What will you do?
In this volunteer program you will be helping Voluntario Global with your photography and video filming/editing skills. The main idea is to create new projects that enhance our work and the labor that our partner organizations do, for this you will be doing:
Working alongside a coordinator who will be there during your whole experience to assist you and guide you in the work activities you will be doing.
Visiting the projects that we work with, depending on their availability and current circumstances.
Creating content focused in photography and video.
Make interviews, translate, help with management of our YouTube channel.
Create material showing the volunteers work.
Explore what Buenos Aires offers and show sites of the city through your work.
What should you expect?
We are a small 4-people social organization and we do not have professionals in photography, that is why we mostly rely on the work of volunteers. It is very different to work in a context where most people don't speak English and there is no professional guidance, so that is why we mostly require an intermediate level of Spanish and proactivity from our volunteers (evaluating your work in other contexts does not really tell us anything about your proactivity).
Work in an independent environment where you’ll have the freedom to come up with your own ideas and be creative. Keep in mind that things may not work the way you want and nevertheless you should have an inventive spirit to find a way through this, no matter the circumstances the projects sometimes have.
Organizations are not perfect places. You have to always be open minded: understand the dynamics that imply working in vulnerable zones and with social communities.
Getting to know local communities, understand their culture, their language and their realities. This will enrich your critical thinking and your perspective.
What we expect from you?
We hope you are someone excited to work in a selfless way, willing to always help, no matter if this sometimes means things can change and you’ll have to readjust to new plans.
- You can apply for this program all year round.
- Communication’s volunteer program schedule varies weekly depending on the work activities. Regular working meetings are set for every Monday and Friday in the afternoons.
Location and first day at work
The Communications Team will coordinate and run their main tasks in the office located in San Telmo. Weekly tasks are organized in two meetings each week, one on Mondays and one on Fridays to discuss what volunteers will be doing during the week and to share ideas and proposals.
Spanish Level Required
It will be ideal if you have an advanced level of spanish in order to fully immerse yourself in the country and to be able to connect with the projects. We know this might not be everyone’s case so in order to visit the projects and conduct interviews; also to insert subtitles in videos we think you should have an intermediate level.
You should have knowledge of video editing programs and photography. Bring your own camera and computer for using video editing programs and work more comfortably.