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We're always in need of dedicated supporters to help strengthen our efforts to empower youth through arts, advocacy, and leadership training! There are a number of ways that you can have an impact -- read on for more about the types of volunteers we need, and submit the form to let us know how you'd like to get involved.
Naturally, the support of professional photographers is incredibly valuable to us. If you're a photographer and would like to work with us, you can do so in the following ways:
Rainmakers (drizzles and storms encouraged)
If making a personal donation isn't enough or the best fit for you, there is plenty you can do! You could throw a yard sale and donate the proceeds to CE. You could donate the profits of a yoga class to help us train youth in photography and advocacy. You could put us on your wedding registry, ask for donations to CE as a birthday gift in your honor, or even host a party on our behalf with an exhibit of student work in your own home. There are endless possibilities! If this sounds like a great option for you, join the "Volunteer: Rainmaker (Fundraiser)" group below!
Do you work in the visual arts and have great ideas on how to set up exhibits? Do you live in D.C. and have connections to gallery/exhibit spaces? Are you interested in helping us set up our exhibits? All are welcome! If you'd like to help with our next exhibit, join the "Volunteer: Exhibit Enthusiast" group below!
Spreading the word about our students' work and the images themselves is imperative to increasing the impact of youth voices. We can always use help with:
We spend a lot of time writing grants, letters, media advisories, and more. We're always in need of writers and copy editors who can help us raise funds and awareness with accuracy and grace (and without spelling errors!). This role is really flexible in terms of your schedule -- it can be during the day, in the evening, whenever works for you to help copy edit a grant or brainstorm a catchy subject line for our newsletter. If you're available to help write on a more ongoing basis, there might be other ideas as well. Interested in volunteering through writing and editing? Join the "Volunteer: Writers/Editors" group below!
If you're skilled at digital storytelling and would be interested in working with a student to create multimedia pieces with their photography and voices, please let us know. It's also great to have our events filmed. If you have a camera and the occasional day/evening free, we can use you! Join the "Volunteer: Filmmaker/Media-Maker/Videographer" group below!
Word of mouth is incredibly valuable to us. Have a lot of friends who you could tell CE about? Better yet, have a lot of friends who you'd be willing to invite to our events? Join one of our Host Committees! If you're interested in helping us pack the room, join the "Volunteer: Connectors" group below!
We regularly need help setting up and taking down our exhibits across the city, making pickups, running events and more. If you're willing to help us with a little elbow grease, it would be much appreciated! Join the "Volunteer: Worker Bees" group below!
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I was on the verge of dropping out again. CE helped me achieve the same high as I got from drugs and alcohol in ways that wouldn't get me in trouble.