Volunteer because - We couldn't do it without you
Interested in building people’s power and fighting for housing and immigrant rights?
Become a Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC) volunteer
We love our volunteers! Here's what some of our volunteers have to say.
Are you looking for ways to get more involved with Causa Justa::Just Cause?
Well, CJJC has many different volunteer opportunities.
We are looking for some dedicated volunteers who would like to commit to a regular shift for the following roles (click here).
Tenant Rights Clinic Reception (West Oakland & East Oakland) Reception volunteers get a special training and then the work involves answering the phone, talking to tenants in distress, setting up appointments with the housing counselors, and referring people to resources.
Office Support (West Oakland & San Francisco) We would love a few hours of your time for general office tasks that keep our organizing going smoothly, like data entry, mailings, campaign research, media tracking, computer support, etc.
Justice Cab (West Oakland & San Francisco) Justice Cab is a team of volunteers who provide rides to meetings once a month (or more) for our members in Oakland. Rides are most often needed weekday evenings and Saturdays.
The Movement Fund (West Oakland)
Share your passion for housing & immigrant justice, strengthen your grassroots fundraising skills and help build the resources our organizing work in the process by joining the Unity Fund Team!
Got skills to share? Let us know.
If you have a talent, passion, specialized skill, experience, or training, talk to us! We'll figure out how your skills can support our organizing work.
Because We Can
At CJJC volunteers actively participate in CJJC’s work and help build our organization in a variety of ways, such as:
• Working reception for the Tenants’ Rights Clinic
• Making signs for actions
• Providing rides and childcare for member meetings
• Helping with fundraising and member mailings
• Providing Spanish translation for meetings/events
• Doing data entry and other administrative work
• Logistical support for meetings and events
• Campaign research and media tracking
• Written translation (English to Spanish)
• Outreach in the neighborhoods we organize
CJJC volunteers help our offices run more smoothly, support our members to bring their leadership to the organization and increase our capacity to wage effective campaigns. We offer study groups and other learning opportunities for our volunteers.
"As an Oakland native and person of color, volunteering with CJJC is a way for me to fight for the Oakland where I grew up--the Oakland that was shaped by the political vision and social scenes of working class people of color. I don't do this kind of social change work in my 9-5 job. Volunteering with CJJC helps me to stay connected to and inspired by economic justice work!"
"I volunteer with CJJC because I believe in grassroots movements for justice. CJJC sees and treats housing as a right and supports our communities to realize that right. Power to the people!"
"I will always think of Just Cause as my home base for really strong politics with a real investment in the Oakland and San Francisco communities they work in. While their work is around the specific issues of housing and immigrant justice, they do so much more than this. I feel proud to support this work."
"I like volunteering with CJJC because they are good folks, and there is always something to do. I always leave feeling like I contributed in some way for the struggle for housing and immigrant rights. Being a West Oakland resident, it's one of the ways I give back to my community - and it's really inspiring to be part of a movement where different organizations are coming together and fighting the same fight."
"I volunteer with Causa Justa :: Just Cause because I want to support people in their collective struggles. I also want to spread the word about this style of organizing, about the amazing work that is done here. We need those examples!"
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