RADIO READING SERVICES - Do you like to read? Volunteers read newspapers and magazines over the radio for people who are blind, visually impaired and physically disabled. Reading takes place at our studio on Gilbert Ave.
• Cincinnati Enquirer – a one hour show recorded live on Tuesdays at 8 a.m.
• Cincinnati Enquirer – a one hour show recorded live on Thursdays at 8 a.m.
• Cincinnati Enquirer – a one hour show recorded on Sundays at noon.
• Board Operator – various opportunities throughout the week
• Substitute Readers – an on call position to fill in for various programs
PERSONALIZED TALKING PRINT SERVICE (PTP) - Volunteer from home! Volunteers read information into a voice mail system. Clients can call at their convenience and listen. PTP has the following openings (times are approximate):
• Ebony Magazine - monthly table of contents and requests - time will vary
• KMart ads - read on Sunday, twice a month – approx. 1 hour
• Sunday afternoon TV listings - read by noon from the Enquirer TV guide, approx. 30 minutes.
• Wednesday Enquirer request mailbox - flexible, fills requests as needed, time varies
• Daily Enquirer Word Game, Jumble and Cryptoquip - several readers needed, flexible, approx. 20 minutes.
• Tuesday Enquirer: section headlines, horoscopes, celebrity birthdays – read by noon, approx. 30 minutes.
• Jet magazine - weekly, table of contents and requests, time varies
• Men's Health - bi-monthly table of contents and requests - time varies
• Substitute readers are always needed for the Enquirer, the Wall Street Journal, Store Ads, and TV Listings
STAFF DRIVERS - If you are available during the workday, you may be interested in driving staff members who are blind or visually impaired. The staff members travel to client’s homes, office, or school for assessments and training sessions. Volunteer drivers may use their own vehicle or an agency vehicle and must have a good driving record and full insurance coverage. Reimbursement for mileage is provided.
OFFICE VOLUNTEERS - Volunteers assist throughout the agency with typical office activities of filings, mailings, and other special office oriented projects.
• Telephone Helpers—Volunteers contact RRS listeners and Talking Book Machine listeners via phone calls throughout the week and possibly weekends to update information and provide current information concerning each program.
ONE ON ONE VOLUNTEERS - Could you read to someone in his/her home or in a Senior Facility once a week for an hour? Some of the clients living in their own homes also need transportation to the bank, grocery store, or doctor; or someone may just be in need of a friendly visitor. Being a one on one volunteer means direct contact with a client about once a week. We have a variety of requests from clients in various parts of town so if you would like to volunteer by providing direct assistance to an individual this may be a good opportunity.
REQUEST FOR PERSONAL READERS AND FRIENDLY VISITORS
• Clifton: A woman would like a reader once a week to assist with mail.
• Hamilton: A woman would like someone to read print materials and file them.
• Lockland: A woman would like a reader once a week to help with mail.
• Loveland: The Lodge Care Center would like a reader Thursday mornings at 10:00 to read to a group of 7 for an hour.
• Oakley: A man would like someone to read mail.
REQUESTS FOR TRANSPORTATION
• Hamilton: A woman would like a friendly visitor to go to lunch and shopping, or occasional medical appointments.
• North Avondale: A woman would like someone to go with her to Jungle Jim’s once a month.
• Ridgewood: A woman would like transportation to the grocery store once a week.
If you are interested in any of these opportunities, please contact
Stephanie Togneri, Manager of Agency Volunteer Services at 513-487-4217
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Training will be provided. Thank you!