- Volunteer Opportunity posted by San Francisco Day Labor Program and Women's Collective
Times of day
A few hours per week
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
3358 Cesar Chavez Street
My coach is a very engaged person and inspiring person. And she believes in my ability to learn and supports me in discovering my true capacity. In turn, I’m now able to better organize the other staff and volunteers and help them to see how their work is important. And I also made a lot of progress in how to make my work more efficient and organized.
--- Evelin Alfaro, Empowerment Coordinator
Because our mission is fixed solidly on empowering our member leaders to lead our organizing efforts, this coaching role has a large impact on our members and the immigrant community at large. Leaders are able to be that much more effective in coordinating our wage theft clinic, raising funds, and strengthening our partnerships with community and political allies. In short, your time will make a sizable difference.
Position Objective: This position inspires, coaches and supports immigrant workers on-the-job so they develop skills and tactics to fulfill and improve their work performance.
This position is part of a volunteer team that supports the operations of the worker center and the worker collectives. It is directed to transforming the lives of low-wage immigrant workers at a personal level, in order to develop leaders who can promote the dignity of their work and transform the industries in which they work.
- Coaches and coachees meet every two weeks from 5-7PM and can choose to work together on either Tuesdays or Fridays at our Worker Center Computer Lab located at Cesar Chavez and Mission. The coaching relationship can last 3, 6 or 9 months -- and some coaches choose to stay on for much longer. At times, a coach or coachee may request a pause to attend to other communities and then resume at a later date.
Benefits of Participation:
- Professional development for supervising and motivating other workers
- Increased earning potential
- Opportunity to make a positive impact for immigrant workers
- Manageable time commitment
- To inspire, coach and support workers in:
- Reading and replying to e-mail messages written in English
- Utilizing smart phones, office phones, and digital organizers as work tools
- Having phone conversations in an organized and professional manner
- Mastering the art of scheduling and planning work
- Utilizing Google Docs, Sheets, Drive, Voice, and/or similar tools to produce written documents, spreadsheets, presentations, etc. in English
- Conducting job-related functions that can vary according to each specific job
- Complete a post-session survey to let us know how it went
- To evaluate worker’s skills development and suggests additional trainings and supports
- Highly developed communication skills and lots of patience
- Highly proficient in the English language and computer skills
- Commitment to social justice, specifically women’s and immigrant rights
- Compassionate and caring approach to supporting immigrant workers
- Ability to work in a democratic decision-making model with staff and members
- Highly motivated and extremely organized
- Spanish speaking skills a plus, but absolutely not required
ABOUT THE SAN FRANCISCO DAY LABOR PROGRAM AND WOMEN’S COLLECTIVE
Founded in 1991 DLP/WC unites, empowers and organizes immigrant workers to access dignified work and fair wages by building collective power, developing skills, and operating businesses. The DLP/WC power center offers on-demand labor for environmentally-conscious cleaning services, childcare, patient care, moving, hauling, painting, yard work, handyman repairs, installations and more. The San Francisco Day Labor Program and Women’s Collective of Dolores Street Community Services is an equal-opportunity employer that seeks applicants of the greatest diversity possible, including women, people of color, lesbian/ gay/ bisexual/ transgender individuals, people living with HIV and persons with disabilities.
- Training Provided
- Language/Cultural Support Available
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