Street Team Activist

  • New York, NY
  • Part Time to Full Time
  • UP Fundraising
  • Entry Level

UP Fundraising is recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in North America by Inc. 5000 Magazine in 2019!

Now Hiring Charity Ambassadors – No Experience Required

Do you believe in community level change?  Change makers – apply here.

About Us

UP Fundraising is now accepting applications for full-time, part-time, and internships available in New York City (Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Manhattan).

At UP Fundraising we are committed to providing diverse, inclusive, and equitable career opportunities, pay, benefits, and access to training for our team members.  We strive to provide an environment that reflects our commitment to our nonprofit clients as well as our commitment to the professional development of our staff.     

We have raised millions of dollars in the U.S. and Canada to support the direct impact of the mission-related work of our nonprofit clients at home and around the world. We seek change makers to join us in this noble endeavor.

“…Great culture, amazing team and people you work with, the compensation is so worth it…” -Glassdoor Employee Review, 2021

Employment and Intern Opportunities

If you are considering a career with charitable impact for domestic and international causes, look no further.  This position will provide the opportunity for team members to work on behalf of children, animals, social justice, education, and environmental issues as these critical areas of impact are all relevant in the fight against injustice in our homes, our communities, and our world.

The position will require team members to work in small groups to carry out community engagement projects – also known as street fundraising, or canvassing – in search of financial support for these worthy causes.  This position will be best suited for someone that recognizes themselves as a fundraiser, an advocate and/or an awareness builder.  Most of the work is outdoors in the community in a team setting.

Those with previous experience in grassroots fundraising, canvassing, petitioning, training or team leading positions will be given additional consideration in the hiring process and may be available for leadership, training or other advanced positions and compensation.  Please share details regarding relevant prior experience when you apply.

About You

As a fundraiser, you will engage and inspire people at a community level to support causes here at home and around the world.

An effective Fundraiser will be an excellent communicator, professional, outgoing and a sports-minded team player.  An effective Fundraiser will be adept at reading social cues, body language and will be an active listener.

You will be comfortable engaging with members of the public and have the ability to effectively communicate the plight of others in a way that moves members of the public to action.  A genuine and ethical person who cares deeply about the issues that impact the world around them is an ideal candidate. 

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Starting base pay $21/hour for Fundraisers
  • Starting pay for those with experience is $22-$27/hour
  • Performance bonuses in addition to base pay
  • Comprehensive paid training (no experience required)
  • Ongoing career coaching and support
  • Merit based career advancement
  • Excellent health and fringe benefits
  • Regular employee feedback loops and employee wellness checks


UP Fundraising is recognized as one of the fastest-growing companies in North America by Inc. 5000 Magazine in 2019!

UP Fundraising is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE).

UP Fundraising is a member of the Professional Face-to-face Fundraising Association.

Apply now and start working right away!

At UP Fundraising our motto is 'Make it Happen'. We strive to have a 'Make it Happen' attitude in everything we do. We are committed. We are diverse. We are inclusive. We value each and every individual on our team, and provide a rewarding career full of personal growth and development opportunities. Join our team today - and together we will 'Make it Happen!'

"At UP Fundraising we are committed to fostering an inclusive and accessible environment. We are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects the diversity of the community in which we live, including those with disabilities. We are committed to providing accommodations throughout the hiring process. Please let us know in advance if you require any accommodations."

"As a member of the Professional Face-to-Face Fundraising Association (PFFA), our organization adheres to the PFFA Code of Conduct and all requirements stated therein. We commit to the ethical, effective, and sustainable practice of face-to-face fundraising, as well as equitable, diverse and inclusive hiring, training and workplace support practices for our staff, contractors and agency relationships. Further, we confirm that all positions, regardless of status, are paid positions and are not offered on a volunteer basis.”

This job is also known as "Fundraiser" or "Canvasser" or "Charity Fundraiser" or "Fundraising Ambassador"

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