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POSITION SUMMARY: Canvassers are a core part of Rising Voices’ mission to build grassroots Asian American power. Canvassers support our year-round engagement efforts through door to door canvassing, clipboarding or tabling at community events, and occasional phone banking. The canvassing team is supervised by the Outreach Coordinator.


This is a long-term temporary position until November 6, 2024. Shifts are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 11-5pm (10-6pm during election season). Applicants must be able to commit to a minimum of two (2) full shifts per week to be eligible for this position. Canvassing and other in-person outreach will take place in Macomb and Oakland Counties, and potentially Wayne and Washtenaw Counties.


Full-time and part-time positions are available. Canvassers who work under thirty (30) hours per week will be considered part-time; Canvassers who work thirty (30) or more hours per week will be considered full-time and will be eligible for full-time benefits


  • Speak with voters through in-person canvassing, as well as occasional clipboarding at community events and phone banking

  • Have deep conversations with voters about issues, legislation, elections, and elected officials

  • Accurate data collection

  • Support organizational efforts in voter registration and absentee voter registration

  • Make follow-up calls with interested community members


  • Must have reliable access to transportation to canvass launch sites in Macomb and Oakland Counties

  • Must be 18 years of age or older, with high school education or equivalent

  • Must be available to work a minimum of two (2) full shifts per week

  • Must have COVID-19 vaccination and at least one (1) booster prior to starting work

  • Commitment to social justice

  • Good listening and communication skills

  • Able to learn new skills, scripts, and technology tools

  • Self-motivated and able to work towards goals with little supervision

  • Positive and persuasive personality

  • Comfort with working outside, moving from door to door, and knocking on doors in inclement weather

  • Comfort working with groups of people who are diverse in race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, age, religious affiliation, English language proficiency, class, education background, immigration status, and ability.

  • Plus: bilingual ability in an Asian language

  • Plus: ability to provide transportation to other team members during canvassing shifts


  • Hourly starting rate of $20/hour with regular longevity raises

  • Earned paid sick leave and holidays for all canvassers; Health insurance & paid vacation for full-time employees

  • Canvassers who are able to drive team members around canvassing turf during shifts will be compensated additionally on a per shift basis

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