Mission: The Open Media Foundation is a nonprofit charitable organization which exists to put the power of media and technology in the hands of the people in order to enable every person to actively engage their community and bring about the change they wish to see in the world.
Philosophy: Though electronic media production and distribution are more accessible than ever, they still require a certain skill set. If people aren't given the opportunity to learn these skills, they begin to lose their voice. Teaching at the Open Media Foundation allows individuals to share their love of media and technology with a larger community. Teaching also provides the opportunity to empower others and to give them a chance to share their views more eloquently, and with a larger community.
Compensation: The Open Media Foundation is always looking for experienced professionals to assist in teaching our certification workshops. The volunteers who assist in these classes enable us to keep the costs as low as possible and ensure that the media education is accessible to as many people as possible. Although we are unable to pay our volunteer teachers, to show our appreciation for the work theseindividuals provide, we can reward volunteer teachers with DOM Crew Bucks. DOM Crew Bucks can be applied to the cost of classes or memberships with Denver Open Media. For each hour of instruction, a volunteer teacher will receive 5 DOM Crew Bucks (equivalent of $10).
If you would like to volunteer to help teach one of our classes, please review our list of classes and then send your experience in any of those areas to firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to meeting you!