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Needed: Videographer (Volunteer)
Organization: Toronto Wildlife Centre
Location: Downsview Park, Toronto / GTA, Ontario

Volunteer Videographer Team

From filming wildlife rescues to life-saving surgeries, Volunteer Videographers will play a vital role assisting the Communications Team with capturing footage for Toronto Wildlife Centre’s (TWC’s) YouTube channel. Ideal candidates will have a passion for wildlife, professional quality experience, their own equipment, and be comfortable with on-the-go shooting, on-call assignments, and interviewing staff, other volunteers and the public to help build compelling narratives. Volunteer Videographers will maintain a high standard of practice in accordance with TWC’s mission and branding guidelines.


Downsview Park (North York) with plans to move to the Rouge National Urban Park (TWC East at Steeles Avenue East and Markham Road. This site is NOT transit accessible at this time and volunteers will be expected to have their own vehicle). Travel to other areas of the GTA as necessary.

What You’ll do

Reporting to the Communications Manager, Volunteer Videographers will work closely with the Multimedia Coordinator to film assignments and remain on-call for film coverage during their shifts. This entails communicating and working with TWC’s teams to carry out filming at the centre’s two locations, along with off-site rescues, releases and more. Volunteers are responsible for vetting, uploading and organizing all usable footage at TWC (an editing station will be available).

Time Commitment

One to two days per week (weekdays/weekend shifts available), with a minimum commitment of 3 months. Additional hours may be needed, depending on film assignments.


  • Demonstrated experience filming professional video content
  • Must be willing to use own camera and equipment
  • Experience with a variety of shooting styles, including “run & gun” and documentary filming. Detailed knowledge of lighting and framing practices
  • Strong attention to detail, with exceptional ability to organize and vet footage
  • Excellent communication skills (proficient in English) and confidence speaking with/interviewing staff, volunteers and members of the public
  • Ability to work well in a team setting as well as complete tasks independently with minimal supervision. Ability to learn quickly
  • Driver’s license/access to vehicle for travel to off-site filming opportunities
  • Knowledge of Adobe Premiere Pro; video editing skills
  • Knowledge of local wildlife; must be comfortable filming sick and injured wildlife


  • Education/professional background in film or broadcast journalism
  • Experience filming for YouTube/webseries
  • Previous volunteer/work experience in similar capacity


Each Volunteer Videographer will complete a minimum of three training shifts, overseen by the Communications Manager and/or Multimedia Coordinator.

To apply:

Please email a short cover letter, CV/resume and a link to relevant samples of videography work to and include “Volunteer Videographer” in the subject line. Please indicate you saw this posting at GoodWork.

We sincerely thank all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please no inquiries. Application Deadline: Open until filled.


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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Apr 1 2023    ID: 67655