As a small non-profit organization committed to securing free access to information for everyone . At THE WHY, no day is the same and we aim to ensure that our volunteers have real input, that best matches their skills to the relevant tasks. To give you a general idea of ​​the types of tasks we are looking for with the WHY please see and outline below.

 - if just one of these tasks sounds like it would be of interest to you, then we'd love to hear from you.


Typical tasks for volunteers:

  • Video editing; of pre-existing footage into compilation trailers and short clips for our Youtube, Vimeo and SoMe platforms using FinalCut Pro.
  • Videography; filming of why events to be cut into promotional material.
  •  Communications; develop and deliver communications strategy across SoMe to increase online engagement between broadcasters, potential funders and other relevant stakeholders and The Why.
  • Post-production administration; supporting the project manager to collect, finalize and deliver relevant paperwork to broadcasters.
  • Event Coordination; supporting the project manager in the organization of events (film screenings etc.) as part of wider campaigns.
  • Copywriting; writing copy for both digital and paper assets for The Why promotion and outreach.


Founded in 2004 by documentary visionaries Mette Hoffmann Meyer (former head of documentaries at DR) and Nick Fraser (founder of BBC documentary beach Storyville), WHY was set to ensure investigative documentaries are available to everyone everywhere.

THE WHY produces & donates documentaries to underserved countries and distributes them on a sliding fee scale to other broadcasters around the world. At present we have 3 live projects, WHY SLAVERY ?, WHY STORIES & WHY PLASTIC? - The topical themes of our investigative documentary series allow us to engage with an extensive network of broadcasters, filmmakers and journalists to create high-quality content. Our films now reach more than 200 countries and territories with over 70 television broadcasters, local non-profit organizations and schools. By securing access to informative documentary films and arranging outreach events, we encourage global critical debate on human rights and environmental issues. is Denmark's leading volunteer job portal.

Volunteering is for everyone - we welcome all applicants regardless of gender, ethnicity, nationality, social background, sexual orientation or religious background.

  • Updated: 10.01.19
  • Expires: 07.02.19


  • Assignmenttype: Communication and IT, Managing activities, Practical work
  • Workarea: Cultural activities
  • Continual volunteering
  • Organisation: THE WHY FOUNDATION

Information about the organisation:


  • Address: 55 Gothersgade, 1123 København K