Photos of paper sales volunteers by Tyler Harchelroad

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Street Sense! As a community-based organization, we reserve many important functions for people like you who want to make a difference in the world around us.

Posted by: Street Sense

Washington, DC, US

Street Sense Brand New Drop in Center will be a rejuvenating safe place out of the elements for our vendors and creators.

Our Mission:

Street Sense has been changing the story of homelessness in our community since 2003. We offer economic opportunities to people experiencing homelessness through media that elevates voices and encourages debate on poverty and injustice. Our innovative approach harness the talents, aspirations and hard work of men and women who are homeless. At Street Sense, we define ourselves through our work, talents and character, not through our housing situation.


1) Supervise= Make sure the center is a safe place where people treat each other fairly; Make sure vendors follow the rules of the center, help them solve problems and stop any harmful behavior.

2) Manage the center day to day and make sure all tasks are done to keep the center running smoothly.

Volunteers would be:

1) Able to commit to one (or more) weekly shift Monday-Friday 1:30pm-5pm

2) Mature & compassionate individuals who are able to verbally deescalate situations that may arise as they oversee the Drop in Center Room.

3) A great team player who would like to take part

Posted by: Street Sense

Washington, DC, US

Vendor Service volunteers will help homeless individuals work their way out of poverty by distributing social justice newspapers to them at our office.

Our vendors then sell Street Sense Newspapers for a profit to community members. This position involves building relationships with our vendors and ensuring that if they need any type of social services that we connect them to those services.

This work would be done in the Street Sense office in shifts from 9am-1pm or 1pm-5pm Monday to Friday. It's a chance to not only learn about the issues facing those less fortunate in our community, but to be a highly effective change maker!