Digital Work Life

Volunteer and Paid Positions
in downtown
Silver spring, Maryland

Digital Work Life

Youth Opportunities

Volunteer Teacher Aid: 

Description: Volunteers coach other younger students participating in GBYM classes or projects. 

Volunteer slots are between 4:30pm and 6:30pm, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Position is in person only.

Only HS juniors and seniors are eligible. 

Spanish or Amharic language skills are desirable but not required.

Knowledge of digital media software is helpful.

Interest in filmmaking, coaching and tutoring is a must. 

Please sign up through the Volunteer Center website for these positions and time slots. Opportunity eligible for SSL hours.

Contact Anna MacLachlan at with any questions. 

Summer DOCS 2022!

All positions have now been filled for the apprenticeship program 

Application deadline was April 1

Details and application here on our Summer Jobs page.

Program is July 11 through August 11, 2022.  Must be available for the complete program.

Spring and Summer Film Club

Work together on our current film projects with excellent film teachers. 

Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 4:30 to 6:30pm 

For volunteers in middle and high school. 

Activities are eligible for SSL hours. 

REGISTER here to volunteer on film projects or take our film classes. 

Experienced Professional Opportunities

Digital Work Life

How to Donate your Time and Expertise at GB Youth Media 

Contact Anna MacLachlan at to ask questions or to schedule your volunteering. 

Time slots are available Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5pm. 

Zoom or in person at our Silver Spring studio. 


Visit or teach our youth filmmakers for 30 minutes or one hour. 

Vaccination required for teachers and guests over 18. 

Volunteer Guest Teachers

Volunteer Guest Speakers

Volunteer Interviewees


 Sign up to talk with a small group of youth volunteers or guest teach a specific topic. We invite speakers in numerous fields of expertise or experience.


  • Advocates/Social Workers

  • Therapists 

  • Film artists and crew

  • Graphic design

  • Immigration law and reform

  • Social justice activists

  • Numerous human rights topics

  • Small business owners 

  • Equitable housing and real estate law/history of redlining and covenants


Job updated April 18, 2022.

Experienced Professional Volunteer Opportunities

Paid Positions for Experienced Professionals

Guest Teacher

Guest Speaker

We are booking experienced filmmakers, from creators to post editors, to guest teach a small group of youth volunteers, or be interviewed by a small group. 

Schedule: Bookings are between 4:30pm and 6:30pm, Monday through Thursday

Location: Our studio at 900 Wayne Ave, Silver Spring,, MD 

Who: 8 to 12 youth volunteers from local middle and high schools who joined GBYM to produce short films.

Compensation is $200 for a two-hour engagement. 

Email if interested in this invitation.