When we moved from the Netherlands to the US in 2014 we knew nobody. I think that is the hardest part of moving to another country, next to leaving loved ones behind in your home country.
One of the things that helped me getting to know people was volunteering my services as a photographer to local charities. There are many charities in Chester County, PA I donated my time and images to the past few years. And when I look back at all these events I took pictures at, I not only got to know new friends, but also saw what makes the USA so special in my eyes.
People are willing to help others who are less fortunate. Raise money for a good cause and give not only money but time and talent to change their community. I am so thankful I was able to help a little.
After attending a few classes for photographers who volunteer their time to charities, I learned that it is important to have a volunteer contract. That way you will know I reserve my time for your event and I know how and when my images will be used to promote your charity.
When my business is growing, my calendar fills up quickly too, so unfortunately I am not able to serve all charities this year. Please reach out to me as soon as possible, to see if I am able to help out taking photo’s for your charity.
You may email me at email@example.com to ask me about the volunteer services I offer.
Per 2018: Volunteer services only available with a signed (volunteer) contract.
Some of the charities I was fortunate to help the past few years: