Do you want to work for housing justice in Wisconsin? Become a volunteer at TRC and you can personally help dozens of people every week with their rental housing problems!
The next TWO-DAY class will be on January 24 & 25. You will learn how to work directly with our clients to answer rental housing questions, and give them referrals and strategies they need to solve their rental housing problems. No legal background is required!
We'll tell you right away: This is some of the most challenging and rewarding volunteer work out there. You will be the primary contact someone has with TRC when they need real solutions for real problems. As a housing counselor, you will learn to guide them through difficult situations with clear information and practical action steps, promoting housing justice one person at a time.
You might explain the eviction process to a single mom, so she understands how to reply to a 5-day notice and avoid a court hearing, or you might help a college student with a sample letter for getting back their very first security deposit, or tell an elderly couple the steps they can take to get the landlord to fix their heat.
This work really makes a difference!
We provide extensive training and support, and no legal background is required. Many of our volunteers come to us having done a lot of social justice work, political activism, or other human services work -- maybe as professionals, or students, or "civilians" with community experience.
Requirements: In addition to attending both days of the TWO-DAY training, you must make a commitment to at least 3 hours/week for one year (or 4 hours/week for one school year). You will volunteer at our main office on Williamson Street, and the shifts are flexible during office hours: Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm.
Registration: For more information on the training itself, and to RSVP to volunteer, please visit the event page for the January Housing Counselor Training.
Questions? Ask Anders, our Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for your support!