Position Title: Canvasser/Surveyor
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Location: Kern County and Tulare County
Reports to: Health Program Manager
Pay rate: $22 Hourly

The Organization
The Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization. Our mission is to inspire and organize communities to build volunteer organizations empowered to pursue social justice. DHF is based in Bakersfield, California. We organize in the counties of Tulare, Fresno, Kern, and the high desert area of Los Angeles County. We are seeking community survey canvassers who have community outreach experience

Are you a fun and coachable person looking to make a difference in your community? The Dolores Huerta Foundation is looking for Canvassers/Surveyors to go door to door and complete community needs assessments!

Campaign Summary

The Dolores Huerta Foundation (DHF) and the UC Merced Community & Labor Center have launched a partnership striving to improve the lives of working families in the Central Valley. Together, we are conducting a community needs assessment (CNA) survey to find out the top issues affecting the workplace, community, and the environment. The information collected from the surveys will be used to advocate for improved investments in education, employment, health, and environment in the region. DHF is seeking Canvassers/Surveyors in Tulare County and Kern County. The person in this role will be trained as an Internal Review Board (IRB) Certified Surveyor and will conduct door to door surveys with a team.

Canvasser/Surveyor Responsibilities

  • Participate in a week-long training and become a (IRB) Certified Surveyor.
  • Recruit survey participants through door to door outreach in underrepresented communities.
  • Conduct a minimum of 4-5 surveys per day.
  • Meet daily and weekly campaign goals.
  • Work with DHF volunteers to support participant recruitment. (Vecinos may accompany canvassers/surveyors in their respective neighborhoods to identify survey participants.)
  • Collect contact information from community members who want to join DHF’s network.
  • Provide detailed daily reports.
  • Represent DHF in a professional and respectful manner.



  • Previous campaign or surveyor experience a plus
  • Self-motivated and detailed-oriented
  • Strong communication and listening skills
  • Punctual, reliable, and able to work effectively both independently and as part of a team
  • Bilingual English/Spanish, required
  • Bilingual English/Punjabi, English/Hmong, English/Tagalog, a plus

Additional Requirements

  • Flexible Availability (20-25 hours a week)
  • Physical ability to walk for 4.5 hours
  • Ability to maintain a high level of energy and positive attitude

Job Specific Competencies

  • Strategic Thinking: Possesses a broad understanding of organizational strategic planning, implementation and evaluation.
  • Leadership: Demonstrates understanding of a variety of leadership and management principles and practices.
  • Mission Focus: Possesses advanced knowledge and understanding of the challenges and opportunities relating to the mission of the organization.
  • Technical Skill: Knowledge of graphic design and digital media; knowledge of arts community and education institutions; Extensive experience planning and organizing events and public programs.
  • Communication: Communicates clearly, both verbally and in writing. Is an effective public speaker. Communicates effectively and professionally among all levels of the organization and the public. Bilingual (Spanish and English) applicants a plus
  • Ethical Practice: Models the highest level of ethics, integrity, DHF values and social responsibility.
  • Relationship Management: Demonstrated experience working with staff at all levels in a collaborative, environment; commitment and ability to promote and sustain positive workplace values and relationships
  • Interpersonal Skills: Ability to work well under pressure, remain calm and controlled when faced with difficult situations. Strives for immediate address.

Organizational Competencies

Alignment with DHF values: Understanding and appreciation of Dolores Huerta’s legacy and the farmworker’s movement is foundational to staff’s commitment to working with our BIPOC children, families and communities. Demonstrates respect for and appreciation of social justice history, and community organizing culture, understanding its implication in one’s work, in fostering meaningful relationships, and in embracing the community served.

  • Social Justice – We strive to achieve equity of distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges in our society by dismantling systems of oppression, protecting Mother Earth, and building a true democracy that values human rights including a person’s right to love whomever they wish to love.
  • Self Determination – We believe in the right of people to choose and be empowered to create their own destiny.
  • Democracy – We believe in political representation, freedom, and equity, everyone has an equal voice in organizations and governance.
  • Collective Action – We believe there is a mighty power in people organizing together towards a common goal.
  • Volunteerism – We believe that giving of your own time, without compensation, towards the benefit of others and your community serves as its own reward.
  • Non-violence – We believe in the use of peaceful action, without violence, to bring about political or social change.
  • Feminism – We believe in the social, economic and political equality of all genders; including women’s right to control their own bodies and the right to abortion.
  • Yes We Can! – We always act with hope in the belief that what may seem unachievable can be accomplished.

Send resume and 3 references to humanresources@doloreshuerta.org
Type “Canvasser/Surveyor” in the subject line

The Dolores Huerta Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and strives to attract qualified applicants without regard to race, color, ethnicity, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state and/or local law.




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