MindsEye’s Broadcast Information Program translates the visual world of print into audio with a 24/7 broadcast stream. Volunteers read a variety of newspapers, books, ads, magazines, and other printed materials that are not accessible to people with visual disabilities. Volunteers can record from home or at MindsEye’s broadcast studio located in Belleville, IL.
Schedule and Commitment
Ideally, we encourage volunteer readers to give at least four hours per month, but we are flexible enough to accommodate various scheduling needs. For example, some volunteer readers record new show episodes each week, while others fill in as substitute readers when they are available. Volunteer readers can record at home or at MindsEye’s studio.
Onboarding and Training
We hold monthly volunteer orientations via Zoom, where new volunteers learn about the history of MindsEye’s Broadcast Information Program, the types of publications we record and why we record them, how to be an effective radio reader, options for recording: in studio or remote, and next steps in the volunteer process.
Please note that we are currently on a waitlist for new radio readers. To be added to the list and to learn more about becoming a volunteer reader for the Broadcast Information Program, please fill out the form below.
Broadcast Radio Reader Volunteer Signup
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