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.

Contact Director of New Initiatives and Volunteers Rachael Buck to get involved!
(202) 347-2006 x 10

Posted by: Street Sense

Washington, DC, US

We are looking for volunteers to distribute our newspapers to Street Sense Vendors, so that they may sell them, save, and work their way off the streets. The volunteer will build relationships with our vendors and learn from their stories. This work is done in the Street Sense office at 1317 G Street, NW, in shifts of 9:00am - 1:00pm and 1:00pm - 5:00pm Monday-Friday.

Posted by: Street Sense

Washington, DC, US

Homelessly in Love, a documentary on how romantic relationships can thrive even in the most difficult living situations, is seeking a video editor.

In partnership with the Street Sense Media Center, we have spent three months shooting dozens of hours of film, and need your help to turn it into a visually appealing, crisp sounding and structured feature (estimated length: 30 minutes).

So if you have experience in sound editing or other post production work and are interested in our project, let's talk!

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