OPP OF THE DAY: Black Country Talking News Volunteer – Beacon Centre

Hours available: Wednesday  A.M.

Purpose: Assisting staff to create a talking newspaper on a weekly basis for visually impaired clients.

Summary of duties 

  • To record audio transcriptions of newspapers for visually Impaired people
  • Reading from a newspaper or other various articles/materials whilst being recorded, in a recording booth
  • Editing of master copies of the talking newspaper (not essential)
  • Emptying and sorting of postal wallets
  • Copying and packing of newly recorded CD’s
  • Conducting Interviews with people from various backgrounds.

• Clear and friendly recording voice
• Good communication skills and an outgoing and friendly approachable manner are essential, as are reliability and a commitment to confidentiality
• An opportunity to meet new people
• Ability/willingness to understand the issues faced by Individuals living with sight loss
• To be non-judgemental and have the ability to treat people with respect
• A DBS disclosure is required for this role



Becky Green
Email – bgreen@beaconvision.org

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