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Mission & Vision
With a small staff, SFIWJ relies on volunteers & grassroots leaders. Whether you
want to volunteer occasionally or on a weekly or monthly basis, your involvement
will make a difference for workers seeking justice. If you're interested in
volunteering, please let us know by submitting our volunteer form.
SFIWJ needs volunteers for:
Office Work: Help us communicate with our members & keep the organization
running smoothly by helping with data entry, phones calls to members, &
Activism: Press business owners & government leaders to treat workers fairly by
joining in prayer vigils, rallies, & informing people about problems workers at
particular business are having.
Worker Education: Help SFIWJ reach out to workers to inform them of their
rights by talking to workers at job sites, or, if you speak Spanish, Creole, or a
Mayan language, by training workers on their rights at evening or weekend
Event Organizing: Help organize events such as SFIWJ's annual Labor In the
Pulpits series, Harvest Suppers, and other presentations & activities.
There are also various projects & groups that volunteers can work on & with
including wage theft, farmworker issues, women's leadership, & more.
For more information regarding the Lay Leadership Council
For more student information
Internships & Community Service
Doing community service projects or interning with SFIWJ provides students
with unique opportunities to learn community organizing and advocacy
skills; faith teachings on economic justice and workers rights; and the
impact of public policy and corporate practices on poor people and on the
Potential internship assignments include:
* Mobilizing members for actions through turn out calls and mailings
* Writing and researching educational, action, or worship resources for the
organization’s newsletter, email updates, and website
* Interviewing workers and writing worker testimonials
* Organizing student support for campaigns
* Meeting with clergy and faith leaders to organize support for campaigns
* Making presentations to congregations, unions, and community organizations
* Administrative tasks such as data entry
Interns should be:
* Passionate about social and economic justice
* Able to work with limited supervision
* Comfortable working with Christians, Jews, Muslims, and other faith groups
* Computer literate, including skilled in word processing and using the internet
*Skilled in verbal and written communication
Internships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students.
Internships are available during the school year or in the summer,
and can be full or part time.
We ask that interns work at least 8 – 10 hours per week. If you would like to
apply for an internship, or if you are not available for this much time,
but would like to volunteer on a more limited basis, please contact us.
At the present time, we are only able to offer un-stipened internships.
Interfaith Worker Justice (IWJ), the national organization we are affiliated with,
has stipened summer internships available for both seminary
and undergraduate students.