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Community Organizing at People's Water Board

Actively Recruiting

Openings

1 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 8, 2022 - July 21, 2023

Application Window

September 13, 2021 - January 20, 2022

Location

  • Detroit, MI

Listing Details

Description

The People’s Water Board (PWB) is a grass-roots coalition of thirty Southeast Michigan organizations (anti-poverty, social justice, environmental, conservation, faith-based) working together to protect our water from pollution, high water rates, privatization, and the denial of water and sanitation services to people unable to afford it. Founded in 2008 by the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO), PWB works collectively with Michigan community-based groups and national coalitions to advocate for policies and programs to ensure clean and affordable water for all residents—regardless of ability to pay. A Mercy Volunteer is needed as a Services Coordinator to organize community forums, press conferences, monthly PWB meetings, presentations, demonstrations, and legislative visits. The volunteer will also manage the social media and represent PWB to the community. Additionally, the volunteer will support residents to access clean and affordable water.

The People’s Water Board (PWB) is a grass-roots coalition of thirty Southeast Michigan organizations (anti-poverty, social justice, environmental, conservation, faith-based) working together to protect our water from pollution, high water rates, privatization, and the denial of water and sanitation services to people unable to afford it. Founded in 2008 by the Michigan Welfare Rights Organization (MWRO), PWB works collectively with Michigan community-based groups and national coalitions to advocate for policies and programs to ensure clean and affordable water for all residents—regardless of ability to pay. A Mercy Volunteer is needed as a Services Coordinator to organize community forums, press conferences, monthly PWB meetings, presentations, demonstrations, and legislative visits. The volunteer will also manage the social media and represent PWB to the community. Additionally, the volunteer will support residents to access clean and affordable water. Read More

Living Allowance

$100 - $220 monthly

Benefits

Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance

Additional Benefits

Quarterly retreats are hosted by Mercy Volunteer Corps to provide volunteers with opportunities for reflection, spiritual growth, and shared experiences. Throughout the service, Mercy Volunteer Corps provides volunteers with webinars for personal and professional development.

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Homelessness & Housing, Legal Assistance

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Indirect "capacity building" for a direct service program

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Disability Services Organization, Homeless Shelter, Soup Kitchen, or Food Bank, Organization primarily serving older adults

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities