Leadnow.ca, in partnership with the Vancouver Foundation is launching a spring and summer program of street canvassing in support of the Fostering Change: Write the Future campaign.
Who we are:
Fostering Change is an initiative of Vancouver Foundation to improve policy, practice and community connections for young people transitioning from foster care to adulthood. Write the Future is our two month campaign to boost public awareness, and invite the public to sign our petition to ensure young people from foster care have opportunities to succeed.
Who the Fostering Change Street Team teammates want to work with
You are a well organized and relentlessly positive communicator who wants to work to change rules that withdraw support for youth leaving foster care at age 19.
You are ready to be a passionate advocate for Fostering Change’s Write the Future campaign and are excited about the opportunity to get out into the Greater Vancouver region to encourage the public to support changes by government, community and business leaders to make sure vulnerable youth get the support and resources they need to thrive as independent young adults.
You will be part of a tight knit family of Fostering Change: Write the Future street canvassers who will be working to raise awareness around the issue of youth leaving foster care and who will be talking to British Columbians of all stripes at outdoor festivals and special events across the region from May to July. You will be seeking to change minds, create allies, gather information from potential supporters and most importantly, to strengthen your own voices as youth change agents.
Preference will be given to applicants with an understanding of the foster care system. No previous canvassing experience necessary as paid training will be provided.
Please visit our website for more information on the Fostering Change project: http://www.fosteringchange.ca/
First Deadline for applications: May 4th
Pay: $17 per hour
Duration: Approximately 10-15 hours per week from May 9th-July 10th with potential second phase this fall
Application: Fill out the application form http://ow.ly/4ng7so
Or email a resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTN: Jonathan Orr - Write The Future Street Team Coordinator