Roundabout Talking News
How to become a Volunteer

There are 6 teams that help produce the recordings for our listeners.

Ø  Preparation Team – responsible for sorting the postal wallets returned from listeners which contain memory sticks.  All the postal wallets are put in alphabetical order by listener's name to facilitate the dispatch of that week’s recordings.

The team meets at the studio on Thursday evenings at 4.45pm for approximately 45 minutes. There is a rota in place which should mean helping out every third week. 

Ø  Editing Team – responsible for selecting articles from the West Sussex County Times and editing them down to a maximum of 300 words in order to include more items in the recording.  Articles are selected to try to include not only items on Horsham but also the surrounding villages.

The team meets at the studio on Thursday evenings at 4.45pm for approximately 45 minutes.  There is a rota in place which should mean helping out every third week.

Ø  Readers – responsible for reading the articles edited from the West Sussex County Times such that they are digitally recorded in the studio.

The team meets at the studio on Thursday evenings at 7pm for approximately 45 minutes. There is a rota in place which means helping out once a month. 

Ø  Magazine Team – responsible for creating or selecting items that would be of interest to the visually impaired listeners and recording those items in the studio.

The team meets at the studio on Thursday evenings at 6.10pm for approximately 50 minutes.  There are 3 magazine teams, one of which has one month on and one month off and the other 2 teams share the alternate month.

Ø  Sound Technicians – responsible for the recordings on to the hard drive of the computer in the studio and for ensuring the satisfactory quality of the recordings. They also create master copies of the recording on memory sticks.

Sound engineers are expected to arrive at the studio at around 6pm and stay until after the recordings finish at 7.45pm as they then have to make some enhancements to the recordings and create the master copies.

Ø  Fast Copying Team – responsible for the production of the required number of memory sticks having that week’s recording held on them.  This is achieved with the use of fast copying machines.  In addition the team place the memory sticks in the postal wallets and deliver them to the Royal Mail Sorting Office.

The team meets at the studio on Friday mornings at 8.30am for approximately 1 hour and 15 minutes.  There is a rota in place which means helping out once a month.

The volunteers running the service welcome newcomers to their ranks. If you are interested in volunteering and would like to gain a greater understanding of Roundabout Talking News and the opportunities available please contact the Secretary, Howard Brake, (telephone number 01403 253849 or e mail howardbrake@live.com), or the Chairman, Jon Dean (telephone 01403 266924 or 07746831378 or e mail jon.jj.dean@gmail.com) who will be pleased to give further details to those interested.


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