Video Volunteers

We are seeking volunteers to shoot video of students engaged in our arts residencies as well as performances by our touring groups. Volunteers will deliver raw footage and short edited clips; there may also be opportunities to complete a short documentary telling the story of the program, if interested. Finished work will be utilized by Urban Gateways’ communications department online and for other activities as needed.

This is a great opportunity for someone with interest and experience in videography to build a portfolio or simply give back. By helping to tell the story of Urban Gateways, you will help to ensure the long life of programs that make a lasting impact on young people in Chicago.

All interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and link to existing work to Anna Joranger,


  • Must have access to equipment
  • Videography experience
  • Experience working in a documentary style
  • Car preferred, but not required


  • Volunteer will be asked to document specified programs and provide edited video footage to Urban Gateways (video details to be determined on a case-by-case basis, depending on the program and intended use)
  • Possible opportunities to edit existing archival footage for use by communications department

*This is a volunteer position.

Interested candidates should send resume, cover letter, and a link to existing work to Anna Joranger, Communications Manager at