WJP Intership/ Volunteer

Thanks for your interest in the Workers Justice Project.

We have ongoing opportunities for volunteers to get involved with the work of the WJP. If you’re interested in volunteering your time, please send an email to info@workersjustice.org  telling us a little about your interests in and experience with social justice initiatives, your availability and in what would you’d like to work on . We’ll get back to you promptly.

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Workers Rights Advocate:

10-month commitment, 5 to 10 hours a week           

WJP Workers Rights Advocates recover unpaid wages of Latino/a immigrants when they are not paid minimum wage, overtime, or not paid at all. Advocates accomplish this through working directly with workers and negotiating with employers and collaborating with local and state agencies. Advocate will receive training from WJP staff to recover unpaid wages. Advocates must be detail oriented, responsible, and self-motivated, have basic computer skills and be fluent in both Spanish and English.

For more information please e-mail:  info@workersjustice.org

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Day Labor Organizer:

6-month commitment, 3 to 5 hours a week

Day Labor Organizers work closely with WJP’s Community Organizer to support NYC’s day laborers to defend their labor and civil rights. Organizers learn about basic community organizing skills, popular education philosophy, and worker rights protections. They make weekly visits to a day laborer hiring site in Brooklyn and Queens to hand out information about workers and civil rights, hold educational talks about labor concerns, or help administer surveys. Organizers support worker leaders to organize to raise wages or address community concerns at their corner. Organizers must be reliable, friendly, organized and they must be fluent in Spanish and must be available one morning a week, between 7:30-9:30am (approx), although the day of the week is flexible. Organizers check in regularly with WJP staff and write brief updates about their hiring site.

For more information please email: info@workersjustice.org

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Fundraising Committee & Special Events:

WJP volunteer fundraisers work closely with the Project Director to expand our donor base and help carryout fundraising events.  Volunteer fundraisers are essential to our work and ensure that we be able to continue struggling for racial and economic justice. Fundraising volunteers learn about grassroots fundraising and building a sustainable organization.

For more information please e-mail: ligia@workersjustice.org

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Technology: WJP is looking to enhance its existing website (www.workersjustice.org) to be more user friendly, include a calendar of events, and be in both Spanish and English. Any volunteer who could assist in these tasks or offer occasional technical support would be very welcomed.

For more information please e-mail:  info@workersjustice.org