Work with Mayday Space and Derecho a Techo!
There are no paid job postings with Mayday at the moment. Apart from what is described below, students in need of completing internship requirements for school may contact Mayday to explore partnership options.
MAYDAY LEAD VOLUNTEERS:
Join the Mayday team! We’re looking for folks committed to social justice, community programming, and helping manage a dynamic, collectively-run space.
Based on interest and skill set, lead volunteers will support local outreach, hosting events, enhancing the 3-story building, and working with our team of activists and organizers to dream up creative ways to strengthen grassroots movements.
Preference is given to candidates who can commit to 8 hours a week or more (flexible scheduling) and women, people of color, LGBTQ and immigrants are especially encouraged to apply. Highly desired skills include: good with computers, detail oriented, people-person, graphic design, social media, Spanish proficiency and project management experience.
This is an unpaid position. College students may obtain credits for this work and we encourage student applicants to see if their school’s might offer stipends. This position can open doors to a person that is interested in starting a community organizing career, Mayday Space will provide recommendation letters and share information of other organizing trainings and introduce you to many of the grassroots groups and movement leaders that use the space.
To apply, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with “Lead Volunteer” and your name in the subject line along with a resume (if you have one) and a cover letter detailing why you want to work with Mayday.
DERECHO A TECHO, Community Organizing COORDINATOR
Join the Mayday-based tenants’ rights organizing project Derecho a Techo (“right to a roof”) as a volunteer Coordinator.
Are you interested in community organizing and social justice? Do you want to gain experience in basic tenant organizing skills? Do you want to learn tenants’ rights and meet long-term tenants that need support? Do you want to learn about the housing justice movement? Do you want to learn what it takes to build collective power? Are you passionate about housing justice, concerned about displacement in gentrifying communities, such as in Bushwick? Do you have 5-10 flexible hours a week? Join us as a Derecho a Techo Coordinator!
Roles and Responsibilities include:
- Community outreach: door knocking, street flyering and phone calls.
- Help prepare for monthly Tenant Assemblies
- Create flyers and make copies
- Help prepare for coordinator meetings
- Work with our volunteer team to keep internal systems running smoothly
- Check in weekly with a mentor housing organizer to report back on you work progress, share challenges and your learning opportunities
- Spanish fluency
- Comfortable working independently
- Good communication skills
- Takes initiative
- Comfortable with computers, Google docs and email
- Detail oriented
- Social media silks
- Graphic Design skills
- Some project management experience
Preference is given to candidates who can commit a minimum of 5 hours a week (flexible scheduling) and women, people of color, LGBTQ, immigrants and local Bushwick residents are especially encouraged to apply.
This volunteer work is not paid. High school seniors are welcome to apply. College students may obtain credits for this work. This position can open doors to a person that is interested in starting a community organizing career, Derecho A Techo will provide recommendation letters and share information of other organizing trainings and housing justice work opportunity available in housing networks.
To apply, email us at info@maydayspace with “DaT Coordinator” and your name in the subject line along with a resume (if you have one) and a cover letter detailing why you want to work with Derecho a Techo.