Direct Dialogue Canvasser - Vancouver
Thank you for your interest in a position in Vancouver! We are hiring for two different programs: Door-to-Door Fundraising and First Engagement. Please read the job descriptions carefully and decide for which program you would like to be considered, or if you are interested in either.
We have provided this page to help you find out more about what is involved in working on the Greenpeace Canada fundraising and outreach programs. Please read the information below and if you are interested in applying for a position, click the online application at the bottom of the page.
What is Greenpeace?
Greenpeace is a not-for-profit campaigning organization that uses peaceful direct action, political lobbying, scientific research and market pressure to expose global problems. Greenpeace also researches solutions and alternatives that are essential to a green and peaceful future.
Door-to-Door Fundraising Canvasser
(scroll down for information about First Engagement Program)
The primary function of the Greenpeace Canvasser is to approach members of the public door to door and ask them to support Greenpeace through a monthly giving program to sustain ourselves as a Non-profit environmental lobby group. Fundraisers are required to average a minimum standard in monthly donations per day, averaged over a two-week period.
We have shifts running Mondays to Fridays. Full time employees are expected to work 7-10 shifts bi-weekly, 7 hours per shift.
Pay starts at a flat wage of $16.00/hr with an opportunity of hitting daily bonuses when targets are met. There is also a generous health and dental benefits package for full time canvassers.
We work in a team environment. All canvassers are paired with someone else each day for safety but go to doors alone.
Vancouver—almost all of our sites are found within the city limits of Vancouver proper. Some exceptions exist, however these sites are always easily accessed by public transit.
Sometimes we take travel trips to fundraise in other cities which require staying overnight-- these are optional.
First Engagement Canvasser
First Engagement Canvassers approach members of the public, tell them about a Greenpeace campaign and ask them to sign a petition. These canvassers are the first contact that many members of the public have with Greenpeace so it is their role to create an accessible and welcoming first impression of Greenpeace. It is required that all canvassers gather a minimum number of petition signatures each day.
We have shifts running Mondays-Friday, sometimes weekends. Full time employees are expected to work 7-10 shifts bi-weekly, 6-7 hours per shift. Part-time hours are also available.
11am-6pm Monday, Wednesday & Friday. 10am-6pm Tuesday & Thursday.
Pay starts at a flat wage of $16.00/hr with an opportunity of hitting daily bonuses when targets are met. There is also a generous health and dental benefits package.
We work in a team environment. Each day canvassers work together in different groups of 2-4.
Vancouver—almost all of our sites are found within the city limits of Vancouver proper, mostly downtown. Some exceptions exist, however these sites are always easily accessed by public transit.
Sometimes we take travel trips to fundraise in other cities which require staying overnight, these are optional.
Learning about Greenpeace and the Environment
As a Greenpeace fundraiser or First Engagement canvasser you will be provided with a full training to teach you the fundamentals of canvassing. You also will be provided with information about Greenpeace’s history & campaigns. You are responsible for your own level of knowledge on current issues-- the more you know the more capable you are to answer questions asked by the public.
Canvassers are expected to work in all weather conditions, unless weather conditions are extreme such as heat waves (above 35 degrees Celsius), cold waves (below -35 degree Celsius), ice storms, etc.
Anti-harassment, anti-discrimination Policy
Greenpeace is an open and progressive employer. We have an anti-harassment, anti-discrimination policy in place that all staff must abide by.
Fill out an Application
If this is sounds like something that would interest you please fill out the application as thoroughly as possible. It may take you a little time, but we are trying to get as accurate a picture of you as possible. We will be contacting only those who will be invited in for an interview.
Please note: Preference is given to applicants who are available for long-term employment.
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