Video Production Volunteer(s) Needed for a special project!


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Fri Nov 04, 2016 - Fri Feb 10, 2017


7040 NE 47th AvePortland, OR 97218


Video Production Volunteer

20 hours/week (flexible)

November through February '16-’17

The Organization:

The Columbia Slough Watershed Council is a community based 501(c) (3) non-profit located in northeast Portland. Made up of a diverse group of neighbors, property owners, businesses, environmental groups, recreation advocates, and government agencies, our mission is "To foster action to protect, enhance, restore and revitalize the Slough and its Watershed." Through stewardship, education, recreation activities and active problem solving, the Council is committed to action to preserve protect and enhance the watershed. The Council recognizes that human and ecological diversity are fundamental strengths of our community and is committed to being an inclusive, anti-racist organization that reflects and meets the needs of our community in makeup, priorities, operations, and programs.

Visit for information about the Columbia Slough Watershed Council.

Position Summary:

The Columbia Slough Watershed Council is seeking a Video Production Volunteer to help film, edit and produce our annual awards videos and/or special appeal video. Each year the most outstanding accomplishments are recognized at the Columbia Slough Watershed Council’s Annual Slough Celebration. The Celebration recognizes individuals, groups, organizations and projects that have made extraordinary contributions to protect, enhance, restore, and revitalize the Columbia Slough and its watershed through leadership and achievement awards. Each award is recognized with a humorous video describing the award winner’s efforts. For a look at what has been done in the past, check out our videos from last year. The Video Production Volunteer will be responsible for filming, editing and ensuring the final production of the award videos in a timely manner. We’ll provide the acting talent, scriptwriting, and administrative support. There may be an opportunity to assist with script writing depending on the volunteer’s skill set and interest.

In addition, the Council also produces a short 3-minute video that highlights one or more accomplishments made over the last year. This is an additional project that the Video Production Volunteer will have the option to pursue depending on interest and/or availability.

Project 1: Video Filming

Early November - December: Scriptwriting and filming of award videos.

Approximately 40 hours, filming days semi-flexible.

Project 2: Video editing

January: Editing of award videos. Optional opportunity to assist with a Special Appeal video project (TBD)

Both projects completed by February 3rd, 2016.

Approximately 20-40 hours, schedule flexible.

Project 3: Other video production

Month to month. We have a number of small video production projects that we’d like an individual or group to take on. Contact us for more details!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide direction on how to achieve the most effective shots of each scene in order show a logical story line.

  • Responsible for filming and providing direction (with the help of the director) to actors as needed.

  • Responsible for editing and ensuring the final production of three 2-minute videos

  • Assist with scriptwriting as expertise and interest allow.


  • Strong communication skills (verbal).

  • Experience with amateur or professional filming.

  • Access to camera and equipment needed for filming.

  • Able to listen and communicate effectively with community members of diverse backgrounds.

  • Dependable and punctual.

  • Self-directed and willing to take initiative.

  • Currently seeking volunteers at least 16 years of age.

Volunteer Benefits:

  • Portfolio building opportunities

  • Gain familiarity with the workings of a successful watershed council and small non-profit organization

  • Community connection building opportunities

  • Be a part of enhancing the Columbia Slough Watershed

  • Personal recognition of video production contributions and two complimentary tickets for the Slough Celebration Gala event on February 10, 2017

Interested? Visit our volunteer opportunities page:

OR send summary of experience or resume and a brief cover* letter to: or learn more by calling 503-281-1132

*In your cover letter, please specify what equipment and software you have available and what you would need access to.


  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Online Flash/Video Production
  • Video Production

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • A total of approximately 40 hours

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