Volunteer for Doggies for Dementia Foundation!
We are Growing!!!
It’s time to add to our photographer team across the US and beyond!
We are thrilled to offer our photography services to more families and include more talented volunteers.
Are you a family member impacted by dementia who wants to learn a little about photography and share your story?
Do you want to support families impacted by dementia in a creative, fun and meaningful way?
Are you good with a camera or digital retouching?
We’ve Got You!
We are most grateful to the Alzheimer’s Foundation of America’s grant which supports our growth!
First, a Little About Doggies for Dementia Foundation
Doggies for Dementia Foundation is a non-profit thats primary focus is to drive awareness towards dementia. We uniquely do this by capturing candid photos of families impacted by dementia including their family pet.
Our programs include gifted (free) photography sessions for those impacted by dementia, which typically include professional matted prints and a video slideshow. Photo sessions are fun and compassionate in a comfortable and understanding environment with people who are well-versed and knowledgeable regarding dementia.
Doggies for Dementia strives to raise dementia awareness including Alzheimer’s awareness in order to reduce stigma, isolation and loneliness. We do this in creative ways including free photography sessions for families.
Become a Doggies for Dementia Volunteer!
- Take a look at the Doggies for Dementia Volunteer Information Packet below. It explains EVERYTHING!
- The link to apply is in the Doggies for Dementia Volunteer Information Packet and also HERE.
- Once we receive your application which includes sample images and the contract (print and sign from the link below) you’ll learn more details about training and scheduling.
A Few FAQ
Do you need to know a lot about Alzheimer’s Disease and other forms of dementia? No, we’ve got a training. Same for photography.
Do you need more than a camera and light? No, plus we’ll have some discounts for you.
Do I need to be a professional photographer? While you need some experience with the camera and photographing people, you do not need to be a professional. We have a training program which will be recorded to watch on your own as well as virtual live trainings and meetings.
Do I need to be a professional Digital Retouch Artist? No, you must be able to do basic white balance, light and cropping as necessary. Occasionally a bit more is needed, however this will be discussed.
Do we need other volunteers? Yes, we need volunteers familiar with Word Press for blogs, imovie for slideshows, Canva, social media assistance and many others. Learn more about becoming a Doggies for Dementia Volunteer by emailing Carmen@DoggiesforDementia.org.
What about the time commitment? It is as much or as little as you want. We will have monthly team meetings via Zoom, and a Facebook Group to support one another and share your challenges and triumphs. There are a variety of resources which you can tap into on your own time. We are flexible.
What if a member of my own family has dementia and we want to include them? We welcome your own family members with dementia! There is NO CHARGE for any photographed for Doggies for Dementia Foundation.
Will I get paid? Well, dang we wish we could say yes. This is a volunteer opportunity, however there are some cool perks described in theDoggies for Dementia Volunteer Information Packet. The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America supports our team growth, and we are seeking additional educational resources to support our volunteer team. This is a huge perk.
Be an Important Part of Something Wonderful!