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Street Sense Media

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**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.

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • 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

VOLUNTEER QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 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

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

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 raven@streetsensemedia.org with your resume. Please include at least three references, your current availability, and anticipated start date.

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About Street Sense Media

Location:

1317 G Street NW, WASHINGTON, DC 20005, US

Mission Statement

Street Sense Media uses a range of creative platforms to spotlight solutions to homelessness and empower people in need.

Description

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.

Advocacy & Human Rights
Employment
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1317 G St. NWWashington, DC 20005

(38.89867,-77.03045)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Multi-Tasking

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 21
  • 4 hours weekly and/or On Call

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