A First Exposures Volunteer Classroom Assistant

Volunteer Classroom Assistants have a unique position at First Exposures. They act as a teacher and classroom assistant, facilitator, and support-person to mentors and mentees. They have the photography skills necessary to help others with technical questions and an enthusiasm to be a bigger part in making First Exposures a success. Volunteer Classroom Assistants help to create an enriching learning atmosphere for everyone in the program.

Some Volunteer Classroom Assistant Responsibilities: 
  • Show up and be excited to work.
  • Ask questions as needed.
  • Meet with the instructor regularly.
  • Be photo and tech-skilled to help the instructor, as well as, mentor and mentee pairs.
  • Set goals for the day and week with the instructor and follow through with them.
  • Communicate days off needed in advance.
In order to become a Volunteer Classroom Assistant

1. Complete the application below.
2. Have your application reviewed by our staff.
3. Have a personal interview with one of our program coordinators.
4. Have us check your references.
5. Pass a background check.
6. Provide your DMV driving record.
7. Attend mandatory trainings.

We want the Volunteer Classroom Assistant experience to advance your skills, engagement, and life goals. Please share with your instructor what you're hoping to gain from the experience and the instructor you're paired with will try to support that.

QUESTIONS? Please call or email Aneeta Mitha:
310-210-5486 /// aneeta@firstexposures.org
Junior Mentor Application due August 16th, 2020

Date: Every Saturday from September 12th to December 12th
Time: Two class options offered, mornings or afternoons for 1.5 hours
Where: In the virtual world
First Exposures Virtual Fall Program details:

First Exposures is approaching Fall 2020 in a new way! Our theme this year will be Inside Out, which will center the voice, experience, and imagination of our youth during the quarantine, culminating in a project at the end of the semester. We want this semester to be about the diverse and unique ways young people process, make sense of, and create their realities, empowering them to dream of new worlds and possibilities. To look at some great examples, look here, here, here, here, and here!

Fall 2020 will run from September 12th to December 12th; to maintain safety for our community, we will be holding all of our classes virtually. We will be offering two class focuses, "fiction" and "nonfiction", as well as, two class times to choose from, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The times of each class will be confirmed through email. All of our classes will be taught by instructors, using digital cameras, photo editing software, and creativity as our tools.

The Fiction Focus will be a class that explores photography styles such as fine art, conceptual, abstract, and experimental.

The Nonfiction Focus will be a class that explores photography styles such as documentary, photojournalism, and street photography.

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* Which time do you prefer?

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* Which focus do you prefer?