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Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep

  • 64 people are interested

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer member for Now I Lay Me Down to Sleep.


You will find fulfillment by lending your talent to a parent suffering the loss of a baby. This service turns a hidden pain into a beautiful portrait; one that brings healing to a family, awareness to a community, and a sense of honor to you. A parent can forever see their baby because you shared your gift of photography and/or retouching.

NILMDTS is looking for volunteer photographers and digital retouch artists around the world to help support the demand families have for our services. Our volunteer photographers and digital retouch artists provide parents who are suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture.

Please visit nowilaymedowntosleep.org/volunteer for more information.

PERCEPTION: I'm too emotional.

REALITY: You will find that the desire to capture the family’s love outweighs the fear you may have before taking your first session. Your camera acts as a filter and our volunteers say they go into "photographer mode" to capture the perfect shots. Even though this is emotional, remember, you are gifting families their most prized possession on the hardest day of their lives.

PERCEPTION: I won’t know what to do or say.

REALITY: With the compassion and strength you have, along with the training we provide, you will be fully prepared to provide the priceless gift time and time again without hesitation about what you will do or say.

PERCEPTION: I’m too busy. I can’t commit the time.

REALITY: We work with you to determine your availability. Depending on your location and the number of requests, you will be asked to sign up on the calendar between one to four times a month. We are flexible with our volunteers with their family, work and personal schedules.

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About Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep


HEADQUARTERS, 7853 E. Arapahoe Court, Suite 2150, Centennial, CO 80112, US

Mission Statement

To introduce remembrance photography to parents suffering the loss of a baby with a free gift of professional portraiture.


'Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep' (NILMDTS) is a nonprofit 501(c) (3) organization. All proceeds go directly into the operation of this organization to help parents who are experiencing an early infant loss.

NILMDTS offers the gift of healing, hope and honor to parents experiencing the death of a baby through the overwhelming power of remembrance portraits. Professional-level photographers volunteer their time to conduct an intimate portrait session, capturing the only moments parents spend with their babies. Parents are gifted with delicately retouched heirloom black and white portraits free of charge.

These priceless images serve as an important step in the healing recovery for bereaved families. NILMDTS remembrance photography validates the existence and presence of these precious babies by honoring their legacy.

NILMDTS recruits, trains, and mobilizes professional quality photographers around the world. Through NILMDTS, medical personnel are given a meaningful option to offer bereaved parents by creating remembrance portraiture for their babies.

Through further engagement in the organization, such as the NILMDTS Remembrance Walk and online support, families become a part of a compassionate and supportive community. Parents gain a sense of inclusiveness, alleviating the alienation and perception of being alone in their pregnancy or infant loss journey.
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We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Photography
  • Visual Arts
  • Exhibition Arts
  • Graphic Design / Print
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Graphic Design




  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Training is online in the form of videos and text that can be completed in one 3 hour go or in 5-10 minute increments in your own time. The time commitment once an active volunteer is up to you. We only expect clear communication when unavailable.
  • An application is required to demonstrate technical skill and lighting for photographers. Info here: www.nowilaymedowntosleep.org/volunteer/roles/photographers/apply/ Sample images are provided for retouching application.

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