As a Regina Cat Rescue (RCR) volunteer photographer, you will play an instrumental role in helping cats rescued by RCR find their forever homes. As foster home based rescue group, RCR has no physical shelter where potential adopters can meet cats in person, so having good quality photographs of each cat for their adoption profile is an important part in helping cats find their forever homes.
Benefits to Volunteering
- Valuable practice as a photographer
- The satisfaction of helping rescued cats find permanent homes
- The opportunity to enhance your interpersonal and organization skills by coordinating with volunteer foster care providers and other RCR volunteers
- You will visit foster homes, veterinary clinics and satellite adoption centres to take photos of RCR cats awaiting forever homes. The photos you take will be featured on adoption profiles on the RCR website, on social media and occasionally on other RCR materials like brochures, posters, etc.
- You will coordinate a date/time with foster care providers to visit their home and take photos of the foster cat(s).
- Ideally at each assignment you should aim to get 3-5 good photos of the cat (preferably one close up of the face, one shot of the entire body and face, and a couple other poses). Once you have completed a photo assignment, photos should be submitted to the Communications Co-Chair by email or through a file-sharing service like Dropbox.
- Time commitment varies from season to season but you can expect to spend about 1-2 hours a week on average arranging photo shoots with foster parents, travelling to foster homes and taking photos in each foster home.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Commitment to RCR’s mission
- Email and computer access
- Mode of transportation, interpersonal skills, camera and basic photography skills, organization and time management skills
- Respect for animals