Digital Media Volunteer

28 March 2024
1 min read.

Image shows a professional camera being held by a hand next to an open laptop on a table. The camera has various controls and settings buttons visible on the body, indicating it is a high-end DSLR camera suitable for photography work. The laptop and minimal setting suggest this is the workstation or workspace of a photographer or someone working with digital images and media.

Who are Midland Mencap?

Midland Mencap is a charity which works and campaigns for accessible and inclusive services and a better quality of life for everyone with experience of learning disabilities and additional needs.

Volunteering with Midland Mencap is your opportunity to do something really positive, to have a great time, and help us achieve our vision.

Purpose of the role?

Midland Mencap seeks a passionate volunteer photographer/videographer to capture the energy and joy of our sports, health, and wellbeing community sessions in Birmingham and Walsall.

Help us showcase the positive impact of our services by documenting participants’ stories and achievements.

Share their smiles, successes, and inspire others to get involved with Midland Mencap!

What would I be doing?

Attend sports, health, and wellbeing sessions: Be present at designated sessions to capture content.

Capture photos and videos: Document activities, participant interactions, and highlight positive moments.

Tell visual stories: Use photo and video to convey the spirit of the sessions and the impact they have on participants.

Potential for interviews: Conduct short interviews with participants to gather testimonials.

Collaborate with the marketing team: Share content for use in promotional materials, social media, and the website.

What do I need?

To be a volunteer you need to be

• Access to own digital camera equipment or modern smartphone

• Able to travel independently in the Birmingham area

• Friendly, calm, and patient

• Accepting of people who may be different to you

• Happy to chat and a good listener

• Willing to learn and act within guidelines set out by Midland Mencap

• An enhanced DBS check and references will be required

When and where do you need me?

• 2 – 4 times a month at sessions across Birmingham or Walsall

What’s in it for me?

As one of our valued volunteers, Midland Mencap will offer you:

• Gain valuable digital media experience.

• The opportunity to make a difference to the lives of people with learning disabilities and their family carers

• Any training and development that is needed

• The opportunity to meet new people and be part of a diverse team

• Support within your role

• Agreed out-of-pocket expenses

• Lots of appreciation for your amazing contribution

• Positive wellbeing from doing something great

• Improve career opportunities by adding your volunteer role to a CV

What to do if you’re interested?

Download and complete the Volunteering application form here on our website,

Email the completed application form to

For more information or an informal chat, call 0121 442 2944 and speak to someone about how volunteering could work for you.

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