Volunteer because – We couldn’t do it without you

Interested in building people’s power and fighting for housing and immigrant rights?

Become a Causa Justa :: Just Cause (CJJC) volunteer

Join our team today! Contact our volunteer cordinator, Eleanor at 510.763.5877 ext. 321 or email her at Eleanor@cjjc.org for more information.

We love our volunteers! Here’s what some of our volunteers have to say.

Are you looking for ways to get more involved with Causa Justa::Just Cause?

CJJC has many different volunteer opportunities.

Volunteers 2016_7021

Volunteers on one of our mailings

We look for dedicated volunteers who really want to work on a grassroots level and want to commit to a regular shift for the following roles (read below).


Tenant Rights Clinic Reception (Oakland) 
Reception volunteers get a special training and then the work involves answering the phone, talking to tenants in distress, setting up appointments with the housing counselors, and referring people to resources. We ask for a minimum 3-6 month time commitment.

Office Support (Oakland & San Francisco) 
We would love a few hours of your time for general office tasks that keep our organizing going smoothly, like data entry, mailings, campaign research, media tracking, computer support, etc.

Justice Cab (Oakland & San Francisco) 
Justice Cab is a team of volunteers who provide rides to meetings once a month (or more) for our members in Oakland.  Rides are most often needed weekday evenings and Saturdays.

The Movement Fund (Oakland) 
Share your passion for housing & immigrant justice, strengthen your grassroots fundraising skills and help build the resources our organizing work in the process by joining the Fund Team!

Childcare (Oakland and San Francisco) We rely on volunteer support to offer free childcare at our member events! We ask that our childcare volunteers also attend an orientation with the Bay Area Childcare Collective.

Got other skills to share?  Let us know.

 If you have a talent, passion, specialized skill, experience, or training, talk to us! We’ll figure out how your skills can support our organizing work.



I’ve been volunteering 2 ½ years. I’ve met a lot of people here fighting for the same things. That keeps me coming back. I want to be of service — to help tenants. —Momi Palapaz

At CJJC volunteers actively participate in CJJC’s work and help build our organization in a variety of ways, such as:

• Working reception for the Tenants’ Rights Clinic
• Making signs for actions
• Providing rides and childcare for member meetings
• Helping with fundraising and member mailings
• Providing Spanish translation for meetings/events
• Doing data entry and other administrative work
• Logistical support for meetings and events
• Campaign research and media tracking
• Written translation (English to Spanish)
• Outreach in the neighborhoods we organize



CJJC volunteers help our offices run more smoothly, support our members to bring their leadership to the organization and increase our capacity to wage effective campaigns. We offer study groups and other learning opportunities for our volunteers.


Volunteer Susan Bassein has been with us since 2012.

Volunteers Say…..

“As an Oakland native and person of color, volunteering with CJJC is a way for me to fight for the Oakland where I grew up–the Oakland that was shaped by the political vision and social scenes of working class people of color.  I don’t do this kind of social change work in my 9-5 job. Volunteering with CJJC helps me to stay connected to and inspired by economic justice work!”

“I volunteer with CJJC because I believe in grassroots movements for justice. CJJC sees and treats housing as a right and supports our communities to realize that right.  Power to the people!”

“I like volunteering with CJJC because they are good folks, and there is always something to do. I always leave feeling like I contributed in some way for the struggle for housing and immigrant rights.  Being a West Oakland resident, it’s one of the ways I give back to my community – and it’s really inspiring to be part of a movement where different organizations are coming together and fighting the same fight.”
—Alia G

“I volunteer with Causa Justa :: Just Cause because I want to support people in their collective struggles. I also want to spread the word about this style of organizing, about the amazing work that is done here. We need those examples!”

Join our team today! Contact Eleanor at 510.763.5877 ext. 302 or email her at Eleanor@cjjc.org for more information.

Esta página aparecerá en Español muy pronto. ¡Gracias por su paciencia!
This page will soon appear in Spanish.  Thanks for your patience!