Hampton Roads Canvasser

Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA Req #644
Thursday, June 29, 2023

Job Title: Virginia Canvasser

Position: Temporary

Location: Hampton Road, VA


Organization Overview

Scale for Change, through the principles and practices of community organizing, scales and grows partner organizations to achieve their goals by organizing with, hiring from, and building for the communities they serve.


Scale for Change envisions a world where people, including the most marginalized, can express their truest selves, imagine infinite possibilities, and feel radical joy, vulnerability, and empowerment.


General Description
Scale for Change is seeking enthusiastic canvassers to serve as a part of Planned Parenthood Advocates of Virginia PAC general electoral outreach campaign. As a Canvasser for a political field campaign, you will be on the front lines of grassroots outreach, engaging with voters, promoting political candidates, and mobilizing support. You will play a vital role in building relationships with community members and conveying the campaign's message to encourage voter participation.

This is an entry-level role reporting to the Canvass Manager. In this position, you will have the opportunity to:

Canvassing Operations

  • Conduct door-to-door canvassing in assigned neighborhoods or targeted areas.
  • Engage with voters in meaningful conversations to discuss campaign issues, candidate platforms, and key messages.
  • Distribute campaign literature and other relevant materials to educate voters.


Voter Education and Engagement

  • Provide information on voter registration, early voting, absentee ballots, and other election-related processes.
  • Actively listen to voters' concerns, questions, and feedback and provide accurate and informed responses.


Data Collection and Reporting

  • Accurately record voter interactions, survey responses, and campaign data using provided tools or software.
  • Submit daily reports to the Canvass Manager or designated campaign staff, detailing canvassing activities and outcomes.
  • Contribute to data-driven analysis by sharing insights, observations, and trends from the field.


Campaign Representation

  • Serve as a representative of the campaign and maintain a professional and positive demeanor while engaging with voters and community members.


Training and Development

  • Participate in training sessions provided by the campaign to enhance knowledge of campaign messaging, talking points, and voter engagement techniques.
  • Continuously seek feedback and actively work on improving canvassing skills through ongoing training opportunities.



  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Enthusiasm for political campaigns and community engagement.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Excellent listening skills and the ability to adapt to various voter demographics.
  • Comfortable walking for extended periods and working outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Basic computer literacy to record and report data.
  • Passion for the campaign's mission and alignment with its values.
  • Willing and able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends.


There is no formal education requirement for this position.


Preferred Skills:

  • Prior canvassing experience or familiarity with grassroots organizing is a plus.
  • Has strong ties in the community you are applying to work.
  • Licensed driver with access to a vehicle.

Salary and Benefits:
This is an hourly position with the Scale for Change, with an hourly rate of $18/hr. Based on performance, there is an opportunity to be promoted to a lead position that pays $20/hr. This is a short-term position with an expected end date of November 7, 2023.

We strongly encourage women, people of color, working-class, and LGBTQ people, as well as those with disabilities, to apply.


Scale for Change, LLC is an equal employment opportunity employer and is committed to maintaining a non-discriminatory work environment and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Scale for Change, LLC is committed to creating a dynamic work environment that values diversity and inclusion, respect and integrity, customer focus, and innovation.


Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
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  • Hampton Roads, Virginia, USA