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 with a mission to offer economic opportunities to people experiencing homelessness in our community through a newspaper and other media that elevate voices and encourage debate on poverty and injustice. We publish a 16-page newspaper 26 times a year and have a current circulation of 12,000. 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 will be holding its annual Gala Fund Raiser in October 2014. We are looking for volunteers to staff a planning and implementation committee. While no previous experience is necessary, we are especially seeking persons with previous experience in event planning and implementation, PR and promotion.

The committee will meet on a regular basis throughout the year, most likely in the evenings after normal business hours. There may also be some weekend meetings. Generally meetings will be held at the organization's headquarters, located 1/2 block from the Metro Center metro station. Committee members will need to work successfully as part of a team, have

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

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.