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Vendor Services Volunteer

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Street Sense Media
|
Washington, DC

Street Sense Media


New
|
Published 4 months ago

Recurring
Weekdays
A few hours per week

**COVID-19 Update**: We will provide PPE to all volunteers during the hours in which they are on site. Our staff has instituted a rigorous sanitization schedule and are taking every precaution to uphold the safety of all personnel. Questions about these new policies and procedures are welcome.


Are you concerned about the state of homelessness in DC? Are you a hard-working and passionate individual looking to make a difference? We need you at Street Sense!

Street Sense is seeking motivated volunteers to assist with vendor app payments. Our new mobile app allows customers to pay vendors when they don't have cash on hand. The vendors then come back to our office to retrieve the funds they've earned on the app.

We have an immediate and ongoing need for volunteers to help staff our office. Due to the relational quality of this position we request long term volunteers for 6-12+ months; however, we are accepting short-term commitments at this time.

We are a non-profit offering economic opportunities to people experiencing homelessness by publishing a 16-page biweekly newspaper that elevates voices and encourages debate on poverty and injustice. Our newspaper vendors, persons currently or formerly homeless, sell the newspaper and keep 100% of the profit.

Vendor services volunteers are the backbone of our organization and have daily interaction with individuals experiencing homelessness. By volunteering, you will learn personal stories of homeless struggles, provide a necessary service for our vendors, and play a major role in supporting Street Sense's mission to end chronic homelessness in DC.

VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Pay cash earnings 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:

This position works directly with our vendors, many of whom are people currently or formerly experiencing homelessness and/or poverty. Successful volunteers will need to be able to demonstrate patience and understanding when dealing with 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.


For more info, please visit us on the web at www.streetsensemedia.org.

**COVID-19 Update**: We will provide PPE to all volunteers during the hours in which they are on site. Our staff has instituted a rigorous sanitization schedule and are taking every precaution to uphold the safety of all personnel. Questions…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Training Provided

Location

1317 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005

How to Apply

Please email raven@streetsensemedia.org with your availability, including your anticipated start date--thank you!

Please email raven@streetsensemedia.org with your availability, including your anticipated start date--thank you!

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