Archive | August, 2011

Photography and Event Volunteers Needed!

28 Aug

One of NYC’s non-profits that is near and dear to my heart, ioby (stands for “in our backyards”),  is in need of volunteers for upcoming Fall events. Specifically, they’re looking for photographers to help capture some of the awesomeness that will occur, but sommeliers, cater waiters, and general volunteers are also needed.

A new professional or photography student looking to build his or her portfolio could use this as an opportunity to work with emerging leaders in NYC. ioby has a high standard of work already, based on the excellent work of three photographers at their last event; pictures here:

The events are quite different from each other, but all are fundraisers for ioby or projects on ioby. They are, chronologically:

Sept 10th: A largely LGBTIQ late night costumed dance party at a private residence in Lower Manhattan

Sept 15th: An intimate outdoor dinner party at St. Mark’s Church on the Bowery featuring Bravo’s Top Chef Dave Martin and other celebrities (*experience in shooting food required). Get tickets here:

Sept 18th: An afternoon rooftop panel discussion about rooftops

Nov 10th: An evening benefit in Brooklyn (location to be confirmed)

Nov 12th: Design exhibition in Brooklyn (date to be confirmed)

Dec 30th: A top chef prepared oyster and champagne fundraiser featuring sustainably raised oysters and the farmers who raised them. (date to be confirmed)

Interested photographers should send a short email of interest, resume and link to portfolio to Erin at with “Photographer” in the subject line.


New Opportunity: Painting with the Met Council!

12 Aug

Volunteers needed to paint the recreation room of senior home on Wednesday, August 17th at 1:00 PM!

Description:  The Met Council is looking for some volunteers to spend an afternoon repainting a recreation room for low-income seniors who live in Brooklyn.  It’s an easy way to make a big impact! All the necessary materials will be provided, and with your help, the seniors will be able to enjoy their recreation space once more!


Abraham Residence I

3915 Neptune Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11224

RSVP to Malwina at or 212-453-9526

Met Council Mission Statement: “Met Council is the voice of the Jewish poor and the first line of defense for our community’s needy. We fight poverty through comprehensive social services and treat every individual with dignity and respect. Our grassroots Jewish Community Council network strengthens families and neighborhoods throughout New York City.”