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 Sunday, September 20th at 5pm for both Durham and Chapel Hill!

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, in person office hours each week (same day and time)

2. Attend required trainings on the following Saturdays via Zoom from 10am-12:30pm:

October 3rd, October 10th, October 17th, October 24th, October 31st 

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.

CEF is currently accepting applications for the Fall 2020 season! Look below to find the applications for both geographies!

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, Leah Whitehead (leahw@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 Leah in Durham (leahw@communityef.org) with any questions about these processes.

Fill Out the CEF Advocate Interest Listserv Form

CEF: Community Empowerment Fund

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

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