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Other Volunteer Opportunities

Hotline Counselor: MTO’s Tenant Rights Hotline receives 10,000 calls annually from people seeking information about their rights as tenants. The Hotline is staffed by trained volunteers versed in tenant-landlord issues, able to provide clarification on the law, and make referrals when needed. We provide the training, and staff is always available to back you up. Hours can be flexible.

Contact Regina at 773-292-4980 X223, or regina@tenants-rights.org for information  ______________________________________________________________________________________

Community Organizer:  MTO offers an opportunity for volunteers to work with our community organizers. Our goal is to involve renters in community activities and social justice campaigns, to improve the quality of life for everyone.  As a Community Organizer Volunteer you will meet with tenants about issues in their building and develop commonalities to work for change. You will assist in developing programs and events. Training and mentoring is provided for this position, which will afford the volunteer hands-on experience in the field of community organizing.  We are seeking individuals who are outgoing and are effective communicators. This requires a commitment of 10 hours of more a month.

  • Build relationships with community members and property management
  • Facilitate and plan community outreach events according to set guidelines
  • This position may require supervising activities with tenants and other organizers
  • Canvassing
  • Administering surveys

Contact tdrake@tenants-rights.org for information.

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Receptionist/Administrative – MTO needs volunteers for administrative duties.  Primary activity would include answering our main phone line and directing calls to the appropriate staff member, or taking messages for them.  Ideal position for senior citizen. Hours and days are flexible (Monday-Friday, between 9 and 5).

Contact tdrake@tenants-rights.org for more information.

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Healthy Homes Volunteer – MTO is working on an exciting local advocacy campaign to address the issues of home-based health hazards, through a pro-active inspection process, advocating for legislative action we call the Chicago Health Homes Inspection Program.  We need volunteers to make calls to aldermen and residents in the city, help with campaign out-reach and organize and create campaign materials, and other duties that may arise.  Hour are flexible, but a two month commitment is required.

Contact sheilas@tenants-rights.org for more information