Become An Advocate

CEF Advocates work side by side with community members who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness and working towards goals of greater income, affordable housing, savings, and financial independence.  

APPLY TODAY TO BECOME AN ADVOCATE

Applications to become an Advocate are due Wednesday, January 15th for Chapel Hill and Friday, January 17, 2020 at 11:59 PM for Durham!

As a CEF Advocate, you’ll have the opportunity to work closely alongside one of our CEF Members on their goals: everything from financial coaching, connecting to resources, and building savings, to searching for right-sized housing and employment. Our Members set their own individualized goals, and Advocates support them in their journey. We are seeking volunteer Advocates who can commit to working with members over the long haul – before, during and well beyond their transitions out of housing and financial insecurity. This often looks like committing to weekly meetings for two or more years. Background knowledge is not a requirement because CEF provides initial and continued trainings.

As an Advocate, you will be required to:

1. Hold at least two consistent office hours each week (same day and time)

2. Attend three required trainings on the following dates:

       Durham: Saturday, February 1st 10am-4pm, Saturday, February 15th 10am-4pm, & Wednesday, March 4th 6pm-9pm

       Chapel Hill: Saturday, February 8th 10am-4pm & Saturday, February 22nd 10am-4pm, & Wednesday March 18th 6pm-9pm

3. Attend CEF In-Service Training sessions (which are continued skills trainings, offered on a variety of dates)

4. Commit to be a CEF Advocate for two years, at minimum.

Click here for the Chapel Hill Advocate Application!

We seek passionate and highly committed applicants for our 2-year Advocate program.

CEF-Chapel Hill Advocates are trained 2 times per year: during September/October and January/February. Community members and students are welcome to apply to become Advocates! Please contact our Chapel Hill Advocate Program Coordinator, Kristina Smith (kristinas@communityef.org) if you have questions.

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Click here for the Durham Advocate Application!

We seek passionate and highly committed applicants for our Advocate program.

CEF-Durham Advocates are trained 2 times per year: during September/October and January/February. Community members and students are welcome to apply to become Advocates! Please contact our Durham Advocate Program Coordinator, Jess McDonald (jessm@communityef.org) if you have questions.

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Also consider becoming a full-time, paid summer intern!

To Apply: Applications are accepted annually between November and January. See the “Join Our Team” page to get to know the available opportunities.

Feel free to reach out to Kristina Smith in Chapel Hill (kristinas@communityef.org) or Jess in Durham (jessm@communityef.org) with any questions about these processes.

CEF: Community Empowerment Fund

Chapel Hill: 919-200-0233 Durham: 919-797-9233

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