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Voter Registration Phonebaker



Full-Time & Part-time /Temporary Compensation: $18/ hr. Internet and phone stipend, health insurance, paid sick time, and HSA

Job Summary 

Michigan United is looking for phone bankers to participate in a civic engagement program focusing on registering Michigan citizens to register to vote. Phone bankers will be using their phones and computers to reach out to likely unregistered voters. 

Phone Bankers will need to demonstrate skills in active listening, creating moments of empathy, and the ability to engage in potentially difficult conversations about voting with people who may disagree without arguing. 

This position has a workweek that includes Saturday mornings and afternoons, and weekday afternoons and evenings. Phone Bankers are expected to work 5 days per week. Hours and workdays may fluctuate based on the political environment and progress towards goals. 

All canvassers are required to attend a training boot camp on Zoom. 


  • Ability to communicate effectively over the phone 

  • Attention to detail related to sharing and receiving information over the phone



  • Excellent listening and communication skills, such as the ability to ask multiple follow up questions and elicit stories. Empathetic and motivational in conversation. Comfortable sharing stories about your own experiences. 

  • Capacity to listen without judgment. Ability to find common ground with people who have different opinions. 

  • Strong commitment to social, racial, and economic justice, and passion for our issues. 

  • Serious about achieving qualitative and quantitative goals. APPLICATION DETAILS: 

  • Current Michigan United members and leaders will be prioritized. 

  • This position will remain open until filled. 

  • Submit resume and contact information of three references (at least two references must be work-related, one may be personal). 

  • Please submit all application materials to

  • Please put the name of the position you are applying for in the subject line. 


Michigan United is a statewide organization of community members and institutions fighting for economic and racial justice. We use the tools of community organizing, leadership training, advocacy, media work, and civic engagement to run strategic campaigns that win real change. We're committed to winning a better world for all of our communities, not just the privileged. 

We are the largest community organizing group in the state, with offices in Detroit, Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Flint. We represent 100 member community organizations. 

Michigan United organizes along with the following issue areas: immigrants’ rights, criminal justice reform, environmental justice, universal family care (including health, child care, elder care, and paid sick time), and civic engagement. We work to build the capacity of community members who are directly impacted by these issues to lead and win concrete reforms that will change their own lives and shift the balance of power in our state. 

Michigan United, along with Michigan People’s Campaign, our affiliated 501(c)(4), is serious about building long-term, political power with the aim of transforming our political and economic system into one that puts people and the planet first. Our main office is in Southwest Detroit, with additional offices in Kalamazoo, Grand Rapids, and Flint. As a racial and economic justice organization, we actively encourage individuals who are underrepresented on the basis of race, ethnicity, income, and sexual orientation, as well as those who share the life experiences of the members we serve, to apply. 

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