Without volunteers, supporters and community partners, House Farm Workers! could not accomplish its mission. There are plenty of ways for you to get involved, and to help improve your community and the lives of your farm worker neighbors.

  • Join one of our city committees, which meet in Camarillo, Fillmore, Moorpark, Oxnard, Santa Paula and Ventura (see meeting times below).
  • Are you a high school or college student and want to get involved? Join our Young Advocates committee.
  • Encourage your elected officials to address the need for farm worker housing. Express your support and testify at planning commission, city council, and County Board of Supervisors meetings.
  • Arrange for a film presentation to your church or civic organization of “From Harvest to Home,” a 10-minute film that puts a human face on the issue.
  • Donate land, money or time to help build or rehabilitate a home.

 

Interested volunteers can reach us at info@housefarmworkers.org.

Farm Worker Housing City Committees

Camarillo

Meets the first Tuesday of the month,
every other month (odd-numbered months only)
from 8:30 to 10 a.m.

Contact info@housefarmworkers.org
for location.

Fillmore

Meets the fourth Monday of every month
from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at One Step a La Vez,
421 Sespe Ave., Fillmore.

Contact Susan Johnson at graciesue@dock.net.

Moorpark

Meets the second Thursday of every month
from 8 to 10 a.m.

Contact info@housefarmworkers.org
for location.

Oxnard

Meets the second Wednesday of every month
from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Tomas Cafe,
622 South A St.

Contact Gail Weller- Brown at gwellerb@gmail.com.

Santa Paula

Meets the third Thursday of every month
from 10 to 12 p.m.

Contact info@housefarmworkers.org
for location.

Ventura

Meets the fourth Tuesday of every month
from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Housing Authority of San Buenaventura 995 Riverside Street, Ventura.

Contact Karen Flock at kflock@hacityventura.org


Email us at info@housefarmworkers.org to confirm meeting dates and locations.


 

Current Job Opportunities

Program Assistant position

Position overview

Reporting directly to the Executive Director (ED), the program assistant will be responsible for administrative tasks supportive of various education and advocacy programs, fundraising, and event management. The position will be based in our Santa Paula office but will involve some commuting for meetings and outreach.

Position responsibilities include, but not limited to:

  • Provide support with city committee management including preparing notices and agendas and attending meetings when available
  • Assist with regularly posting on social media and preparing e-communications
  • Assist ED with management of various education and advocacy programs
  • Assist ED with fundraising and event management including some database management, donor acknowledgments, and annual event coordination

Position requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent preferred
  • Bilingual (English and Spanish) a plus
  • Able to work independently and with minimal direction
  • Strong written skills and experience with social media
  • Experience with office computer programs (Microsoft suite, Google applications)
  • Knowledge of farm worker and/or affordable housing issues or an interest to work on these issues
  • Ability to work effectively with people with diverse viewpoints
  • Experience with bookkeeping a plus but not required
  • Experience in database management preferred but not required
  • Experience with event management preferred but not required
  • Current valid driver’s license, working automobile and valid auto insurance required

Compensation

Up to 10 hours per week to start at $18 an hour.

To apply

The deadline to apply for this position is February 8, 2019. Those that qualify for an interview will be contacted. Email cover letter, resume, and contact information to Executive Director, Alondra Serna: info@housefarmworkers.org.

 

We are an equal opportunity employer. We seek applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, veteran status, or disability. We embrace equality of opportunity and treatment for all employees in all employment matters.