IRCO Event Photographer Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)

Position: Event Photographer Volunteer
Program Area: Communications and Development
Location & Schedule: Event-based; schedule and locations TBD
Position Summary:
Are you interested in gaining photography experience while supporting and uplifting one of the most diverse nonprofit organizations in the Pacific Northwest? Volunteering as a photographer with IRCO is the place for you. With over 200 programs, IRCO always has events and activities our staff would love to capture through your lens! We are seeking volunteer photographers with an eye on equity and diversity, who are self-motivated and energized to support our photography needs.

* Sign Artist Agreement and complete background check.
* Collect photos at events and other IRCO photo requests for IRCO usage.
o Coverage should include a mix of candids and action shots as well as occasional portraits, as appropriate. We want you to help tell a story through your photos!
* Work with Volunteer Team and Event Coordinator at IRCO events to ensure clients have photo releases.
* Deliver photographs to Volunteer Team at
o High-resolution JPEGs and original RAW files preferred. If you have time to edit and color grade your photos, that's great too!


* Must have professional-quality camera and understand how to use said camera
o Please provide a sample of past photography work
* Little professional experience needed
* Experience working with immigrant and refugee populations preferred
* Multilingual experience/knowledge preferred


* Must be 18 or older
* Must pass background check
* Must sign-up for a minimum of six events a year

To Apply: Submit a Volunteer Application Form or contact

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About Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO)


10301 NE Glisan St. Portland (Main Office), 4424 NE Glisan St. Portland (Asian Family Center), Portland, OR 97220, US

Mission Statement

To promote the integration of refugees, immigrants, and the community at large into a self-sufficient, healthy and inclusive multi-ethnic society.


The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization (IRCO) is a non-profit organization established in 1976 to serve immigrants and refugees in Portland, Oregon. IRCO assists individuals and families successfully navigate their lives from cradle through career. IRCO provides programs and volunteer opportunities in the following areas:

  • Employment Preparation and Literacy
  • Employment Skills Training
  • Employment Placement Services
  • Youth Employment Services
  • Family and Domestic Violence Services
  • Youth Academic and Employment Services
  • Senior Services
  • Health Education and Advocacy
  • Interpretation and Translation Services
  • Community Development Services


Arts & Culture
Immigrants & Refugees
Arts & Culture, Community, Immigrants & Refugees


We'll work with your schedule.





  • Visual Arts
  • Photography


  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18

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