Join The Fight For Housing Justice: Become a Tenant Counselor!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

474 Valencia St. #156San Francisco, CA 94103

About

Want to join the movement for housing justice? Join our crew of volunteers as a hotline counselor, and get trained on tenant's rights!

Our next training is:

Tuesday, Feb 7 & Wednesday Feb 8

5:30 - 8:30 pat our SF office

Click here to register or email sara@tenantstogether.org

Tenants Together, California's Statewide Organization for Renters' Rights (based in San Francisco), seeks volunteers to become tenants' rights counselors. Now more than ever, we need volunteer support to fight the federal and state policies that put many communities, especially, LGBTQIA, black and brown, and undocumented folks, at risk of wholesale displacement. And in communities with no rent control or eviction protections that are ruled by big real estate interests, like Stockton and Fresno, the Tenants Together Hotline is often the only service that offers information and support to low income renters. Counselors are key in the fight against gentrification and displacement.

We are in great need of Spanish speaking volunteers! We currently only have one Spanish speaking counselor, and in order to make the hotline accessible to monolingual folks and undocumented communities we need at least four. Please consider volunteering if you speak Spanish fluently.

Volunteers are expected to commit to at least 3 hours per week at the Tenants Together office located at 474 Valencia St, San Francisco. The Hotline operates Monday through Friday, 10:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., and Thursdays 6:00-8:00 pm (we can also consider alternative time slots during the week, please contact Sara@tenantstogether.org to discuss).

The next scheduled two day training (both days required) is:

Tuesday, February 7th 5:30-8:30 pm

Wednesday, February 8th 5:30-8:30 pm


We aim to help build an anti-racist, feminist, multiracial, anti-oppressive tenant movement. This means we do not tolerate racism, homophobia, ableism, transphobia, islamophobia, classism, cis-sexism, or sexism. We also hope to continue working to make this event, and our office, as accessible as possible to everyone who is interested in being part of the fight for housing justice.

Accessibility: The building/ office is wheelchair accessible and is 2 city blocks from 16th and Mission BART . We will be taking regular breaks throughout the training. We have a gender inclusive bathroom. Unfortunately we are not currently a scent-free working space. If you have any accessibility concerns, requests or comments please email sara@tenantstogether.org


Skills

  • Critical Thinking
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 15
  • Orientation or Training
  • expected to commit to at least 3 hours per week

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