We’re always looking for creative ways to use our limited space and resources but there are still some needs. We need a new MAC computer suitable for video editing (one of our MACs recently died). You can see from the program list that we do a lot of editing!
Speaking of editing, it would make a big difference to have another volunteer to help with video editing. The difficulty is that the editing needs to be done here on our GMI campus. The video source files are just too big to transfer back and forth to remote sites for editing. We also need to work directly with each other to cross train and produce a consistent product in a timely way.
Translations, on the other hand, can be done remotely. A “voice-over” in a different language can help a video reach many more people. Voice recording equipment is needed if working remotely. We have expertise in English and Spanish but could use help with French, German, Portuguese and other European and Asian languages.
If you are comfortable in front of a camera, articulate and can think on your feet, maybe you would like to work with us on-screen. Of course, you need to be local or within easy traveling distance.
We need graphic designers to help with video intros, promotional materials, social media marketing, etc. It is a big plus if the designer is also experienced in creating and maintaining websites!
We write scripts for some of our programs. Others, such as the cooking shows, are ad-libbed. We are interested in creating new programs that share the advent message, which requires a writer, or maybe more than one writer, to do the research and write the script.
I think volunteers and donors alike want to hear how the mission projects in the field are progressing and how the missionaries are doing. We would like to bring those reports to you but it is difficult for missionaries in the field to find the time to sit down and write articles. We think a way to accomplish this is to have a “reporter” call the missionary and interview them on the phone. The missionary can also send snapshots from their phone. With these, an article can be written without relying so much on the initiative of the missionaries. We are looking for a volunteer who can serve as the reporter!