We're Hiring: Canvasser position

Our Streets Minneapolis seeks Canvassers who are passionate about our work to create a city where biking, walking, and rolling are easy and comfortable for everyone. Canvassers will work closely with the Community Engagement Specialist and Advocacy Director to engage with the communities most impacted by the various projects Our Streets Minneapolis is championing. This position will do direct contact through door knocks and phone banks, introducing people to our campaigns, engaging with them on issues that are important to them, and receiving and reporting on their feedback on each project. Read the full job description below.

About Our Streets Minneapolis

Our Streets Minneapolis envisions a city where biking, walking, and rolling are equitable, easy, and joyful for people of all backgrounds and identities in all parts of Minneapolis. Our work is rooted in anti-oppression and creating spaces that support and welcome all identities, meaning all genders, races, religions, abilities, orientations, etc. We work to prioritize the voices of people and communities historically left out of the transportation decision-making process.

Our Streets Minneapolis is an equal opportunity employer with a focus on creating safer spaces for our employees. Black people, Indigenous people, people of color, people with disabilities, transgender people, nonbinary people, and women are strongly encouraged to apply.

About the position

This is a part-time, non-exempt position. Canvassing shifts range from 2-6 hours, and canvassers are expected to work at least 2 shifts per week, but no more than 20 hours/week. 

Candidates with proficiency or fluency in Somali, Spanish, or Hmong are strongly encouraged to apply.


  • Direct community engagement through door knocking, phone banking, or community events 
  • Training and supporting volunteer canvassers 
  • Data collection and reporting 

Canvasser positions are part-time, non-exempt positions. Pay begins at $23/hour.

Work Conditions
This position involves working outdoors in varying weather conditions throughout the year. Applicants should have the following:

  • Ability to transport themselves to and from canvassing locations across Minneapolis and St Paul
  • Ability to walk or roll moderate distances on city sidewalks
  • Ability to sit or stand outside for up to four hours at community events in all weather conditions

How to apply

Please send a resume and brief explanation of your interest in the role to [email protected]. Your resume should include any relevant paid or unpaid experience as well as education and skills. 

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