Human Services

By Candace C.

Director of Community Impact

Posted Mar 5, 2018


This project will save us $5,048 , allowing us to provide 10,700 diapers to low income mothers and their babies.

What We Need

  • A photographer who will work with the Organization over 1-2 days to capture an important event or shoot a series of photographs to tell the Organization's story
  • A set of professionally edited, high-resolution images delivered in JPEG or TIFF format suitable for web or print use
  • Note: The photographer needs to be available in the same geographical location as the Organization or be willing to travel at own expense

How This Will Help

United Way of Central Jersey works everyday to help the children of Middlesex County can start school ready to succeed. We do this work by bringing people and organizations together to impact the greater good. The meeting on April 19th will bring together a national expert on Early Childhood Education and community members. This will educate the public about the importance of early childhood education and how quality preschool for low income children results in a more successful year in kindergarten. This brings about continued educational results including higher high school graduation rates.

What We Have In Place

We currently have a plan in place for the meeting which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a dedicated staff person to assist you and the ability to provide any other information you need.

  • Location: This opportunity requires the volunteer to be on-site

Project Steps

Prep: Distribution of Prep Materials
  • Volunteer Manager provides background on the Organization and goals for the photos (intended usage & number of photos needed)
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager agree upon a work plan including: budget, shoot location, dates, length of shoot and materials needed
Milestone 1: Photo Shoot
  • Professional directs the photo shoot on agreed upon date and time
Milestone 2: Editing
  • Professional edits and color corrects the photos
Milestone 3: Presentation of Deliverables
  • Professional delivers high-resolution images to the Volunteer Manager
  • If the agreed upon deliverable was a photo essay, the Volunteer Manager works with the Professional to edit the selection of key photos into an essay and craft captions
  • Organization credits the photos appropriately
Prerequisites for Professional
  • Experience with event/commercial photography or photojournalism (please provide sample work)
  • Proficiency using editing software
  • Proximity to the Organization or willingness to travel
Prerequisites for Organization
  • An idea for the story you want to tell, willing subjects or an event you’d like to document
  • Signed releases for subjects and location, if required
  • Ability to cover hard expenses (film, developing)

Our Mission

The United Way of Central Jersey provides leadership to create opportunities for a better life for people living or working in our community who are needy, at risk and vulnerable. We achieve this by mobilizing people, organizations and financial resources to create and sustain programs that achieve targeted outcomes and lasting change through volunteerism, partnerships, services and advocacy.

  • City: Milltown, NJ, USA
  • Staff Size: 6-25
  • Org age : More than 25 Years
Human Services