The Sandstone Ridge Trust is looking for volunteers to help build up a library of images that will convey the uniqueness and distinctiveness of the Sandstone Ridge, its stories, communities, and people’s interactions with this special place. Images are a powerful way to help create an identity for the Ridge, raise people’s awareness of its wonderful landscape, and encourage greater involvement in looking after it. If you have an interest in photography this could be the role for you. These are exciting times for you to get involved with the Trust – following on from the successful conclusion of Ridge: Rocks and Springs, we are midway through another Heritage Lottery funded project in which we are exploring ways to secure the long-term future of the area.
We are looking for volunteers to help with one or more of the following activities
Seeking out appropriate photographic subjects and opportunities
Carrying out research and preparation for a shoot
Working in different locations on the Ridge and in different situations to get the right image
Communicating with photographic subjects
Managing the processing and storage of images
What attributes/skills do you need?
IT literate and proficient in image software packages
Access to a computer, email and telephone
Access to a digital camera and image software
Ability to digitally enhance images by, for example, changing emphasis, cropping pictures, or correcting minor faults
How much time do you need to commit?
The role is flexible and you can give as much or as little time as you want to, but we suggest half a day or a day per week
We would prefer a minimum commitment of 3 months to the role.
What support will you be given?
Appropriate support and supervision in your role, including any training required
You will be responsible to a member of the Trustee Board or Transition Project Officer
Trustees and the HLF Transition Project Officer will be available to give you support, advice and guidance
Attendance at events taking place along the Ridge
What benefits can you expect?
Opportunities to meet new people in your community and working as part of a small team
Learn new skills and enhance your CV
You can claim previously agreed out of pocket expenses
The opportunity to make a difference to people’s interaction with, and enjoyment and understanding of the Sandstone Ridge