Applications are open

Applications are open

Volunteer for a Project abroad!

Yes, you can apply now to volunteer for one of our projects. Read more here:


New year, new programme. The Jimmy Nelson Foundation will be creating documentation projects around the world, and for that, we need talented photographers, filmmakers and editors to assist. The goal: to document indigenous heritage, celebration, pride and values, but now through the eyes of young adults from the culture itself. What is more, we want to create a space where young people from different backgrounds can learn from each other.

From central Africa, to the islands in the Pacific – the new project called ‘Circle of Cultural Connection’ consists of small projects around the globe in the shape of several (not yet determined) cultural festivals. The projects start from June onwards and last until autumn. After the one to two week lasting projects, we will create an online platform on which all this cultural wealth is shared with the rest of the world.

Are you passionate about photography, traveling and indigenous cultures? Are you intrigued by documenting the pride that lies in our global cultural heritage and to work together on a basis of mutual respect and connection with people from other cultures? Then we might be looking for you!



How does it work?

Go to the participation page on our website. Here you will find a form you can fill in with your information, motivation (maximum one page) an portfolio. All applicants are required to become a Friend of the Foundation as they apply and will be guided through a special Friend page at the end of the application. After applying, volunteers will join an online database, which is competition-based. From this list, we will select our project teams in the upcoming months. For the FAQ and more information on what to expect, go to Participate.