The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Are you seeking experience volunteering at a civil rights organization? Project Sentinel is recruiting Fair Housing Testers to help end discrimination in Northern California's housing market. Testers pose as prospective tenants, inquire about a housing opportunity in person or by phone, and submit a report about their experience. Testers' experiences are compared to determine if discrimination has occurred.
To qualify, applicants must:
Be 18 or older;
Attend a tester training session and complete a practice test;
Pass a criminal history check;
Be reliable and committed to civil rights; and
Be able to draft and submit well-written, objective reports within 24 hours of completing a test.
Testers are used as needed and earn a stipend, typically $15 to $55 per test, plus mileage and expense reimbursements.
For more information or to register for a training session, contact (408) 749-1856.
To learn more about Project Sentinel, visit www.housing.org.