Expectations – Volunteers
We expect of you:
- To sign an agreement stating your responsibilities, before commencement of the project
- To have your vaccinations and visa (if needed) in order before departing
- To have a health and travel insurance
- To contribute with your own input, preparation and research before traveling
- To show post-production involvement
- Should you be selected for one of the teams to go on a journey of a lifetime, you are required to make a contribution of €750. The Foundation will carry other costs for you and book the flight-tickets.
What you can expect:
- We can give you the camera equipment needed for the project
- Workshops and preparation by our own team/Jimmy
- You will be named on our website with your team, accredited for you work and with personal statements and picture.
- A journey of a lifetime!
Frequently Asked Questions – Volunteers
1. What will I be doing on the project?
You will work together with the local indigenous group in documenting their culture. You will also be creating your own behind-the scenes material. Above everything, you will be interacting and learning from people different than you. You are asked to be engaged with your project before and after the journey takes place as well. The more personal input the better!
2. Where are the festivals and when do they take place?
The project year runs from June until July of the next year, and it consists of three projects. Each project takes around one to two weeks. The locations will range from Africa, to Asia, to America, to Europe and the Pacific.
3. When is the application period? And, when will I hear if I am selected?
Application period is from October until March. Selection can take up to a few weeks, you will hear as soon as possible if you are shortlisted for a project.
4. When and where are the workshops and preparation courses beforehand?
They will take place in Amsterdam. The workshops are planned together with each team in the weeks leading up to the project and could also be done over skype/google hangouts.
5. What is the goal of the project?
To promote pride and positive self-image of indigenous people, show their world perspective and to bring cultures together in a collaboration between the team-members.
6. Where will our material and stories go after the project?
These will be part of the Foundation’s online visual platform, which includes stories, films and photos. The result is a visual testimony to the celebration of indigenous culture. Your behind the scenes footage will not only be featured on the website, but also also on our social media and articles. You, as a volunteer and photographer, will also be accredited for your work on our platforms.
7. Can I apply again after I have participated in a project?
Yes, you can. We will happily welcome you back after a project gap year. This is in order to give other applicants a chance to also become JNF volunteers.
8. Will I be named on the website and given credits for my work?
9. Will Jimmy join the project journeys?
No, Jimmy endorses your work, but will not go on the journey with you.