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Video Editor (E-Volunteer)


Online placement (E-Volunteer)

Partner Location: Colombia

Start Date: March 2021

Placement Length: 3 Months

E-Volunteers typically spend between 2-10 hours per week depending on project requirements

Language Requirements: Spanish Level 3 - Intermediate

Please submit a Spanish Resume and Statement of Interest
Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada Only


The E-Volunteer’s Role

We are looking for an E-volunteer to support the post-production and editing of two (2) videos that will focus on two projects that our in-country volunteers are carrying out with protected areas.

1 - A project focused on the study of the role and activities of women in the fishing value chains on the Colombian Caribbean coast. The Cuso volunteer in Colombia and the team of the protected area Parque Nacional Natural Corales de Profundidad will carry out an investigation and a series of trainings with the women who are part of the value chain. The volunteer in Colombia will be filming the progress and research. We are looking for an online volunteer - video editor - who could support us in the post-production of the video (1-2 minutes).

2 - A project focused on strengthening a honey value chain with three communities on the Caribbean coast of Colombia. The Cuso volunteer in Colombia and the team of the Sanctuary of Flora and Fauna El Corchal Mono Hernandez protected area will be analyzing the chain and working with the base communities to strengthen their capacities for honey production - an alternative livelihood proposed for reduce fishing pressures in the protected area. The volunteer in Colombia will be filming the progress of the project. We are looking for an online volunteer - video editor - who could support us in the post-production of the video (1-2 minutes).


As an e-volunteer, you will:
  • Review recorded material (including meetings) with the National Natural Parks teams and the Cuso volunteer in Colombia.
  • Create of a script or sequence of material that communicates a storyline that represents each project - its results and the experiences of the communities that participated in the projects.
  • Edit two (2) videos according to the co-created script and the image requirements / protocols of Parques Nacionales Naturales and Cuso International.


Essential Requirements:
  • Undergraduate degree in communications preferred


Essential Background:
  • 3 years of experience in the production of audiovisual products, particularly videos and educational pieces.


About E-Volunteering

Cuso International’s e-volunteering program welcomes new and returning volunteers to work with our international program partners and volunteers remotely. E-Volunteering offers many of the benefits gained from international volunteering, while having the extra advantage of fitting into one's regular weekly schedule without needing a passport. Contributing and giving back to a community, gaining new skills, and making new connections are common benefits of e-volunteering and for Cuso International it is a great opportunity to engage more people in its mission.  

E-Volunteers are expected to supply their own basic home office equipment, Internet and have a moderate knowledge of computer technology. Some of our partners are located in remote areas with unreliable internet connection. In addition, for some of our partners, this is their first experience working with e-volunteers so flexibility and patience is a valuable e-volunteer characteristic.

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About Us, the Project and the Partner

Cuso International

Cuso International is a not-for-profit development organization that works to eradicate poverty and inequality. Each year, we mobilize hundreds of volunteer professionals to work alongside local partners to maximize their impact through capacity building. We work in partnership with governments, civil society organizations, multilateral agencies and the private sector to develop and deliver programs aimed at advancing gender equality, promoting the empowerment of women and girls, and improving access to and quality of economic opportunities for young people.


Project - Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE)

Cuso International will deliver the Sharing Canadian Expertise for Inclusive Development and Gender Equality (SHARE) project, with a contribution from Global Affairs Canada (GAC) over seven years (2020-2027). SHARE aims to improve the economic and/or social well-being of the poorest, most marginalized and vulnerable people, particularly women and girls, in developing countries, with a view to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals. In addition to increasing engagement of Canadians in international development and key global issues, this project will aim to increase the performance of country partners to deliver more inclusive, innovative and environmentally sustainable development initiatives that advance gender equality, in support of the action areas of Canada’s Feminist International Assistance Policy.


Partner - Parques Nacionales Naturales de Colombia

The mission of the" target="_blank" rel="noopener">Parques Nacionales Naturales (PNN) is to administer the System of National Natural Parks (SPNN) and to coordinate the National System of Protected Areas (SINAP) within an environmental legislation framework for these territories, with the aim conserving biological diversity and ecosystems found in the country, to provide and maintain environmental goods and services, to protect cultural heritage and natural habitats in which traditional cultures develop as part of the national heritage and promotion of sustainable human development, all under principles of transparency, solidarity, equity, participation and respect for cultural diversity.


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