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.
USA Today - a one hour show recorded on Fridays at 10 and 2:30 p.m.
Science World - a half hour show recorded about the topic of science. Volunteer would select materials from a variety of resources, dates and times for recording are flexible
Substitute Readers – an on call position to fill in for various programs
Board Operators – assist with the editing and production of shows; dates and times vary
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):
Daily Enquirer Word Game, Jumble and Cryptoquip - several readers needed, flexible, approx. 20 minutes.
Thursday Wall Street Journal News and Headlines- read by noon, approx. 45 minutes. – Reader needed beginning in August.
Jet magazine - weekly, table of contents and requests, time varies
Men's Health - 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
Lockland: A woman would like a reader once a week to help with mail.
North College Hill: A gentleman would like a friendly visitor who would enjoy conversation about his various artistic hobbies such as gemology and stain glass making.
St. Bernard: A gentleman would like assistance reading his mail.
Western Hills: A woman would like a reader once a week to assist with mail.
REQUESTS FOR TRANSPORTATION
Clifton: A woman would like assistance at the grocery store once a week.
Forest Park: A woman would like transportation to the grocery store once a week.
Union, KY: A gentleman would like transportation home from his gym and assistance with errands once a week.
Union, KY: A woman would like transportation to the grocery store and shopping assistance once a week.
REQUESTS FOR ACCESS TECHNOLOGY ASSISTANCE
Volunteers needed to assist clients with basic keyboard and computer skills. Various locations in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky are available. Training provided.
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!