Help protect farmworkers and their families from COVID-19 in the workplace.


Location: Sacramento Valley and Central Valley

Position Start Date: Immediately or March 1, 2021 

Position End Date: July 31, 2021


California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation seeks two organized, self-starters with a demonstrated commitment to social justice to work with our team through July 31, 2021.  The Community Outreach Advocates will provide critical outreach and education to farmworkers throughout the Sacramento Valley and the Central Valley. Outreach will include information on protections against COVID-19 and relevant safety-net resources. This position is supervised by the Director of Litigation.


Responsibilities (include but are not limited to):

  • Conduct socially-distanced community outreach to agricultural workers in public areas adjacent to farmworker labor camps, and other areas frequented by farmworkers on information related to COVID-19.

    • Distribute outreach and educational materials produced by the state.

  • Organize and host two up-to-date virtual presentations on COVID-19 for community-based organizations also working in the farmworker community.

  • Track all outreach activities and events after each interaction using google forms, and other tracking software as needed.

  • Attend all grantor mandated trainings.

  • Maintain and create relationships with state, local, farmworker-serving, faith-based organizations and other local service providers



  • Demonstrated knowledge or interest in issues relating to low-wage or agricultural workers.

  • Background or outreach work experience with community-based organizations in rural California, especially those involved with farmworkers.

  • Able to engage people from all backgrounds and have both patience and sensitivity in listening to farmworkers’ stories.

  • Comfortable speaking in front of groups.

  • Working knowledge of online interactive platforms, including but not limited to: WhatsApp, Zoom, Google Meets, Facebook, texting platforms and email systems.



  • Fluency in Spanish or locally spoken indigenous language required.

  • 5+ years of community outreach, organizing, or equivalent experience required.

  • Ability to lift, move, and carry up to 50 pounds.


Temporary COVID-19 Remote Work:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, CRLAF team members are primarily working remotely and under detailed health and safety protocols to minimize risk of exposure. Though reopening our local offices is an evolving plan, we anticipate remaining mostly remote throughout much of 2021. All employees are expected to be available to travel to CRLAF offices and service locations as needed and in compliance with public health advisories.



This is a temporary hourly position set to begin immediately and will end on July 31, 2021. Compensation is based on a public interest salary scale.


Application Information: 

Please email resume and cover letter to Verónica Meléndez at For questions, please call (279) 222-4186. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


Equal Opportunity Employer:

California Rural Legal Assistance Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We believe everyone has something important to contribute. Respecting individual differences is an integral part of our culture and we endeavor to make our differences work for us to achieve our mission.



Sacramento 916-446-7904

Fresno         559-486-6278

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Sacramento, CA 95816

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