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Architects Without Borders Seattle

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Help us tell our story - Architects Without Borders Seattle (AWBS)

AWBS is seeking a volunteer filmmaker to create a one to two minute video to connect supporters to our mission and be used in fundraising efforts.

About Architects Without Borders Seattle (AWBS)

Founded in 2005 by a group of Seattle architects and designers in response to a devastating tsunami, Architects Without Borders Seattle volunteers collaborate with underserved communities to deliver ecologically sensitive, culturally appropriate, life-changing design. AWBS is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit. Volunteers are fundamental to our work as all of our project work is completely volunteer led and assisted.

AWBS Core Values:

  • Appropriate design solutions are vital to communities and the environment

  • Collaborative long-term relationships with communities are essential to providing effective design assistance

  • Exchange of knowledge and skills can empower both communities and designers

  • Interdisciplinary teams create innovative and insightful projects

  • Volunteer passion, energy and efforts make our work possible

AWBS volunteers have led design efforts for projects which deliver:

  • Empowerment through education (Mission of Hope, Liberia)

  • Responsible disposal of human waste to mitigate human impact (Mt Everest Biogas Project, Nepal)

  • Safe and dignified housing for people experiencing homelessness (The BLOCK project, Seattle, Washington)

Project Objective

Create a one to two minute video sharing the story of AWBS’s work and volunteers to raise awareness about our mission and to be used for fundraising purposes.


The video is intended to inspire our donors to contribute in the Spring of 2021. Donors are typically individuals, and firms within the Architecture & Engineering Community, as well as Construction and Real Estate Development Firms.

Distribution Strategy

We will be sharing this video on our website, through social media and email campaigns for May 2021 Give Big Campaign, a website supporting nonprofits in Washington State.


We are looking to produce a video with a duration of no more than 2 minutes to introduce the mission of AWBS, highlight our volunteers and tell the story of a project, and will include a clear call to action to donate to AWBS. Based on the availability and interest of the volunteer, additional film opportunities may be available after spring. All activity will put safety first in light of COVID-19 and required protocols.


The video shall be complete by April 17, 2021


This is a volunteer task. AWBS will credit the filmmaker to recognize their contribution to our mission. The video will be posted to our social media accounts and in our newsletter with over 2000 followers. Volunteer passion fuels our mission, and we are happy to provide testimonials or recommendations to support the volunteer.

Application Process
Please send a statement of interest and relevant work samples to AWBS Executive Director, Melissa K Neher at melissa@awb-seattle.org by March 17th.

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About Architects Without Borders Seattle


1101 2nd Ave Ste 400, Seattle, WA 98101, US

Mission Statement

Mission Architects Without Borders - Seattle is a volunteer based organization of designers, architects, structural engineers who collaborate with underrepresented communities to design ecologically sensitive, culturally appropriate, life-changing projects. Volunteers are fundamental to our work.


Founded In 2005 by a group of Seattle architects and designers in response to the Asian Tsunami, Architects without Borders Seattle is part of an international coalition of designers committed to providing pro bono design services to communities in need.

Our projects are organized in three broad and often overlapping categories:
- International Community Development
- Local Community Development
- Disaster Recovery and Response

As an organization founded through a network of volunteer designers, volunteers of all trades and passions truly fuel our work! Our volunteers are the most essential components of our organization- each person donates valuable time and skills towards our shared projects and goals. Our volunteer needs fluctuate, but we are always happy to share our work with people who are interested, regardless of their area of expertise.

Media & Broadcasting


Fri Mar 12, 2021 - Sat Apr 17, 2021


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Brand Development & Messaging
  • Storytelling




  • Must be at least 18
  • Estimated 15 hours including collaboration, interviews, film editing

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