Non-Medical Volunteers: Photojournalist
The Photojournalist is responsible for recording the visual and personal stories of the missions. With a digital camera, a pen and curiosity, s/he will create a visual story for those watching from home that focuses on the color, drama and beauty of the fast-paced medical mission. S/he is expected to write a daily blog and post it to http://rotaplast.typepad.com/missions/. The blog is reviewed by the Rotaplast family, donors, the team’s friends and the general public to keep abreast of our missions in real time, and as a memoir throughout the year.
Knowledge of the local language is helpful in order to interview patients, hospital staff, officials and families. The Photojournalist also assists the Medical Records Keeper during Opening Day Clinic, and may be asked to help take before-and-after images in the operating room for Medical Records.”
After the mission, the Photojournalist will provide Rotaplast with 150 to 300 of the best photos, viewable on Rotaplast's Flickr stream and the text of any articles or stories written about the mission.