you ever dream of being a radio newscaster? Or a dramatic
reader? How about an audio production board operator? Maybe
you're a whiz with Facebook or Twitter, or handy at configuring
computer hardware or software. Or maybe you'd just like to
help people who can't see quite as well as you can. If so,
consider volunteering for Omni Media Networks. You can read
books, magazines, or newspapers, help us become more involved
in social media, or help maintain our crotchety computers.
to Volunteer for Omni
are always needed and welcome. Contact
Jerry before you come to start volunteering so he will
know what you will be doing. As a volunteer you will be required
to comply with the Golden Hours handbook for volunteer radio
readers and broadcasters.
reading the daily newspaper requires you to come into the
recording studio at the Oregon Commission for the Blind, you
can read books from the comfort of your own home. If you'd
like to read a book, first contact Jerry
to make sure someone else hasn't already read that book on
the air. Almost every type of book is fair game to read, though
we'd really prefer to avoid religious or self-help books.
Other than that, if it's a book you're interested in, then
people who hear you read it will be interested too. Hint:
our listeners tell us they really like Science Fiction, Histories,
reading the book, you'll need to use your computer's microphone
(or get one) and save your recordings as MP3 files. Each recording
should be as close to and no more than 55 minutes long. So
most likely you will need to create several recordings to
read an entire book. Once you save each recording (with a
descriptive name so we know what it is), zip it and send it
to us. We recommend using Dropbox
to send large files like these. When receive all the recordings
for that book, we'll schedule it to air.
Intros and Outros
we air your book, we won't air it all at once, just one episode
a day or one a week. Therefore, we'd like you to include some
standard text at the beginning and end of every reading.
the beginning of each episode:
this is (your name) with reading number (episode number) of
(book title) written by (author), published by (publisher)
the second episode and after, also include:
our last reading (short synopsis of what happened in the last
the end of every episode:
have just completed reading number (episode number) of (book
title) ending on page (page number). This has been (your name)
reading for Omni Media Networks."
Your Volunteer Hours
you do any volunteering for Omni, we'd like you to record
the number of hours you spent working for us. Keeping track
of the number of hours our volunteers spend can be useful
when we apply for grants or other funding.
your hours using this form.
Golden Hours Volunteers Google Group
have created a Google group to make it easier for volunteers
to communicate with each other and as a place to distribute
files you might need. To become a member of this group:
Hours Volunteers group. If you don't already have a Google
account, you can set one up there. And you can request to
join our group. Once you're accepted, you'll receive another
email letting you know that.
you're a member, you can send email
to the group and everyone in the group will receive it.
You can also visit
the group to access files and group information.
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