RLC Photography Volunteer

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ORGANIZATION: Idealist.org

Recruiting Organization: Rescuing Leftover Cuisine

RLC Photography Volunteer

New York City/Hybrid

About RLC

Rescuing Leftover Cuisine (RLC) is a nonprofit organization committed to fighting food insecurity and preventing wasted food. We have cultivated a network of dedicated food rescuers who bring food directly from our donors to nonprofit organizations, letting neighbors help neighbors while reaping the environmental and economic benefits of reducing wasted food. Founded in 2013, our simple, but elegant model has redistributed over 13 million pounds of food cumulatively, and almost 4 million pounds in 2023 alone.

Why RLC
  • We’re passionate about food rescue and its potential to eliminate hunger
  • We work hard, but we have fun doing it: monthly team-building activities, cooking competitions, and more!
  • We aim high: we’ve grown every year, in terms of both new partners and pounds of food rescued, and we’re projected to continue that growth trend each year moving forward

Responsibilities:

RLC Food Donor Photos: The photographer must reach out through email or phone to one of our food donor locations, and ask if they’d like to participate in a food donor appreciation post on social media. They must set up the date/time/event which works best for both parties. Photos should include a mix of staff, volunteers, food, group photos, action shots, and interiors of the establishment. Upload the photos to Google Drive.

Nonprofit Recipient Photos: The photographer must reach out through email or phone to one of our nonprofit recipients (homeless shelters, soup kitchens, and food pantries) and ask if they’d like to participate in an appreciation post on social media. The photographer must set up the date/time/event which works best for both parties. Since our partners are very sensitive about consent, make sure that you are given the proper permission from anyone that you photograph. Upload the photos to Google Drive.

Food Rescue Tour Photos: The photographer must attend any RLC in-person events that are required of them. These include our yearly Spring gala and our food rescue tour program. A food rescue tour is a corporate volunteer engagement in which a company will receive an educational and hands-on tour of one of our food rescue events.

Volunteer of the Week: The photographer must choose a volunteer on the RLC website who has completed 10 or more of our food rescue events. They will reach out and set up a time to photograph and interview them for our social media pages.

*We are open to and actively seeking other more creative types of content, so you are not limited to these types of photos. This is really just more of a guideline.

Weekly meetings over Zoom:

We will meet once a week over Zoom to discuss content and to brainstorm creatively about ideas.

Helping the staff videographer with video content:

Experience as a DP/Cinematographer is welcomed but not required. This would entail helping the staff videographer create video content about Rescuing Leftover Cuisine. This role includes video editing, lighting, and camera work. *This would only be once or twice per month.

Programs to be used:

Slack (We can train these skills)

Salesforce (We can train these skills)

Google Drive

Gmail

The Rescuing Leftover Cuisine Website (We can train these skills)

Adobe Photoshop and/or Lightroom (Preferred but not required)

Adobe Premiere Pro/or Final Cut (Preferred but not required)

Skills:

-Interpersonal Skills: Be friendly and able to clearly communicate with the subjects being photographed.

-Organizational/Planning Skills: The ability to stay organized and to plan ahead for shooting dates etc.

-Photographing/Videographing Skills: The photographer should have their own camera (not a phone), and be able to capture clear shots with good composition. Candidates with basic skills in either Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom would definitely be a plus.

-Storytelling: CAN YOU INSPIRE US?

Who you are:

  • Interpersonal Skills: being friendly and being able to communicate with the subjects being photographed clearly.
  • Organizational/Planning Skills: The ability to stay organized and to plan ahead for shooting dates etc.
  • Photographing/Videographing Skills: The photographer should have their own camera (not a phone), and be able to capture clear shots with good composition. Candidates with basic skills in either Adobe Photoshop or Lightroom would definitely be a plus

The RLC Photographer volunteer has the chance to work closely with the executive team and has the opportunity to make a true, meaningful impact in their time with the organization. This is a part-time, volunteer role with 508 hours a week of time commitment. Students should consult with academic faculty to determine if this unpaid experience will earn credit.

To express your interest, send an email to HR Manager shilpi@rescuingleftovercuisine.org and attach a copy of your resume.

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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CAUSE AREAS

Community
Employment
Homeless & Housing
Community, Employment, Homeless & Housing

WHEN

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WHERE

25 Broadway12th FloorNew York, NY 10004

(40.70568,-74.01391)
 

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REQUIREMENTS

  • WEEKDAYS, FEW_HOURS_WEEK

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