Education Blog

Have Fun. Do Good. Volunteer!

By Paige Grand Pré, Education Communications Associate 03.02.16

The JBFC’s education programs for school and community organization groups are made possible with the passionate support of our dedicated volunteers. We encourage you to join our team and have a positive impact on the lives of young children across the region.

See Hear Feel Film
This one-of-a-kind education initiative helps third grade students become more active viewers of visual media and lead more examined lives. The program uses film to spark students’ creative expression and storytelling skills, while helping them write with clarity, confidence, and joy. During the 2016–17 school year, students from over 35 elementary schools throughout Westchester County visited the JBFC’s Media Arts Lab for the two-hour program. During the workshops, students view and discuss short films from around the world and collaborate creatively in small groups to practice the tools filmmakers use to tell stories.

Volunteers for See Hear Feel Film help third grade students learn to think like filmmakers during weekday sessions at the Media Arts Lab in Pleasantville. Although the existing model for See Hear Feel Film instruction will shift for the 2017–2018 school year from a field trip/teaching artist model to an integrated classroom experience, there will still be a need for volunteers at the Media Arts Lab for the coming year, albeit with a less rigid level of commitment. We will keep all past and current volunteers in the loop regarding upcoming changes to the volunteer experience, but encourage prospective volunteers to contact us in the meantime for further details!

For more information, contact Imani Humphries,

To Apply:

Please fill out an application electronically and send it along via email to with “Education Volunteer” in the subject line of your email. You may also mail your application to Jacob Burns Film Center, ATTN: Human Resources, 405 Manville Rd. Pleasantville, NY 10570. No phone calls please.