Volunteering

Can you Phone Bank from Home!

We need you to help spread the word about events.

If you have a computer and a phone you can help spread the word! No other experience necessary.

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Help with outreach!

Help us spread the word about streghtening the rent laws!

We will be canvasing this summer in Prosepects Lefferts Garden/Crown Heights Brooklyn, Corona Queens, Inwood Manhattan

 

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Tenants' Rights Hotline Volunteer

 

Volunteers answer calls during our hotline hours giving individualized information on landlord/tenant problems or questions.  Legal advice is not given, just lay information.  We try to be supportive and bolster the caller’s ability to understand and enforce their rights.  Callers are also asked to become involved in the greater fight for tenant’s rights.   

Qualifications:
Volunteers should be excited to learn more about tenants’ rights, curious, and willing to learn. Volunteers should be comfortable talking on the phone and have basic computer skills.  We provide training materials. We encourage Spanish speakers to join us but not a requirement.

 

Commitment and Shifts:
We ask that hotline volunteers commit to a regular weekly or biweekly slot during hotline hours of at least 2 hours.
• 1:30 – 5:00pm (Afternoon Shifts): Mondays, Wednesdays, & Fridays
• 5/5:30 – 8:00pm (Evening Shifts): Mondays

For more infomation email Andrea

 


 

 

Tenants' Rights Clinic Volunteer

 

Volunteers facilitate a roundtable tenant’s rights clinic. Volunteers answer questions and look over documents to giving individualized information on landlord/tenant problems or questions. The facilitator explain leases, rent histories, and other housing documents, Legal advice is not given, just lay information. This is done in a round table discussion to help tenant’s learn more about the wider tenant movement.

Qualifications:
Volunteers need to have knowledge of tenant/landlord law, and be able to understand basic legal documents. Though you do not need to be a lawyer or paralegal. We will provide training on facilitation.

Commitment and Shifts:
We ask that clinical volunteers commit to one Tuesday every other month.The clinic runs Tuesdays from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

For more infomation email Andrea