Non-Profit Jobs Fight for Environmental Justice - Washington, DC

Location: Washington, DC

Employer: Grassroots Team

Canvasser Job Summary

Are you tired of sitting on the sidelines during one of most transformational times in history? Are you looking for a meaningful canvassing role to work to help defend environmental justice? Do you enjoy working in the community and engaging people in conversations on important issues?

If yes, then join Grassroots Team. We work on behalf of amazing causes like advocating for environmental justice and defending human rights in our communities. And, we represent amazing non-profit partners including one of the world's largest environmental organizations.

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Join the fundraising canvassing organization with living wages and great benefits across the board, dedication to the best training and development from the ground up, and precision focus on building sustainable and lasting power.


About you. You want to work somewhere that shares your values, rewards great work, provides you with a fast track to career advancement, and is open to new ideas. Above all else, you believe that when people come together, we can change the course of history. You have a passion for non-profits and a heightened entrepreneurial spirit. More specifically, you:

  • Have strong communication skills, a good work ethic, and a passion for the environment
  • Are able to work within a team, receive feedback, and work independently
  • Previous canvassing, sales, non-profit, customer service, or political campaign experience preferred but not required
  • Must be willing and able to approach members of the public at their place of residence in a fast paced environment, and cover a large territory each day
  • Must be able to meet weekly and monthly fundraising standards and quotas
  • Are comfortable walking for long periods of time
  • Bilingual is a plus

Pay and Benefits

This is our compensation package:

  • First 10 Training Days: $17.10
  • Base Pay: $19.10
  • Bonus System: You can earn anywhere between $25 - $450 + in our bonus system per week, and this is uncapped for those who go above and beyond
  • First 10 days during the training period, full time is required
  • After that, you have the option to work 3-5 days, week or weekend shifts
  • Promotion to Trainer = $20.10
  • Promotion to Field Manager = $22.10
  • Medical, dental, vision, and 401-K retirement plan after 90 days of employment
  • Paid time off for sick, vacation, and personal leave and paid Holidays (after 20 shifts)
  • Opportunities for rapid advancement to Field Manager, Field Director, Canvass Director with industry leading training and pay at each position

About Grassroots Team

Grassroots Team is the community mobilization organization for progressive groups. We raise public consciousness and funds in the fight for immigrant rights, and a healthy environment, and thriving economy that includes everyone.

Grassroots Team is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from people of color, LGBTQIA individuals, women, and individuals with disabilities.

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