Experienced Photographer: Document our Community!
Project Execution (Typically 1 - 6 months)
You must be able to speak English.
Additionally, speaking Spanishwould be helpful.
When Can You Start?
You can startas soon as possible and stay for 2 weeks to 2 weeks
Description and Impact
We are a small grassroots nonprofit working in the outskirts of Lima, Peru, is in need of an Experteer experienced and seasoned with photograph to help us with a variety of needs.
1) We're in need of stellar photography documenting our children's, teen's and women's programs. Our programs happen 5 days a week, so plenty of opportunities to capture our participants, teachers and impact at work!
2) To help support our organization, we also have a fair trade project that works directly with seven artisans. We're looking for someone to help us document their creative process (in their homes, likely) and then work with models to photograph the final product.
We're looking for a couple of weeks' worth of high quality photos that we can use in marketing, social media and official LLI publications (like our annual report). The photographer will of course receive credit.
We Provide These Local Benefits
- Learning Opportunity
- Meal Stipend
Shared housing is provided within our volunteer house. Typically people have one, or maybe two, roommates who are also volunteers through our organization. They can range in age from 18 - 70s.
As mentioned above, we're very focused on ethical volunteering. Volunteering with us is a great opportunity to learn more about what a grassroots non-profit does and how we incorporate both cultural exchange and community commitment into what we do--in an ethical way.
Plus, it's hard not to be here without learning about different cultures through our international volunteer program, Peruvian culture--like food, and the local, complex history of Huaycan.
Peruvian food is amazing and we're lucky to count on our local chef, Dina, who prepares meals 7 days a week. Lunch is provided every day and dinner on work days. The volunteer will be responsible for dinners on free days.
We provide an amazingly unique experience working in a welcoming community. We have both local and international staff around to help with any questions, give cultural insights etc. Each volunteer is provided with a general volunteer orientation, a cultural sensitivity training, as well as a program overview. We are highly supportive of ethical volunteering opportunities and provide space and time for volunteers to reflect on their involvement with our organization.