Environmental Photoblogger/Photojournalist

  • wEarthwhile
  • Remote
  • Jun 27, 2020
Volunteer

Job Description

Please read this packet for more detailed information about the volunteer role: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1NKukABuKvHSuDKmf5XNSSWKpzi08I5W6/view

Please go to the google application to formally apply to become a team member:  https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1u7DwB2Z7g9ciGDA-0lAhWhpMoFlIjIyp9DOWmDCJyf4/viewform?edit_requested=true

Location: Remote, wherever you are in the World

Deadline: Ongoing

 

About Us:

 

wEarthWhile seeks to reconnect humanity back to Earth by addressing the issues facing the environment and, consequently, those in it. Work in the humanities is a real path for change because political marketing doesn’t appeal to people’s emotions the way that art and stories do. And it seems like getting people to connect to their own humanity and feelings is essential to our ability to connect and have compassion for others. We don’t want to distract, overwhelm, or create burden by adding more to social media with the endless stories surrounding the social sphere; the intention is to replace the focus back on the faces of the change. We don’t expect to approach society as what we think we want them to think, but instead what we want them to do and let them form what they should do.

        | This is an intergenerational fight. We don’t want to have reform that will end climate change and environmental struggles by 80%. We want 100% improvement. To humanize the lives of climate change. To put a face to its impacts. To shine a light on the mostly unseen. Social photography … let there be light.

         wEarthWhile embodies social photography to shine a light on stories that aren’t accessible to the public. Our aim is to create a tool that primes for a social reform or even a revolutionary movement. To be a part of that transition to fundamentally change how society views climate change and what is being done about it. The photoblog platform establishes positive and progressive discussion; at the heart of that is to include and recognize that people have feelings, experiences, beliefs and inner conflicts that influence the way they perceive and assimilate information. The internet offers opportunities for greater transparency and public participation in our changing climate. 

 

Description

 

At WearthWhile, this is a collective effort. You will be a part of a team of people across the world contributing to stories. This enables us to get as many diverse stories as possible. Below broadly describes key accountabilities, skills and experiences to become a volunteer.

 

Expectations

  1. Motivation:You have an incentive for contributing to the understanding of climate change and environmental problems.
  2. Commitment: You’re willing and committed to contribute at least 2 stories every month to display on the website and social media platforms.
  3. Promoting:Getting these stories out there means promoting the stories every which way we can. Share with your friends, on Facebook, get people involved in the discussion.
  4. Volunteering:There is no profit made from this. This is purely to get stories out there and at no point will there be any profit made. There may be opportunities to fundraise for your local community who are impacted by climate change in the future.
  5. Trust:Being involved in this membership is built on trust and honest transparency of the stories you’re obtaining. 
  6. Quality over quantity:I anticipate that photos capture the moment, the person, the experience and are of quality and aren’t rushed and that stories show integration of your interest in learning more about them, whether by asking them relevant questions and making them feel heard.  
  7. Safety: When interviewing strangers, it can be nerve-wracking! But your safety is first. Whether in a big city or traveling somewhere new, always take precaution approaching strangers.
  8. Build on your understanding: Maintaining an open mind, being approachable, non-judgmental, and actively listen to these stories you’re obtaining. 

 

Requirements 

 

  • An ability to speak, read, and write English [need not be fluent or your first language].
  • Another language is highly beneficial (i.e., Spanish, French, etc).
  • An operating camera and internet access.
  • An ability to translate between your language and English [optional].
  • A basic understanding of climate change and its contemporary problems is beneficial.
  • Commitment to submitting a story at least 2 days a month.
  • Personal motivation to aid in climate change action.
  • An open-mind and approachable attitude.

 

How to apply

 

  1. Read through the packet.
  2. To apply visit the job application google form (or apply through here) and submit your information.

 

Google form: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1u7DwB2Z7g9ciGDA-0lAhWhpMoFlIjIyp9DOWmDCJyf4/viewform?edit_requested=true

 

 

  1. You should hear back about your membership acceptance within a week by email.

           

  1. Skype interview.

If accepted we will arrange a skype interview to discuss the job further and where to get started.

 

  1. Welcome to the group! 

Organization type

Nonprofit,   Project  

Headcount

11-50 employees  

Categories

Energy, Food & Agriculture, Buildings & Cities, Ecosystems & Biodiversity, Transportation & Mobility, Waste Reduction & Circular Economy, Carbon Capture & Utilization, Advocacy & Activism, Education & Research, Supporting Catalysts