Department:
Digital Communications
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
23 Jan 2025
Hours Per Week:
1

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Do you have a knack for photography? How about putting those skills to good use?

As a charity, we want to be able to capture as much of our work on camera as possible. In this way we can share all the amazing things that go on more widely.
 
In this role you will travel to events, Mencap services and more around Somerset and Dorset to take photos. Your photos will then be shared by Mencap externally and internally to spread the word about our work and improve and update our photo bank.

We are looking for volunteers who are :
  • Friendly and approachable
  • Reliable and patient
  • Confident when meeting new people
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Accepting of others who might be different to yourself
  • Able to take instructions
  • Access to your own camera
As part of this role you will be need to be happy that the photos you take will be for Mencap. Without the appropriate consent these photos can not be for personal use (including being added to your portfolios). If you have any examples of your photos, a portfolio or social media page please share them with us!
 
You will need to have access to your own camera and ideally have some experience taking pictures to do this role.  
 
 
What You'll Learn:
You will get experience of photographing events and working in a professional setting within the external communications and marketing teams. You will also get to learn about learning disability and what we do at Mencap. In this role, you will also to have an understanding of photographic consent, so you will receive training about this before you begin your volunteering.
 
When do I need to be available?
We are looking for someone who is available ad hoc throughout the year (approximately 3-4 times a year and when you are able). You will be taking photos of various events, promotional or stock photos, and other pictures as and when is needed.

Does the above sound like something you could do?
 
If you are interested or would like to know more, email: [email protected]

Benefits

What can I expect from Mencap?

  • Training and induction
  • To feel fully supported in your role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed (e.g. travel)
  • Meet new people
  • Learn new skills
  • Feel appreciated and valued
  • To gain experience in a professional setting
  • To see your photos used by a national charity
 

About Mencap

What difference will I make?

1.5 million people in the UK have a learning disability.

We have an ambitious vision for the UK to be the best place in the world for people with a learning disability to live happy and healthy lives.

Volunteering with us is YOUR opportunity to help us achieve this, whilst having the chance to develop your skills, meet new people and join a passionate and dedicated team.

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