Media Chaperone Volunteer Position

About Us:
Women’s Voices Now (WVN) uses film to drive positive social change that advances girls’ and women’s rights globally.

Program Description:
Girls’ Voices Now empowers girls and femme-identifying youth from under-resourced communities to find, develop, and use their voice for positive social change through filmmaking. This program will be provided virtually with potential in-person components.

Volunteer Role Description:
The role of the Media Chaperone is to mentor, support, and help coordinate a production team of 4-5 youth filmmakers, as they develop, shoot, and produce a short social-change documentary. Media Chaperones will:


Support filmmaking team in making a short documentary

  • Support youth through each phase of the production process, assisting youth in coordinating shoot schedules, developing interview questions, outlining concepts and more.
  • Share relevant personal and professional experiences and insights with participants.


Provide individualized & group mentorship and support

  • Ensure that each participant feels heard, comfortable, and included in the process.
  • Act as mentor and confidante to participants, addressing concerns or issues as they arise.


Help create a positive, collaborative, inclusive, and professional environment

  • Facilitate collaborative decision-making processes for the production team.
  • Help to address conflicts; escalate issues to Programs Director and Media Instructor as needed.
  • Serve as a role model for participants, demonstrating professionalism & timeliness



  • Experience in filmmaking required – background in documentary filmmaking is a big plus.
  • Must have access to a computer with a camera for virtual conversations.
  • Must be able to improvise and maintain a positive and approachable attitude.
  • Must be able and willing to adhere to policies outlined by Women’s Voices Now, maintaining professional boundaries with all youth.


Schedule & additional information:

  • The time commitment will be:
    • 2-3 hours of prep & training ahead of the program start on July 5th
    • 4 – 6 hours per week, during weeks 2 – 5 of the program (July 12 – August 6th)
    • Additionally, Media Chaperones will assist their teams during shoot days, July 24 – 25th.
  • All Media Chaperones will be subject to a background check.
  • The volunteer role will be mostly remote. However, should we be able to host aspects of our program in person, while meeting all COVID-19 guidelines safely, Media Chaperones may be asked to support in person.


Interested? Please share your resume and a bit about you with Director of Programs & Partnerships, Ariane Thielenhaus, at using subject: Media Chaperone Volunteer Opportunity.