Student Volunteer Form

Greetings Richmond students!

Historic Richmond is seeking students to add their perspectives to Richmond’s sense of historical importance of architecture and placemaking. We would love your help by photographing, drawing and writing about your sense of Place and thus helping YOU earn volunteer hours to add to your job/college application portfolio.

About Historic Richmond:

Our mission is to shape the future of Richmond by preserving our distinctive historic character, sparking revitalization and championing our important architectural legacy. Our city is evolving every day. The skyline and the landscape are changing. We are dedicated to keeping the Richmond of tomorrow unique and distinct from every other city on Earth.

How you can earn volunteer hours:
Here are some sample assignments, if you have your own ideas, reach out to us, we’d love to hear them!

Assignment 1

Simply walk around your neighborhood, or around your favorite Richmond places. Take photos of (or draw) Richmond’s old structures and places that you want to talk about. (Bonus points if you get seasonal things like flowers, autumn leaves, snow, people having fun in front of old buildings.)

POST it and

  • tag us (@HistoricRVA on Instagram, @HistoricRichmond on Facebook)
  • tell us WHY this old place or building is important to you
  • note where you are- the neighborhood, the block (1800 block of W Cary Street) and even better, the exact address so, if you’re interested, we can show you how to research the stories and people who lived there.
  • research and mention in your post elements of the architecture or neighborhood
  • fill out the waiver information, here:

Student Volunteer Form

A form to collect waiver and student contact information.
Waiver(Required)
Student Waiver We will be resharing student's photos and text, which I hope will help in job and college applications. Sometimes we might want to use them in a newsletter, etc., and if so, I can also send you a copy of that if it helps. Legal Language You retain all rights to any photograph you submit -- including ownership, if applicable -- other than those rights licensed in the next sentence: By sharing media with Historic Richmond, you hereby grant to Historic Richmond the following: (i) a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, and publicly display the photographs you submit to Historic Richmond, and (ii) the right to use your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications. All submitted photographs will be credited with the caption "Photo Name by Photographer Name, Courtesy of Historic Richmond" when used. Historic Richmond has final approval of any language that appears on its website, publications and marketing materials with any of the photos.
email, profile urls, etc.

Assignment 2

Reach out to an older family member who lives with or near you / a neighbor to answer questions in their own voices, hearing what is similar, what is different, what the older person remembers and how they perceive the same place differently than the other… you could record your conversation, take photos, video, all kinds of ways to share these conversations and thoughts.

Answer:

  •  Note the address and neighborhood and who you have involved.
  • “What is your favorite place here? Why?”
  • “What stories / what do you know about this place?”
  • Take pictures and tag us (@HistoricRVA on Instagram, @HistoricRichmond on Facebook)
  • fill out the waiver information, here:

    Student Volunteer Form

    A form to collect waiver and student contact information.
    Waiver(Required)
    Student Waiver We will be resharing student's photos and text, which I hope will help in job and college applications. Sometimes we might want to use them in a newsletter, etc., and if so, I can also send you a copy of that if it helps. Legal Language You retain all rights to any photograph you submit -- including ownership, if applicable -- other than those rights licensed in the next sentence: By sharing media with Historic Richmond, you hereby grant to Historic Richmond the following: (i) a non-exclusive, irrevocable, royalty-free license to reproduce, distribute, and publicly display the photographs you submit to Historic Richmond, and (ii) the right to use your name, city, state and country of residence in promotions and other publications. All submitted photographs will be credited with the caption "Photo Name by Photographer Name, Courtesy of Historic Richmond" when used. Historic Richmond has final approval of any language that appears on its website, publications and marketing materials with any of the photos.
    email, profile urls, etc.

HAVE FUN, be creative, and with our guidance, your project can turn into most anything!

Once you have your timesheets ready to sign, I can sign them for you electronically, or meet with your guidance counselor to sign all your school’s hours at once… we will figure it out so that it is easy for you.

I am looking forward to working with you!

Kind regards,
Copeland Casati at Historic Richmond

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