Ready to Help Other Kids?

Videos for Kids and Adults of all Abilities


30-60 Minutes


In the comfort of your home.


Throughout the year


An adult may be needed to help a child video and upload their creations.


JF&CS families with young children and adults with intellectual and development different abilities (IDD) are treasuring the videos that are being made by volunteers.


JF&CS is creating a library of activities for our clients who are differently abled and cannot attend school or a day program during the COVID-19 crisis. Volunteers can record themselves on their phone doing an adaptive art project, dance, workout, yoga, song session, book reading, relaxation, or meditation. 


A phone with a camera, or video camera.


Parents may need to help a child upload a video.


Turn your video on. Lights, camera, action, Go!


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  1. Open camera app on your phone.
  2. Select video.
  3. Start recording (big red button in the center).
  4. Once recording, make sure you are using the back camera. If you’re holding your phone with the screen facing you, the screen should show what’s in front of you.
  5. Place your phone laying horizontally on a surface. Make sure it’s not standing vertical; this can affect the quality once we upload it.
    • You can lean your phone against a mug or other items if it’s not up against a wall.
    • Once your phone is placed horizontally, try and look at the screen to make sure it’s pointed where you will be.
  6. At this point the phone is already recording, so you can start doing whatever you want for the video. I can cut out the set-up process once I have the video, just say out loud that you’d like to start the video while recording.
  7. Once you’re done with your video, just press the big red record button again to end the video.


Uploading to OneDrive from your phone

  1. Go to the Appstore and search for OneDrive
    1. Download the OneDrive app. It might ask for your Apple ID and password to download.
  2. Once the app downloads, open it.
  3. Sign in using your @jfcsboston email and password. You do not need an @jfcsboston email to use OneDrive, Dropbox, or Google Drive.
  4. Once you’re signed in, click the plus in the top right corner.
  5. Select upload from the options that appear.
  6. Click photos and videos.
  7. Selects recents.
  8. Once in recents, you should see your photos and videos. Find the video you would like to send. If you just recorded it, it should be the last one at the bottom.
  9. After selecting the video, you’ll see a small checkmark on the box of that video. Click done in the top right corner.
  10. From here, the video is uploading to OneDrive. On the bottom of your screen, there should be a blue bar that says “Uploading 1 of 1.” If you’re uploading more than one video, it will show you it’s progress by saying “Uploading 1 of 2,” or “Uploading 2 of 2.”
    1. If you click the bottom blue bar, it will show you a moving progress bar of how long your video is taking.
    2. Uploading a video can take some time. Try to connect your phone to your home wifi if you’re at home, this should help speed it up. While uploading, you can continue using your phone and not look at the app, it’ll keep doing it on its own. Uploading a high quality, 3 minute video has taken me about 15-20 minutes in the past and it will take a while if your video is long, but it will eventually finish.
  11. Once done, the video will appear on your OneDrive screen. If you’re on the progress bar screen, it will say done where the progress bar used to be. If not, you’ll just see it in your OneDrive.
  12. From your OneDrive screen, click the three dots to the right of your video.
  13. Click Share
  14. From the screen that pops up, type in the email address of the person you want to send it to. You can also add a message to the email if you want.
    1. This screen will have an option that says “anyone with the link can edit.” This option is fine since I will only be able to see the video, not any of the other files that may be on your OneDrive.
  15. Click send and you’re done! This will send me a link to the video, which I can download and then put on Youtube.