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San Francisco Day Labor Program and Women's Collective


Volunteer On-the-job Coaches inspire, guide and support immigrant workers to discover and develop English language and computer skills to fulfill and improve their work performance.

This position is part of a volunteer team that supports the operations of the worker power center and the worker collectives. It is directed to transforming the lives of low-wage immigrant workers at a personal level, in order to develop leaders who can promote the dignity of their work and transform the industries in which they work.

This coaching role has a large impact on our leaders, members and the immigrant community at large. It is with the support of their coaches, that leaders are able to succeed in decision-making and action-taking of our wage theft clinic, promotion of work, fundraising, and strengthening our partnerships with community and political allies. In a short period, your time will make a sizable difference.

Time Commitment:

  • Coaches and coachees meet 2-3 hours every week, and can choose to work together at our Computer Lab located in the Mission district. The engagement can last 4-6 -- and some coaches choose to stay on for much longer.

Benefits of Participation:

  • Professional development for supervising and motivating other workers
  • Increased earning potential and career advancement
  • Opportunity to make a positive impact for immigrant workers
  • Manageable time commitment


  • To inspire, coach and support workers in:
    • Reading and replying to e-mail messages written in English
    • Utilizing smart phones, office phones, and digital organizers as work tools
    • Having phone conversations in an organized and professional manner
    • Mastering the art of scheduling and planning work
    • Utilizing Google Docs, Sheets, Drive, Voice, and/or similar tools to produce written documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc. in English
    • Conducting job-related functions that can vary according to each specific job
  • Complete a post-session survey to let us know how it went
  • To evaluate worker’s skills development and suggests additional trainings and supports

Desired Skills:

  • Highly developed communication skills and lots of patience
  • Highly proficient in the English language and computer skills
  • Commitment to social justice, specifically women’s and immigrant rights
  • Compassionate and caring approach to supporting immigrant workers
  • Ability to work in a democratic decision-making model with staff and members
  • Highly motivated and extremely organized
  • Spanish speaking skills a plus, but absolutely not required


Founded in 1991 DLP/WC unites, empowers and organizes immigrant workers to access dignified work and fair wages by building collective power, developing skills, and operating businesses. The DLP/WC power center offers on-demand labor for environmentally-conscious cleaning services, childcare, patient care, moving, hauling, painting, yard work, handyman repairs, installations and more. The San Francisco Day Labor Program and Women’s Collective of Dolores Street Community Services is an equal-opportunity employer that seeks applicants of the greatest diversity possible, including women, people of color, lesbian/ gay/ bisexual/ transgender individuals, people living with HIV and persons with disabilities.

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About San Francisco Day Labor Program and Women's Collective


3358 Cesar Chavez St, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94110, US

Mission Statement

The San Francisco Day Labor Program and Women’s Collective (DLP/WC) is a grassroots-organized program deeply rooted in the community with strong support of key stakeholders. For 25 years, the DLP/WC has been extremely successful at uniting, empowering, and organizing immigrant workers for dignified work and fair wages in San Francisco. Workers are organized in two collectives, one of men and one of women, for building collective power, developing skills, and operating a shared business.


Members of the collectives work united and organized to eradicate the injustices that affect them, while building their dignity, power and leadership. They learn, work,and participate in immigrant worker movements because they share a vision of having the same opportunities and rights than any other worker. The collectives are co-founders and leaders in the National Day Labor Organizing Network, National Domestic Workers Alliance, Progressive Workers Alliance, California Domestic Workers Coalition, Jobs with Justice, San Francisco Rising, among others.

Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Adult Education
  • People Skills
  • Mentoring
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Verbal / Written Communication


  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Orientation or Training
  • 2- 3 hours a week

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