Opportunity Details

Volunteers Needed
Disaster & Emergency Services
Families, Low-income communities

Age Minimum (with Adult): 16+, Minimum Age:16+

Visual Storytellers (Photographers) for Orange County

Assist the Red Cross in delivering its mission by taking and sharing photos and/or video to showcase the Red Cross at work, both in disaster and non-disaster times. 

• Collaborate with Communications Leadership to identify and carry out ways to tell the Red Cross story visually
• Take photos and/or video at events, trainings and disasters in accordance with Red Cross brand standards
• Capture portraits, candids and/or studio shots to tell the Red Cross story of service delivery
• Cull, edit, caption and upload your photos/video to online sharing accounts; share select photos in a timely manner (typically same day or within 24 hours) with chapter/regional communications leadership and the social media team
• Share photos/video on social media, when appropriate 
• Coordinate with chapter social media leads to share your team's videos and photos on social media or Red Cross sites. 
• Treat all clients, volunteers and partners with dignity and respect - always obtaining required photo releases.
• Organize and deliver photo/video documentation, captions, quotes and photo releases.

During Disasters:
• Work with communications team to identify daily priorities to share visual story.
• Deploy to the scene to seek out opportunities for photos/videos.

• Prior experience in photography and/or video required.
• Ability to be on call during disaster situations as needed to manage volunteers and secure photos/videos
• Willingness to take photos/video of non-disaster stories
• Excellent photography/video techniques and abilities
• Ability to upload photos/video to online sites
• Ability to meet deadlines - often same day or within 24 hours
• Ability to communicate in a friendly and engaging manner
• Willingness to interview subjects to provide detailed caption information
• Experience with social media a plus
• Video editing a plus
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Volunteers needed through 5/31/2020

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