Become a Sponsorship Ambassador:
Do you have ex/current clients or connections to companies or individuals whose services and supplies might benefit CARE for Sandy? We'd LOVE to make your acquaintance.
Are you a professional high-end retoucher or alternate Photoshop professional? Are you a brilliant technician accustomed to coaching others in a professional capacity, who also possesses formidable writing skills? Can you write with sensitivity? YOU are our absolute greatest need:
THE most overwheming aspect of running CARE for Sandy has been the time it has taken to send "one-on-one coaching" e-mails to beginner/intermediate-level restoration volunteers who have returned first draft submissions. 85% are being sent back for at least minor modifications. 50% are being returned for moderate to major revisions. Not all have been receptive to constructive criticism. (We staffers refer to this as the "American Idol Effect".) Tutorial e-mails have been taking 10-30 minutes apiece to respond to, so even if only able to respond to 5-10 per week, your efforts will be immensely appreciated. You'll need a great deal of patience and proven expertise with the most difficult of reconstructive/composited images to apply. We can provide a CARE for Sandy e-mail address for 'your' use, accordingly.
Help answer family and event volunteer e-mails:
We haven't had much success with administrative volunteers, who tend to disappear on us or miss important deadlines once assistance has been formally requested. Only reach out if you truly have the time to assist us on a weekly basis, and if willing and able to respond without Cry Wolf procrastination. Complete familiarity with our website literature and our cause is necessary, so that fielded questions can be answered without additional staff guidance.
Become our bigwig PR rep:
Press coverage has been GREAT, but much has contained misleading information or blatant errors. Speaking with the press and meeting their demands has also zapped mucho time away from our families and volunteers. Furthermore, we often receive multiple requests from the same media outlet (e.g. 3 New York Times reporters or 5 Columbia journalism students), and have found it difficult to research (not all reporters bear top-notch credentials) and to respond to each one in a timely way. If you're a professional PR rep with a reputable PR firm who would like to help field and filter press inquiries, we'd be honored.
Become a mini PR rep:
Do you pen a blog? Frequent web forums? Have you ever written a letter to an editor? Are Oprah and Ellen on speed-dial?! Can you help us track down key press contact info for targeted PR mailings?Lasso CARE for Sandy local and national press!
Write/Illustrate/Photograph/Video for us:
We enjoy it when creatives document our events. We're also looking for photographers, writers videographers and illustrators to contribute images to our NEWS blog. Our blog will eventually offer feature articles, interviews and videos. We're aiming to make this section extremely professional, and will be accepting feature proposals as well.
Develop and coordinate our mailing list(s):
Keeping families informed about future scanning events and our event and restoration volunteers up-to-date about developments is key. If 'you' possess basic HTML coding, design and writing skills, reach out to apply!
Become an Arts Community Ambassador:
Share info about CARE for Sandy at your next ADC chapter meeting, post about us on industry forums or educate high-school Photoshop students. In other words, help recruit new technically capable restoration volunteers!
Print Restoration Volunteer recruitment flyers:
Here's a secondary option for folks to print and distribute anywhere in the world. Do you attend art school? Belong to a creative organization like Adhesive NYC, the International Center of Photography or AIGA? Live or work in an area populated by fellow creative peeps? Download this variation.
"Adopt" a needy family or families in your neighborhood by becoming a mobile scanner:
Would you be willing to pick-up and re-deliver damaged photos for scanning for a family in your area? Better yet, would you be willing to scan images for a family in their home? One of our amazing volunteers in the Rockaways has already scanned images for more than 5 families. Send us an e-mail if ready to adopt a family.
"Adopt" a needy family or families no matter where you live, by becoming a mobile scanner:
Would you be willing to pay for round-trip insured shipment of damaged photos for a needy Sandy family who cannot make it to one of our events? Can you scan them as well? Perfect! We have several families who are seeking "adoptions" of this variety. Send us an e-mail if ready to adopt a family.
Check our website for broken links or factual inconsistencies:
"nd lso typpos" — Website copy is constantly changing. Every aspect of this site was created by one person. Swift fingers and tired eyes make mistakes! Help keep an eye out for inconsistencies, too.
Spread the word in Spanish:
Bienvenido a CARE for Sandy. Nuestra misión es simplemente ofrecer servicios de restauración de fotos digitales para individuos y familias cuyas fotos han sido dañadas por el huracán devastador Sandy. Este servicio es ofrecido por GRATIS!.
¿Por qué usar CARE for Sandy? Debido a que los automóviles, hogares y puestos de trabajo son reemplazables, las imágenes de mamá y papá, luna de miel, los primeros pasos del bebé y el retrato del unico bis-abuelo sobreviviente no tienen precio. Fotos preservan historias significantes. Fotos mantienen el alma y el espíritu. Para mas informacion, porfavor visiten: www.careforsandy.org
Print and post Sandy family info flyers:
Download our url pull-tab PDF flyers for printing and distributing in your neighborhood. Leave copies at schools, churches, community centers, in mailboxes or on car dashboards to help others learn about CARE for Sandy. Download our Spanish PDF flyer here.
Arrange a mini scanning event in your community:
CARE for Sandy would like to arrange scanning events in every deserving community, but knows this won't be possible. However YOU can help. Arrange your own mini scanning event! CARE for Sandy can help coordinate digital transfers for your scans, and will provide all the printable literature you'll need to help inform your attendees about CARE for Sandy's services.
Man our Twitter account: VOLUNTEER FOUND!!!
Help answer family and event volunteer e-mails:
We haven't had much success with administrative volunteers, who tend to disappear on us or miss important deadlines once assistance has been formally requested. Only reach out if you truly have the time to assist us on a weekly basis, and if willing and able to respond to missives in a timely mannerm i.e. within 1-3 days. Complete familiarity with our website literature and our cause is necessary, so that fielded questions can be answered without additional staff guidance.
Help coordinate and arrange scanning events:
Do the legwork for us. Contact community leaders, nail down event locations and share your leads. Let's work together to make these happen.
Become our backend developer:
We have needs. You have the know-how. How now brown cow. Get in touch.
Aesthetically integrate/code our auto-fill forms:
They work well (and thanks to you know who haved saved the barrel from overflowing!), but could be prettier. We can provide design elements if you can help integrate these with your expert coding skills.
Teach us how to kern between individual letters in HTML:
The gap between the D and the Y on our masthead is driving Lee Lee nuts!
She's a Freelance Creative Director/Art Director/Designer/Writer/Crossword Puzzle Constructor/Music Supervisor with a wealth of diverse industry experience and accolades, yet working to establish CARE for Sandy 10-18 hours a day, 7 days per week has already whalloped an exhausting 5-figure pecuniary toll. She'll be looking for new rent-affirming clients to supplement CARE for Sandy's humanitarian efforts come July 2013. Pen her a personal memo to request a portfolio link.