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.
In addition to canvassing every day, field managers work closely with the canvass director to meet the goals of the office, and they have the chance to build even more skills.
They are responsible for recruiting, training and motivating their team to hit their goals. Additional responsibilities include keeping 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 35 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.
Canvassers generally earn about $500 to $650 each week. Field managers earn about an additional $50 to $100 each week.
Fund for Equality 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, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity.