Photographer (Volunteer)

Length of post: One-off events/activities/tasks

Hours per week: N/A

Area: Administration

A bit about the organisation

Ability Bow is a dynamic, friendly and community-led gym which works with clients who demonstrate a long-term health condition or disability.

We believe in social inclusion and are passionate about people, with a commitment of ensuring our members and the local Tower Hamlets/east London community can feel fitter and stronger, for longer.

We are also currently building blocks for a new one-to-one service and by working together to achieve this, we're gradually aiming to make a real difference to physical and emotional wellbeing within inner London. 

A bit about the job role

Ability Bow is looking for a photographer (or someone with the skills of a photographer) to visit the gym to take some photographs that can be used for printed and digital marketing.

The aim is to develop a library of a wide range of images of the gym, our facilities (such as changing rooms, sauna) and our office spaces. The role will also include taking portraits of each member of staff. Ideally, the Volunteer Photographer will have experience in using Photoshop software to process and present images to a high standard.

Ability Bow is also looking for a photographer to attend our events and fundraising activities such as the London Marathon and RideLondon.

Description of tasks

Promotional Photographer

  • Take photographs of the Ability Bow Gym (with and without clients present), sauna, changing facilities, offices, staff portraits
  • Process, format, optimise, and provide all images suitable to print, use on social media, use on website and online communications (Mailchimp etc.)

Event Photographer

  • Attend one-off events to take photographs
  • Process, format, optimise, and provide all images suitable to print, use on social media, use on website and online communications (Mailchimp etc.)


You do not have to be a professional photographer to be suitable for this role; just someone who is good with a camera and can process photos.


The Promotional Photographer will be needed for 0.5 days to take photos plus processing.

The Event Photographer will be needed for one-off events, for around 6 hours per day plus processing time after the event.

Organisation hours and location

Ability Bow is open Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:30am to 5pm, with alternative opening hours on Tuesdays from 9:30am to 6pm and from 10am to 5pm on on Thursdays.

The role is based at Ability Bow, St. Paul's Church, St. Stephen's Road, Bow, E3 5JL.

Important Information

All volunteers are required to complete an application form - including giving two referees’ details - and, attend an informal interview. Volunteers are also required to present a valid DBS certificate or provide documentation for Ability Bow to undertake a DBS check.

Data protection and personal information

By applying for the volunteer role below, you confirm you also understand, agree and consent to:

  • All of the details listed within the ‘Important information’ section above and ‘Data protection and personal information’ subsection bullet points listed below, on this page
  • Your application details being passed on to Ability Bow’s volunteering coordinator for processing
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  • Your information being stored privately on our internal databases so we can provide you with relevant news and updates on our volunteering programme and wider communications on our services which you have agreed to opt into by applying for this role

Alternative formats

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