Multimedia Archive Volunteer

Communications & Marketing · Brooklyn, New York
Department Communications & Marketing
Employment Type Volunteer
Minimum Experience Entry-level
Compensation Unpaid Volunteer

LOCATION: Brooklyn, NY


EMPLOYMENT/JOB TYPE: Volunteer, Temporary 

WORK SCHEDULE: A few hours a week

TIMEFRAME: Minimum one (1) month commitment


DEPARTMENT: Communications & Marketing



  • Communications Associate

About Rainforest Foundation US

For over 30 years, Rainforest Foundation US (RFUS) has worked to address climate change and safeguard biodiversity by promoting the rights of indigenous peoples and supporting their efforts to protect and defend their rainforests. Science shows that forests managed by indigenous peoples are healthier, suffer less deforestation, capture more carbon, and contain more biodiversity than forests managed by private or public entities--including nationally protected areas. What’s more, scientists tell us that protecting forests is as important as reducing greenhouse emissions if we hope to stem the tide of ecological collapse.

RFUS works in partnership with indigenous communities and their representative organizations to protect tropical rainforests by supporting their efforts to secure rights to their lands, strengthen monitoring and land security, influence laws and policies that protect their resources, and build strong and sustainable community leadership. By investing directly in indigenous communities, RFUS connects the people rooted in the land with the tools, training, and resources to be effective advocates and protectors of the forests they call home. RFUS currently operates four country programs in Brazil, Guyana, Panama, and Peru, and hosts a number of regional partnerships in Central America, the Amazon Basin, and across the tropical belt

About the Position

RFUS is seeking dedicated volunteers to support the organization of our multimedia archives! Since our founding, over 30 years ago, we have collected photos and videos from various projects and parts of the world. We need your help to sort through these archives, take inventory, and categorize image and video selects from our decades of work.

Volunteer Expectations

  • Work in-person at our Brooklyn office at least one day a week, for a minimum commitment of one month
  • Volunteers should have strong attention to detail to be able to methodically inventory boxes of images and videos, view materials, document contents, and support with scanning and other archival activities
  • Handle archive materials with care
  • Interest and/or experience with rainforest protection, indigenous peoples, and human rights is desired

Workplace Culture & Conditions

Rainforest Foundation US prides itself on providing a flexible, equitable, family-friendly and inclusive work environment that values work-life balance. Our offices are pet friendly and located in a historic downtown Brooklyn neighborhood that is easily accessible by public transit and boasts a wide range of restaurants and services. Since the pandemic, employees can come into the office as they wish or negotiate with their supervisors to work from home or remotely.

The activity outlined in this volunteer posting will be conducted in a private space with all necessary equipment provided. All our staff is vaccinated against COVID-19 and COVID-19 protocols are observed in common areas. Interaction with the volunteer coordinator as well as other staff will be minimal, however, opportunities for more informal exchange with staff is certainly available and welcome!

Commitment to Equality & Equity 

​​Rainforest Foundation US does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers and vendors, and provision of services. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our staff, clients, volunteers, subcontractors, vendors, and clients. Black, indigenous, and people of color are encouraged to apply.

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  • Location
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Department
    Communications & Marketing
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    Unpaid Volunteer