JerseySTEM is an all volunteers grassroots non-profit agency dedicated to bridging the Innovation Gap, the Opportunity Gap and the Gender Gap in STEM education. We provide free of charge after-school, project-based, hands-on, team structures programs in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math to underserved students in New Jersey. Classes include: Robotics, Coding, Engineering, Life Sciences, etc. and are focused on kids grade 5-8. The programs last 10 weeks and are taught predominantly by volunteer college students that we recruit, train, transport and mentor as they donate 2 hours/week to the program.
The Photographer position is simple and extremely rewarding. We are looking for someone who has a love of photography and volunteering to help out by simply attending classes, talks, and events done by JerseySTEM and photograph them for marketing materials and communication efforts.
Essential Functions of the Volunteer Position
Photograph events as instructed. The events could be after school or on weekends. Additionally, it could require some travel (depending on where you are) as the events could be taking place in Newark, Chatham, Dover, or the surrounding area.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Must have own working camera and the knowledge to use it
- A basic understanding of photography principles and how to shoot usable photos
- Access to a computer/device where photos can be shared easily with those who need them in the organization
Weekly Time Commitment Required
Outside of attending the event and shooting some photos, the time commitment is largely non-existent. Depending on the number of events you attend per week, it could range anywhere from 1-5 hours and is completely contingent on what your schedule allows.