Volunteer for the Ian Somerhalder Foundation

Empower, Educate, Collaborate

The Ian Somerhalder Foundation is run almost exclusively by volunteers passionate about our environment, creatures and youth empowerment. When volunteer roles become available, they will be posted on this page as well as ISF's social media. Volunteer applications will be matched to roles which encompass both your passions and your skill set. If you would like to become a volunteer for the Ian Somerhalder Foundation and there is a current opening which matches your talents and passion, please click on the appropriate link below and fill out a volunteer application.

Current Openings:
Focus Area: Multi-Media
Volunteer Title: Multi-media Video Producer & Editor
Reports to:  ISF Multi-Media Team Coordinator
Average Monthly Hours:  3-4 hrs. (Roughly one video a month)

Desired Skills and Talents:

  • Knowledge of video production, editing, and publishing.
  • Experience in creating digital, multi-media and visual communications for online and offline consumption.
  • Ability to synthesize information into concise and compelling multi-media messages.
  • A good understanding of how to visually convey information and the technical skills involved in designing and delivering multi-media content.
  • Great at visual communication, expressive storytelling skills, eye for cinematic technique, strong attention to detail and brand awareness.
  • Working knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite and other common multi-media production tools - including Premiere Pro, After Effects, Audition, Media Encoder, Photoshop, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, iMovie etc.
  • Prior experience creating dynamic multi-media content that has high quality standards for story narrative, sound, look and feel is an asset.
  • Collaborative in nature, able to work well alone and as part of a team.
  • Extensive experience and/or a Bachelor's degree in related field a plus.
Job Duties:
  • Collaborate with the Multi-Media Coordinator, campaign teams and other ISF key players, to produce educational and inspirational multi-media content in service of ISF’s online and offline campaigns, publications and other initiatives.
  • Combine concepts, ideas, video footage, audio and written copy to generate video and dynamic multi-media pieces to promote content and increase audience engagement in line with ISF brand guidelines.
  • Film, record, edit and enhance video footage, audio and imagery.
  • Encode multi-media content optimized for different operating systems, resolutions and online platforms for the purpose of ISF’s promotion on ISF’s website and social media channels.
  • Fulfill tasks and deliver projects in a timely fashion and to deadlines.
  • Be a source of knowledge for video, audio and multi-media trends and techniques.
  • Act as a cohesive member of a dedicated team whose mission is to help increase the IS Foundation’s online visibility, disseminate its message and promote its campaigns through high quality multi-media content.
  • Observe at all times brand guidelines and copyright laws to safeguard the IS Foundation’s integrity.

YOUTH VOLUNTEERS - Applications are currently closed. 

COLLEGE AND EARLY CAREER VOLUNTEERS  - Applications for the 2018 College and Early Career Volunteers are currently closed.