If interested, send a brief paragraph describing your interests and qualifications, including phone & email contact, to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers accepted on a rolling basis.
The CDA is searching for Neighborhood Revitalization volunteers!
Build your resume or just have fun doing meaningful work in the community by volunteering to help on the CDA's neighborhood revitalization initiatives.
We will work together to determine a volunteer schedule and amount of work that fits your needs! There are many ways to plug in and get involved from regular/recurring involvement including planning and implementation of programming, to one-time help such as translating a single event or flyer, outreaching with staff on a single day, etc.
What is the CDA?
The White Center CDA is a 501c3 community development corporation. We are a nontraditional CDC in that our focus is on resident leadership and community organizing rather than physical development of buildings.
We have three overlapping lines of work: family development, community building, and neighborhood revitalization.
What will the Neighborhood Revitalization volunteer get to do?
Help plan and convene neighborhood affiliate groups to develop strategies and positions around equitable commercial and housing development in the neighborhood
Put on events to bring foot traffic to local businesses, especially seeking to support immigrant and people of color-owned business
Connect low and moderate income homeowners and renters in the neigbhorhood to resources
How will we do it?
Outreach to local businesses and work closely with the Chamber of Commerce to conduct monthly business mixers and build local business and Chamber capacity
Outreach to tenants in apartment buildings across White Center to form Tenants' Associations
Outreach to homeowners and renters through door to door campaigns
Other forms of outreach and organizing as capacity permits
Bilingual in English & Spanish, Somali, Khmer, or Vietnamese desired but not required - if not bilingual, willing to help arrange a translation needs calendar and set up translation
Comfortable facilitating meetings and organizing neighbors; encouraging others to open up, speak, and be involved
Articulate and able to grasp complicated topics quickly, as well as disseminate the main points of a complicated topic to a diverse audience
Interest or knowledge about urban planning, development, real estate, and/or economics/business desired
Committed to the principles & work of equity, anti displacement, and anti racism
Willing to try new things, maintain a positive attitude, and help build a new program!