Canvasser/Outreach

(Hourly, part-time, year-round)

Voces Unidas de las Montañas (VUM) is seeking outgoing, bilingual individuals interested in part-time, year-round opportunities doing door-to-door canvassing in Latino neighborhoods/residential areas in Summit, Lake, Eagle, Pitkin and Garfield counties.  

Candidates must be able to work weekends and evenings, and should possess high-energy, good communication skills, and be dedicated to the values and mission of VUM. Please visit www.vocesunidas.org and www.vocesunidasaction.org to learn more about the organization.​

No prior experience is required.

                 

Responsibilities 

  • Go door-to-door in key Latino neighborhoods/residential areas to engage voters and community members to learn more about their interests in policy issues and also share information about the importance of voting;

  • Visit assigned households within a designated area to collect data and share information using a hand-held mobile device;

  • Where no contact can be made, leave information and a note on how to reach the organization;

  • In some cases, instead of door-to-door, make phone calls or send text messages to a targeted list to collect data, share information and/or do follow-up;

  • Participate and complete all required training;

  • Complete reports on progress and meet all goals and metrics.

Qualifications

  • Be able to speak Spanish and English;   

  • Must have access to a car;

  • Must have excellent communication and people skills; must be comfortable speaking with strangers and people from different backgrounds about policy issues;

  • Ability to work under deadlines;

  • Experience in phone or door-to-door canvassing is a plus but not required;

  • Political campaign experience is a plus but not required.

Hours & Hourly Rate

  • The position pays $18/hour plus reimbursement for miles travelled. Hourly rate can be higher if you have prior canvassing experience. 

  • Hours and days are flexible. Canvassing can happen between 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Monday to Friday and 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Canvassers must be available to work at least 15-20 hrs per month. 

Work Location

  • In the field, in various communities. Training and team meetings are based in Glenwood Springs or in other satellite offices. Phone banking can be done from home. 

This is year-round, part-time role. Volume of work varies by month. Canvassers are paid via a third-party employment agency.

Application Process

If you’d like to be considered for this position, please send your resume or contact information to ​alan@vocesunidas.org​. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and positions will be open until filled.