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Photography Volunteer at a Peruvian NGO

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ORGANIZATION: Otra Cosa Network

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Otra Cosa Network

If you want to combine photography with adventure and supporting of a charity, this is the perfect position for you.

We are looking for an experienced photographer and videographer to capture the work we do in our different projects and partner projects. We want a range of different photos and videos representing our work and contributions to the local community, as well as the volunteering experience. In this role, you will work closely with the Marketing Team, under the guidance of the Marketing Manager and Safeguarding Lead.

This role does not require many working hours, so it would be undertaken in conjunction with another part time-role, for example, Marketing Volunteer, Fundraising Volunteer, or Multi-Project Volunteer, depending on your preference.

For students, all volunteer positions are available as internships, which is ideal for students looking to complete a year in industry/placement abroad. In this case, you will receive an extra level of mentorship and all appropriate communication with your academic institution to ensure compliance with internship placement requirements.


Responsibilities:

  • Edit photos and videos
  • Assist the marketing team in creating promotional and recruitment materials.
  • Situations/ places you would be taking photos and videos:
  • In all of our different ongoing projects
  • In all of our partner projects
  • Volunteer activities and trips
  • Fundraising events
  • Volunteer house and office
  • Various destinations in Huanchaco and Peru

Requirements:
  • Age 18+ on arrival
  • Current background check from your home country.
  • Some Spanish ability helpful but not required*
  • Photography skills
  • Videography skills
  • Photo and video editing abilities
  • Able to bring own equipment

*If you want to improve your Spanish, we can arrange Spanish classes for you in advance (by Skype) or during your stay.

Time commitment:
Placements can last a minimum of 2 weeks, giving you the flexibility to choose between a short placement or summer internship with us, or even a full semester or year/academic year. This makes our opportunities ideal for students looking to gain professional experience during a year in industry or language-based placement abroad.

Long-term volunteers are preferred, so you have a chance to really get to know the community and get comfortable in your role.

Generally, 15 hours per week, Mon-Fri. However, we encourage you to top up your hours to 20-25 per week by combining the role with another part-time position.


What you can expect from us:
  • Personal pick-up upon arriving and walking tour through Huanchaco
  • Help with organising accommodation for your time in Huanchaco
  • A thorough introduction to the organization
  • Certified training in First Aid and Child Safeguarding.
  • 2 days holiday per month
  • 24/7 emergency support
  • Organized activities (barbeques, game nights, volunteer lunch etc.)
  • Certificate of completion detailing your role, the project(s) you participated in and the dates you volunteered in.
A typical day in the role:
There will be a lot of variety in this role, as some days you may be accompanying other volunteers during their work on various projects, where you will take photos and videos. On other days, you may be based in the office to focus on editing. You will work closely with the Marketing Team to plan and create content for our social media, website, newsletter, and other promotional materials.

If you undertake the role in conjunction with another part-time role, you will have a chance to participate in other tasks or projects, such as teaching English, helping out at the local dog shelter, or fundraising, depending on the role. For community-facing tasks, some Spanish will be required.

After work, there is plenty of time to catch one of Huanchaco’s world-famous sunsets from the tranquillity of the beach, or indeed from a surfboard. Then there are various options to fill your evening, socializing with local and other volunteers, sampling the famous Peruvian cuisine, attending talks and cultural events, music, dance, theatre, movies- the list is endless.


Enquiries and Applications
To make an application, please visit our website at www.otracosa.org or contact us on volunteer@otracosa.org for further information.

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About Otra Cosa Network

Location:

Las Camelias 431, Huanchaco, Non-US 130000, PE

Mission Statement

Promote education and social development in our local communities.

Description

Otra Cosa Network is a registered Peruvian non-profit NGO (no. 11126841) and a UK Registered Charity (no. 1133680) based in Huanchaco, Trujillo on the coast of Northern Peru.

Otra Cosa Network runs five of our own projects, which are all part of the Huanchaco Education and Learning Programme (HELP). HELP is dedicated to advancing the education possibilities and resources for those living in lower-income communities in Huanchaco and the surrounding shanty towns. Alongside this, we support several partner organisations in the area, as well as in two remote locations in northern Peru.

CAUSE AREAS

Arts & Culture
International
Media & Broadcasting
Arts & Culture, International, Media & Broadcasting

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Las Camelias 431HuanchacoHuanchaco, Non-US Peru

(-8.08844,-79.08728)
 

SKILLS

  • Photography
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Visual Arts
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Organization

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Minimum 2 weeks, but long-term volunteers preferred.

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