**COVID-19 Update**: We will provide PPE to all volunteers who work with us on site. Our staff has instituted a rigorous sanitization schedule and are taking every precaution to keep all personnel safe. Questions regarding these new policies and procedures are welcome.
We are seeking volunteers who can commit to weekly volunteering during our business hours M-F, 9-4.
Are you a motivated and passionate individual looking to help end homelessness? We need you at Street Sense Media!
Street Sense Media is seeking Newspaper Distribution Volunteers to provide direct support to empower our newspaper vendors and artists, who are currently, or were formerly, experiencing homelessness. The support you would provide is distributing or selling them newspapers at wholesale- so they can take the public and sell the paper for a profit.
Distribute/sell newspapers to vendors
Alert paid-staff of any vendor needs or concerns
Retrieve vendor mail, donations, and messages as requested
Assist Editorial staff with content-related tasks as needed
Assist Administrative staff with other office projects as needed
Must be able to communicate clearly in English
Basic understanding of computers, word processing and email
Must have basic math and cash handling skills
Should be able to navigate office environment which includes walking down hallways and using an elevator or stairs
Should be able to lift and carry at least 20 pounds over 100 ft or use a dolly
Successful volunteers will need to be able to demonstrate patience and understanding when communicating people of diverse backgrounds, educational levels, and mental health.
To apply, please email email@example.com with your resume. Please include at least three references, your current availability, and anticipated start date.
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About Street Sense Media
1317 G Street NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20005, US
Street Sense Media uses a range of creative platforms to spotlight solutions to homelessness and empower people in need.
Street Sense Media creates content in print, film, theater, photography, audio, illustration and more, all for the purpose of providing economic opportunity for and elevating the voices of people experiencing homelessness. The content of our media center aims to challenge perceptions of homelessness and those it affects while creating common ground upon which we can build a stronger community.
Our innovative approach harnesses the abilities, aspirations and hard work of men and women experiencing homelessness. We have long known that while housing and economic opportunity are distributed unevenly, talent and creativity are distributed equally, without regard to income or housing status.
In addition to the economic opportunities provided by our newspaper vendor program, Street Sense Media provides case management services to help the men and women we work with navigate the often complex bureaucracies toward permanent housing, employment and physical and mental health care.
At Street Sense Media, we define ourselves through our work, talents and character, not through our housing situation.