Temporary Keep Vermont Cool Summer Canvasser
The Vermont Public Interest Research Group (VPIRG) is the largest nonprofit consumer and environmental advocacy organization in Vermont. Founded in 1972, VPIRG’s mission is to promote the health and well-being of Vermont’s people, environment, and locally based economy by informing and mobilizing individuals and communities across the state. Our staff of organizers and advocates has won dozens of victories including landmark legislation regulating clean energy, toxic chemical reform, campaign finance, health care, genetically engineered food labeling, and many more.
Each year, VPIRG runs a massive summer outreach campaign from our Burlington office, Monday through Thursday. As a canvasser, you’ll be biking or walking door to door, talking to Vermonters about current political issues, fundraising, and building our membership base – and every week, there are opportunities to camp and work out of one of Vermont’s scenic state parks! Canvassers earn $15/hr to start, with bonuses and ample opportunities for advancement.
Your mission is straightforward: build the organization, raise funds by mobilizing grassroots support, and educate the public about the seriousness and urgency of the climate crisis and other important issues.
Being a part of the VPIRG summer canvass increases your knowledge of environmental and social issues, and gives you concrete skills and experience for careers in the non-profit, environmental, and advocacy fields. Qualified candidates are dedicated, hardworking, and passionate about environmental protection and fighting the status quo – no prior canvassing experience is required!