100 each week.

Fund for the Public Interest is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, religion, age, sex, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status.

Los Angeles-based positions: Fund for the Public Interest will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

“The Fund gave me the opportunity and skills I needed to run almost every facet of our campaign office within my first couple months, from recruiting and training my team, to handling all the day-to-day logistics of a campaign office.”

— Megan Anderson, from our Washington, D.C., office



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