Join us as a Volunteer Canvasser

This application is closed as of Monday, August 3rd, 2020.


Volunteer Canvassers (VCs) will partner with Powderhorn Park Neighborhood Association (PPNA) to collect input from community members in a variety of ways. This will include door knocking residences, intercepts at bus stops, outreach at events, and tabling at area businesses and organizations. VCs will use a suite of surveys and questions provided by PPNA related to community safety, policing, equitable development, and housing justice.  Each VC will temporarily receive tools to administer all surveys and capture responses to other questions and general feedback from persons they engage. 


VCs will conduct insight collection independently and alongside another VC on varying occasions. All VCs will be asked to complete four separate instances of community input collection that last four hours each. VCs will attend at least one mandatory training session, outreach debrief meeting, and adhere to all collection methodology and engagement procedures established by PPNA. Although these are volunteer roles, each VC will receive $16.50 for each hour completed toward this work. Each VC has the opportunity to receive a total stipend of $264 for this support. 

 Desired Skills

  1. Extremely comfortable talking with people from various cultural and economic backgrounds.

  2. Experience using handheld computer devices for the purpose of inputting information.

  3. Capable of demonstrating respect for views and opinions that differ from your own.



Key Dates 

  • Monday, August 3rd – Deadline to submit VC application

  • Wednesday, August 5th – Determination notice sent to applicants regarding VC status

  • Saturday, August 15th– Mandatory in-person VC training session [10 am – 12 pm]. 

  • Saturday, November 21st – Mandatory online debrief meeting [10 am – 12 pm]

Connect . Inform . Inspire

Powderhorn Park
Neighborhood Association


(612) 722.4817   l

821 East 35th Street, Minneapolis, MN 55407

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