Our mission is to empower the world’s poorest citizens to participate in the community media movement so they can right the wrongs they witness and become players in the global media revolution.
Video Volunteers (VV) is working to create an alternative media landscape in which thousands of people around the world, living in slums and villages, are producing high quality video content that brings awareness to communities and empowers them to take action.
We create models of sustainable, locally owned media, and devise training programs that give communities the journalism, critical thinking and creative skills to run them.
The organization was started in 2003 by Jessica Mayberry as a project of the Creative Visions Foundation, and it is now led jointly by Stalin K. and Jessica Mayberry.
Our work has earned us several awards including the prestigious Manthan Award South Asia ‘09, grants from the Knight News Challenge, Echoing Green Foundation, Tech Museum Award and the NYU Stern Business School Social Business Plan Competition in 2008. Video Volunteers is active in the US, India, and Brazil and has done projects in other places such as Africa.
Video Volunteers’ programs have also created great impact and have helped local communities find solutions to their specific problems. However, we continue to work to empower more communities to raise their voices and lead, connect and change, to not only better their lives, but to make a better place for all.