Our network of volunteer photographers donate their time and talents to the Coalition in a number of ways. Because we serve the entire state of Wisconsin, we are always looking for volunteer photographers in every county – or who may be willing to travel from time to time to a neighboring or nearby county.

Projects 

  • Photo listing services for waiting children. For children and youth being photo listed, we post a portrait and description on our website (wiadopt.org). These images are useful in helping us recruit permanent homes for waiting children and youth. All images from these sessions are donated directly to the Coalition for our use with a copyright tag line of the donating photographer and/or studio name.
    (Please note: In the interest of maintaining and respecting the confidentiality and safety of the child/children/youth being photo listed, we ask that our volunteer photographers refrain from utilizing any and all images from a donated session in portfolios, blogs, social media, or website posts.)
  • Senior portraits for youth in foster care. The statistics are grim for foster youth when it comes to high school graduation. And, even for those youth who do graduate, they often don’t have the resources to have senior portraits taken. This program pairs volunteer photographers with high school seniors in foster care who would otherwise be unable to have senior portraits taken.When completing a senior portrait photo session, we ask that you donate your time, including any travel time, talents, and a selection of digital files for the youth. If you wish to do more, for example, donating a print package, as well, that is entirely up to you! The Coalition does not receive any of the images from these sessions for publication or use.
    (Please note: In the interest of maintaining and respecting the confidentiality and safety of the child/children/youth being photographed, we ask that our volunteer photographers refrain from utilizing any and all images from a donated session in portfolios, blogs, social media, or website posts.)
  • Special events.We have a number of events, conferences, and occasions throughout the year that we like to have photographed. For example, our annual Adoption Celebration Gala in November, family conferences, our annual golf outing, and periodic open houses. We use the photos on our websites and in our publications. All images from these sessions are donated directly to the Coalition for our use with a copyright tag line of the donating photographer and/or studio name. In some cases, we are able to provide a small stipend upon receipt of digital images.
    (Please note: In many cases, images taken at these types of events are clear for use by the donating photographer/studio in portfolios, blogs, social media, or website posts. A representative from the Coalition for Children, Youth & Families will confirm with the photographer if photos taken for an event can be shared.)

If you are interested in joining our network of volunteer photographers, please fill out and submit the form below.

    Please indicate which of our services you would be willing to participate in.