We always welcome new volunteers. There are a wide variety of different ways to help. The production of the Talking Newspaper is organised on a rota basis which means that volunteers involved in aspects of the production process are required approximately every five weeks.
These volunteers do their jobs at different times. The Herts & Essex Observer is issued on a Thursday. Items from the paper are chosen by an editing team on the Thursday morning, the material is read and recorded on Thursday evening in our studio by four readers and a technician and the distribution of the recording to our listeners is done on the Friday morning. Some of our volunteers are involved in more than one activity, some are there as reserves to help out when required.
In addition there are the usual administrative jobs to be done. You may have particular skills, for example in publicity or interviewing, which can help make our end product more interesting and help us reach a wider audience.
If you would like to know more, please ring Richard Barnett on 01279 651270 or Tracey Taylor on 01279 461096.