Community Advocate

Create public awareness for a good cause.

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Salary Range
$19,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Community Advocates do?

Advocates passionately argue their point against the heat of governmental oppression and in the face of apathy. Community Advocates use that same passion to inform citizens about environmental, animal, and human conditions in an effort to motivate them into action.

As a Community Advocate, you typically lobby for special interest groups. That means you’re the liaison between organizations and the public. Such groups might include environmentalists working to save a specific species of tree, Animal Rights Activists who abhor euthanasia, or human interest groups fighting to change labor laws.

Few jobs allow you to show your team spirit like that of Community Advocate. After all, it’s rewarding to fight for what you feel is right. And that fight can take on a lot of different faces.

For example, you might meet with a Newspaper Reporter to share facts about water pollution in the city’s river. Or, you might put together a rally that brings attention to the special needs of a native plant species.

Your goal is to inform the public about your cause. That might be done one citizen at a time, through phone calls and mailings, or en masse at community gatherings. This job allows you to flex your creativity muscles as you find ways to raise money, get people involved, motivate action, and build awareness.


Should I be a Community Advocate?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Community Aide, Community Development Aide, Community Development Worker, Community Organization Aide See More

    How to become a Community Advocate

    Most Community Advocates have a Master's degree or a Bachelor's degree. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:ipk9ja&chl=no+college+%2826%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29|associate%27s+%288%25%29|bachelor%27s+%2847%25%29|master%27s+%287%25%29|&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,26,47
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