Support Services: Photographer | Volunteer Position

Posted in Volunteer Opportunity

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Who We Are

Founded in 1988, Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region is a non-profit organization working toward a world where everyone has a decent and affordable place to call home. We work to bring our community together to help families build strength, stability and independence through affordable homeownership. With the help of volunteers, donors and community partners, we provide a solid foundation for low-income families in Waterloo Region.

Role Description

Position Title



Various locations throughout Waterloo Region


Monday – Friday, minimum 2 hours per shift

Time Commitment

Volunteer for 1-2 shifts. After this time a commitment of 10 shifts over 4 months is required.

Our Mission

To build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.


To carry out the stated mission of Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region.  Photographers are responsible for capturing the moments of the volunteer experience, build progress, and special events.

Reports to

Volunteer Services staff

Duties and Responsibilities

Position Duties:

  • Capture each person in action – lots of close-up pictures
  • When teams are on site, take group photo
  • Respect individuals who do not wish to have their photo taken (photo release is on the volunteer waiver)
  • Take pictures to capture the status of the build (big picture photographs of the townhouse complex, the site, etc)
  • Upload the photos to our Flickr account and email 2-3 special photos that can be highlighted on our social media sites

Qualifications and/or Skills

  • Understanding of the Habitat for Humanity philosophy and the desire to promote it
  • Experience with digital photography
  • Able to move comfortably around construction sites, including on heights, in warehouse conditions, and at special events
  • Great interpersonal skills to interact with various volunteers
  • Experience with selecting appropriate photos to upload to our social media site – committed to highlighting Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region and its volunteers in the best light

Orientation and Training

  • Habitat Waterloo Region Volunteer Orientation and Safety Training

Working Conditions

    • Active construction and warehouse sites with associated hazard
    • Dusty and dry
    • Varied weather conditions

Screening Process

  • Initial trial period
  • Interview including portfolio of current work
  • Oath of confidentiality  


  •  Gain satisfaction helping local families in need purchase safe, decent, affordable housing
  • Use and develop professional skills in a volunteer capacity
  • Network

Health & Safety

  • Green patch CSA approved footwear and/or Class E –Type II hard hat (both are available to you)
  • No excessively loose clothing. Long pants required on build site and at salvages.
  • No dangling jewelry


  • Photograph Habitat Waterloo Region in a favourable light
  • Upload photos in a timely manner
  • Develop a good working relationship with volunteers and staff

Habitat for Humanity Waterloo Region supports diversity, inclusion and representation of the people, organizations, and communities we work with and serve.

How to Volunteer

The volunteer Photographer position is one which requires a unique interviewing and/or training process. If you are interested in this position, please contact us at

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