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Video Volunteers

Video Volunteers’ international community media organization equips women and men in underdeveloped areas with video journalism skills, enabling entire communities to expose underreported stories from their communities and take action to right the wrongs of poverty, injustice and inequality.

Founded: 2003 by Jessica Mayberry

Video Volunteers
  • Program Area

    Education, Environment, Arts & Culture, Human Rights, Poverty Alleviation & Economic Development, Public Service & Civic Engagement
  • Location of Impact

    Global, India
  • Headquarters Location

    Panaji Area, India
  • Product Platforms

    Web, Hardware
  • Budget

    $500,000 to $1,000,000
  • Founder Demographics


Video Volunteers is an international organization empowering the voices of the world's unheard communities. Its mission is to empower the world's poorest citizens to right the wrong they witness by becoming players in the global information revolution. Providing disadvantaged communities with story and data gathering skills they need, Video Volunteers' models of locally-owned and managed monitoring and advocacy units teach people to articulate and share their perspective on the issues that matter to them - on a local and a global scale.

Funders and Awards

Knight News Challenge 2008, The Tech Awards, Echoing Green Fellow 2007, King Baudouin Foundation (of Belgium) International Development Prize, 2008, Manthan Award South Asia, 2009