From Charity Guide: “As a volunteer photojournalist, it’s best to make arrangements with one or more charities before you leave on your vacation so you will have an idea of the types of photographs they may need, where their projects or events are taking place, and if the charity provides any type of accommodations or supplies.

  • One World Photography, which assists about two dozen international nonprofit organizations, offers opportunities for volunteer photojournalists to document social and environmental issues that are often ignored around the world. If you’re taking pictures in a foreign country, you might want to learn how to say “smile” in the native language!
  • Both the National Parks Service and the US Fish and Wildlife Service need volunteer photojournalists to help them monitor and record natural and cultural treasures across the United States.
  • provides a directory of volunteer opportunities for photographers, ranging from local projects to international volunteer vacations.”


4 Comments so far

  1. » Volunteer your photojournalism skills :: Vagablogging :: Rolf Potts Vagabonding Blog on August 26, 2008 9:45 pm

    […] Volunteering abroad: let me count the ways. Thankfully we’re not at a loss for programs that connect globally-minded volunteers to communities that could use assistance. But while I was looking through several programs listed recently on, one stood out as an option I hadn’t thought of before: volunteering as a photojournalist. […]

  2. Surf's Up: Creativity Links for September 3, 2008 « Creative Liberty on September 2, 2008 6:47 pm

    […] The Travel Writers News and Vagablogging blogs both recently passed along a link from listing several […]

  3. Laurie on October 8, 2008 8:45 am

    OMG; Rolf Potts reads my blog. I’m feeling almost famous.
    – Laurie

  4. michelle on December 28, 2009 10:17 am

    i would love to show humanity how much there is for every one . there is no need for war , violence, poverty hatred among nation if only we could see how perfect love could heal.

    love michelle

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