Camp Photographer & Video Expert

Description of Element/Role

The Camp Photographer’s role is to capture special moments at Camp that reflect the ethos and activity of Michaela Foundation. These videos/photos will be used on Michaela Foundation’s website and social media channels.
This is not always a standalone role. For example, you may assume the role of both Fun Leader and Camp Photographer.


  • capture moments at Camp that reflect the ethos of Michaela Foundation, the activities delivered etc…
  • work with Michaela Foundation management to discuss the images and videos that are required
  • understand how Michaela Foundation will use the images and videos
  • seek out appropriate photographic subjects and opportunities at Camp
  • forward images daily from Camp to Michaela Foundation management for use online
  • ensure that all photos taken are in line with Michaela Foundation’s Photography and Videography Policy
  • help ensure that only consenting Campettes are photographed
  • help ensure that any visiting press photographer doesn’t photograph any non-consenting Campettes, isn’t left unsupervised and works in line with Michaela Foundation policies
  • communicate with Campettes and Leaders, putting them at ease, encouraging them and directing them when required


Attend Camp:

  • Monday – Friday
  • Monday 8.30am – 4pm
  • Tuesday – Friday 9am – 4pm

Attend Training


Ethos training: 25th May 2019, Queen’s University Belfast (full day training event)
First aid training is optional but advised. As least two members of the team must be first aid trained. If you are already trained in First Aid, or, are a trained healthcare professional; you won’t need to attend this training. However, you will need to provide evidence of your completed training.
We will advertise Child Protection training dates/venues in your area closer to Camp. It is mandatory all Leaders’ complete a 3 hour Child Protection training course prior to Camp. Training lasts 3 years until it is up for renewal. Please note if there is training available pre-Camp within your local GAA club or school this is also valid.
Specific activity training will be available online for the recruited team members.


Skills you will develop:

  • Communication skills
  •  Confidence
  • First aid (Only those who attend first aid training)
  • Use of defibrillator (Only those who attend first aid training)

Free training available:

  • Child Protection and Safeguarding
  • First Aid (Places are limited)
  • Autism Awareness (Places are limited)
  • Michaela Foundation ethos training

Other perks:

  • It looks great on your CV
  • You can learn new things
  • You can make a positive difference to people in your community
  • You can use your abilities and develop new skills
  • You will gain valuable experience that will help you in the future
  • Volunteering will improve your employability
  • You could meet lots of people and make new friends.

You will obtain a gorgeous, limited edition Michaela Foundation Camp Leader’s jersey.
Working as a Camp photographer is an excellent way to learn and practice new skills on the job.

This role is best suited to...

Someone who has their own camera; preferably a camera which captures high quality images and can record videos.
The Camp photographers should:

  • be creative, with a good eye
  • have an interest in photography
  • be reliable and able to meet deadlines i.e. send photos to Michaela Foundation daily from Camp
  • have excellent technical and photographic skills
  • have good communication and people skills
  • have good IT skills, especially with computer programs such as Dropbox for the sharing of images with Michaela Foundation
  • have an understanding and appreciation for the importance of child protection and safeguarding issues around photography
  • be confident organising people

General information for all Michaela Foundation volunteers

Recruitment method:
To become a Michaela Foundation volunteer you must complete the online application form and provide references. All Summer Camp volunteers are required to undergo a vetting check. (Access NI or Garda Vetting) You will complete an introduction package and receive training relevant to your role. You will only be able to begin your volunteering once we have completed the necessary checks relevant to your role.
Ongoing training:
All our volunteers are provided with the necessary training to enable them to carry out their role. This training will either be provided face-to-face or through the online training hub.
All information concerning volunteers and Campettes shall be treated as strictly confidential at all times.
Equal opportunities:
It is the aim of Michaela Foundation to ensure that no one receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of age, sex, race, colour, religion, marital status, sexuality or disability; or, is not placed at a disadvantage by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable. Everyone shall adhere to our equal opportunities policy and ensure that diversity is valued throughout Michaela Foundation.
Health and safety:
We aim to provide a safe environment for all our volunteers and Campettes. We will therefore make you aware of your responsibilities under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, and to ensure that agreed safety procedures are carried out and to maintain a safe environment for volunteers, Campettes or visitors.
Data protection:
If you have contact with data systems, computerised or otherwise, you are required to obtain, process and/or use the information in a fair and lawful way; to hold data only for the specific registered purpose; and not to use or disclose it in any way incompatible with such purpose. To disclose data only to authorised persons or organisations as instructed.

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