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Volunteer Needed to Work with Special Needs Student for Pablove Shutterbugs in NOLA

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The Pablove Foundation

We are looking for volunteers who have experience working with kids with special needs to help us teach the art of photography to children and teens living with cancer!

The mission of The Pablove Foundation is to fund pediatric cancer research and advances in treatment, educate and empower cancer families, and improve the quality of life for children living with cancer through hospital play, music and arts programs.

Pablove Shutterbugs, a program of The Pablove Foundation, teaches children living with cancer to develop their creative voice through the art of photography. In an educational setting, the five-week program instructs children to tell their story through photographs using perspective, light, composition, and technique. Our Shutterbugs are taught basic principles of photography while learning on digital point-and-shoot cameras provided by Pablove. The cameras are theirs to keep at the end of the course.

Specialized volunteers should commit to all five classes during the Spring session (classes are held on Saturdays from 9:30am-12:30pm - March 29, April 5, April 12, April 26, and May 3). Your total time commitment will be approximately 15-20 hours.

You will be supervised and trained by a lead Teaching Artist. Previous experience with children, in arts education, or bilingual skills a plus. All volunteers will undergo a background check. This is open to all ages/backgrounds, but is a great opportunity for students looking to fulfill service hours or gain hands-on experience in a classroom environment!

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About The Pablove Foundation


6607 W. Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028, US

Mission Statement

The Pablove Foundation addresses childhood cancer through a unique art + science approach. Our mission is to improve the lives of children living with cancer through the arts and invest in underfunded, cutting-edge pediatric cancer research. Pablove Shutterbugs, our signature photography program for kids 6-18 living with cancer, has served nearly 1,500 students in eight cities across the country, and we’ve provided $2.8 million in seed funding for daring pediatric cancer researchers on the leading edge of their fields worldwide.


Pablove's story began in 2008, when Pablo Thrailkill Castelaz was diagnosed with bilateral Wilms Tumor, a rare form of childhood cancer. After 13 months of treatment, Pablo passed away just six days after his sixth birthday. The whole extended community affected by his diagnosis - friends, teachers, classmates and neighbors - wrapped its collective arms around him and his family. Their love inspired the start of The Pablove Foundation, and we've been fighting childhood cancer with love ever since.

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