What does a canvasser do?

Fund for Equality, a project of Fund for the Public Interest, runs canvass offices on behalf of the Human Rights Campaign. As a canvasser, you’ll work out of our campaign offices across the country. You’ll go out into communities and talk to people about the issues 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 are more involved in recruiting, motivating and training their fellow canvassers to hit our goals. They also have additional responsibilities to set performance goals, map out canvassing territories, 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 20 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 commonsense 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.

How do we choose the campaigns, and locations?

We work on the campaigns and the issues that we think are the most pressing, and set up our ground operations where we think we can make the biggest difference.

Pay and Benefits

Canvassers generally earn about $400–$600 each week. Field Managers earn an additional $50–$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.

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