Photos of paper sales volunteers by Tyler Harchelroad
credit: 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 is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2003 with a mission to offer economic opportunities to people experiencing homelessness in our community through a newspaper that elevates voices and encourages debate on poverty and injustice. We publish a 16-page newspaper 26 times a year and have a current circulation of 13,000. The paper is distributed by our vendors, persons currently or formerly homeless, who keep 100% of the profit from sale of the paper.

We are developing a digital marketing and blog writing workshop for our vendors, with the goal of doubling participants income by training our talented writers to work in the digital world as an independent contractor - just as they do selling the newspaper. The first class is already underway and meets weekly. We have an immediate need for 1-2 volunteers to:

Search for available freelance jobs participants may obtain Create profiles for the class and its participants on jobs sites such as Elance, Odesk, etc Arrange for professionals in the field to be guest speakers in the class Possibly contribute to editing and feedback on class work

All of this can be done remotely and on your own

Posted by: Street Sense

Washington, DC, US

Street Sense is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2003 with a mission to offer economic opportunities to people experiencing homelessness in our community through a newspaper that elevates voices and encourages debate on poverty and injustice. We publish a 16-page newspaper 26 times a year and have a current circulation of 13,000. The paper is distributed by our vendors, persons currently or formerly homeless, who keep 100% of the profit from sale of the paper.

Social Media Responsibilities

Manage LinkedIn, Pinterest, Foursquare and Youtube Build and maintain relationships with supporters on social media Contribute to social media/electronic newsletter content Assist with maintaining an editorial calendar Assist with updating the website with editorial content established in the newspaper Assist with creating online campaigns and contests on social media related to homelessness

The Social Media volunteer will work directly with the Marketing and Communications Director to promote our newspaper as well as our programs.

Posted by: Street Sense

Washington, DC, US

Street Sense is a 501(c)3 organization founded in 2003 with a mission to offer economic opportunities to people experiencing homelessness in our community through a newspaper that elevates voices and encourages debate on poverty and injustice. We publish a 16-page newspaper 26 times a year and have a current circulation of 13,000. The paper is distributed by our vendors, persons currently or formerly homeless, who keep 100% of the profit from sale of the paper.

Visit us on the web at www.streetsense.org.

Street Sense is planning to host an ongoing series of public forums aimed at stimulating dialogue between policy makers and the public on issues related to homelessness. We are currently recruiting volunteers to staff a planning and implementation committee. Duties will include but are not limited to reserving event space, selecting speakers and moderators, and promoting the forums. While no previous experience is necessary, we are especially seeking persons with previous experience in event planning and implementation, public education campaigns, marketing and promotion.

The committee will meet on a regular basis throughout the year, most likely in the evenings after normal business hours. Generally meetings will be