Fundraising Canvasser (Brooklyn)

Location: Brooklyn, NY

Employer: DVCanvass

Fundraising Job Summary

The DVCanvass Full-Time Canvasser is primarily responsible for door to door fundraising on behalf of DVCanvass non-profit clients. DVCanvass canvassers work as part of a dynamic team dedicated to building funding and grassroots power for non-profits fighting for a wide variety of worthy causes. DVCanvass canvass offices are inclusive workspaces, with a strong culture of feedback, and a growth mindset, celebrating diversity and nurturing difference. A full time DVCanvass canvasser works up to five shifts weekly.

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  • Door to door canvassing on designated turf, as defined by Team Leader or Senior City Coordinator
  • Signing up of monthly donors to donate to accredited charity or non-profit organizations, via Credit/Debit Card, or Electronic Funds Transfer.
  • The daily (five days a week) working of a full door shift (6 hours)
  • Punctual and reliable attendance
  • Friendly, positive, professional interactions with the public as an ambassador for both DVCanvass and the contracted non-profit
  • Accurate representation of non-profit’s program work, mandate, financial information, and membership details
  • Engagement of new prospective donors, past supporters, and current supporters
  • The safe keeping of DVCanvass property (tablets, uniforms), and donor information in line with PCI DSS compliance
  • Attendance of appropriate trainings as needed
  • Inclusive, team oriented, and supportive interactions with other DVCanvass employees
  • Mutual support and encouragement of other  DVCanvass canvassers
  • Attendance in and engagement with professional development opportunities
  • Occasional domestic travel to support other  DVCanvass offices
  • Maintenance of clean and tidy DVCanvass offices and vehicles


  • Must be able to assist prospective donors in the accurate completion of the membership form on tablet
  • Must be able to effectively communicate around fundraising language
  • Must be able to navigate daily door to door map
  • Strong communication skills
  • Demonstrably positive attitude
  • Strong team player
  • The ability to maintain an inclusive workspace and abide by DVCanvass non-harassment policy
  • Persuasive fundraising skills
  • 1 year of fundraising or equivalent sales experience
  • 1 year of previous door to door experience
  • Proficiency with Membership Drive
  • Proficiency with a tablet
  • Success as a Full-Time Canvasser will be measured primarily by
    • How many sponsors per hour a canvasser can sign up
    • Reliable and timely attendance of shifts
    • Positive impact on the outlook, motivation level, and fundraising output of team

Pay and Benefits

  • $15 an hour for the first 30 days
  • $16 after 30 days
  • After each 200 children sponsored, canvassers will receive a $.50 raise
  • $12 bonus for every sponsored child
  • A competitive benefits package on the 1st of the month after 60th day of employment, including medical, dental, vision, 401k, and paid sick and vacation time­­­­

About DVCanvass

DVCanvss is different. We aren't just looking to acquire donors; we are looking to place them happily with nonprofits to which they will give for the long term.

At DVCanvass, we don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, and our community. 
DVCanvass is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: DVCanvass is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at DVCanvass are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. DVCanvass will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.
If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact us at or you may call us at 609.647.1361.

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