**This is a volunteer/unpaid position**
Purpose of Position
The vision of Wildlife Rescue Association of British Columbia is to continually improve the welfare of urban wildlife. Our mission is to provide leadership in rehabilitating wildlife and in promoting the welfare of wild animals in the urban environment.
We run a Wildlife Hospital located on a single site at the edge of Burnaby Lake. We treat over 6,000 wild birds and bats each year and provide public education through 30,000 calls to our Wildlife Helpline. Our Business Operations department plans, coordinates, and oversees all our programs including development, communications, resources and volunteering.
Each year, over 250 volunteers participate in a range of positions both on and off site. We are currently seeking a volunteer to plan, film, and edit videos for use in social media and fundraising campaigns.
• Experience planning video content
• Experience filming and editing professional video content
• Excellent communication skills
• Creativity and attention to detail
• Leadership skills
• Ability to complete tasks independently with minimal supervision
• Must be willing to use own camera & equipment while volunteering
• Willing to work on-site during COVID-19 pandemic and comply with protective measures
• Access to video editing software an asset
• Access to vehicle an asset for travel to off-site rescues and releases
• Wildlife knowledge an asset
The Videographer Volunteer is accountable to the Communications Coordinator for completion of assigned tasks and maintaining communication around the planning and execution of videos. The Communications Coordinator will provide ongoing support and constructive feedback.
The Videographer Volunteer is expected to ensure the highest standards of practice are achieved and maintained in accordance with the mission, vision and values of WRA, and to ensure adherence to all policies and legal requirements especially Health & Safety procedures.
The Videographer Volunteer will be responsible for the following tasks:
• Lead one-time video projects
o Plan and direct small scale video shoots
o Write scripts as necessary
o Collect and edit video footage producing a completed product
• Content creation for social media
o Work with the Wildlife Hospital to film special wildlife cases on-site on a weekly or monthly basis depending on the time of year
o Work with the communications and hospital team to produce ideas for creative social media content
o Work with WRA staff and volunteers to organize the production of videos
o On occasion, attend the rescue and release of wildlife around Vancouver and the Lower Mainland
• Work with WRA program staff to create videos for educational and training purposes including volunteer eLearning modules
Approximately 4 hours per week on a consistent weekly basis, with a minimum commitment of 100 hours. The shift will take place during traditional office hours with flexibility as to the day.
Recognition & Benefits
Upon successful completion of the minimum commitment and at the volunteer’s request, the Volunteer Coordinator will provide a reference letter.
You will have the opportunity to:
• Make a difference for wildlife
• Contribute to the development and efficient running of our organization
• Use and build on your wildlife knowledge, skills and experience
• Meet and work with people who share your passion for wildlife
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