Communications Specialist

Are you passionate about telling powerful stories that drive positive change in our communities? Do you want to help end homelessness? Do you find technology and building partnerships exciting? 



Hope With Love, a 501c3 non-profit organization is seeking a passionate, dedicated communications specialist to join its team of talented volunteers to help advance HopeOneSource, our social impact technology helping safely connect vulnerable people and services with dignity, security, and ease.



A compassionate, friendly, and entrepreneurial minded person to use their skills in:

  Storytelling + Writing + Multimedia + Interpersonal Communication



As an AmeriCorps VISTA with HopeOneSource, you will help design and lead communications efforts that advance our mission of preventing and ending homelessness in Washington DC and beyond. You will work with HopeOneSource partners, clients, and volunteers to identify, collect, shape, and share the stories of community impact that our technology and our talented team are driving.


Your ability to capture stories and distill them into compelling communications (multimedia, press releases, newsletters, social media, etc.) will help shape how we engage the residents we serve, our partners, and the public as HopeOneSource grows in DC and beyond.



Remote work from home available with Google Voice, Zoom, Slack, and Salesforce. In-person training and site visit opportunities available, in accordance with current availability, needs, and safety regulations. Dual employment permissible.



Work closely with and learn from a team of passionate, driven volunteers that includes talented communications professionals and top technologists, while regularly engaging with local community service organizations. Expand your communications skill set with opportunities to develop written and multimedia content that will be shared with different audiences using a variety of platforms. Bi-weekly living allowance, Relocation allowance, End of service award, Non-competitive federal hiring eligibility, Professional Development, Child Care, among many other benefits. Learn more here.


ELIGIBILITY: Character references that you’re a compassionate, friendly, and entrepreneurial-minded person with a strong foundation of communications skills and the desire to pursue a career in communications.


ORGANIZATION: Since HopeOneSource, a nonprofit, all-volunteer-led effort launched in Washington, DC in fall 2015, the community has used this technology to support its efforts to prevent and end homelessness by increasing access to housing, career, and social services one text message at a time. As of May 2020, HopeOneSource has nearly 2,700 people registered that represents over 40% of the 6,521 residents in DC experiencing homelessness, according to a recent Department of Housing and Urban’s Development’s annual Point-in-Time count. Furthermore, nearly 500 service providers have benefited from our social impact technology that provides real-time, streamlined communications, data capture, and reporting.


HopeOneSource has proven itself as an essential resource in the fight against homelessness in the District, having helped many DC residents (like JudithVan, and Ramondia) access the critical resources they needed to end their homelessness—including housing, career, and social services. Read our recent case studies that show how HopeOneSource is enabling service providers to increase their impact — ultimately helping them save lives and end homelessness:


How HopeOneSource is Helping Organizations During the COVID-19 Pandemic  

DC Government uses HopeOneSource to Send Real-time Emergency and Safety Alerts


Join our passionate team to help scale our impact in DC and beyond. HopeOneSource has been recognized by federal and local government agencies as an “essential need” for connecting vulnerable people to services.


We remain committed to growing and advancing this technology for humanity, and we hope you’ll consider joining us on our journey to help our communities’ most vulnerable residents access the services they need to prevent and end their homelessness.



APPLY: Email resume to on or before June 20, 2020.