Volunteer Readers Needed!
The Metropolitan Washington
Ear is a non-profit organization that provides reading services for the blind,
visually-impaired and print disabled of the Washington area.
We are currently seeking volunteers.
Our Volunteer Opportunities are as follows:
- Readers for the Dial-In Newspaper and Magazine services: Volunteers are asked to take a brief audition
and commit to a weekly shift of two hours, between 6:00 am - 11:00 am, to
read The Washington Post, selections of The Wall Street Journal,
USA Today, Time Magazine,
People, and the Washingtonian Magazines into a computer,
which will then be accessed by low vision or blind callers.
- Readers for the Radio Broadcast: Volunteers are asked to take a brief audition and commit to 2
hours per week to read magazines, newspapers, and other national
publications to be aired on our 24-hour closed circuit radio broadcast and
our world wide webcast.
- Look-up Service: We are
looking for volunteers to help with the look-up service. Volunteers agree
to be at home and available (via telephone call forwarding from the
Dial-In number to your phone one night a week from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM).
Call forwarding will keep your name and phone number anonymous. Volunteers
will be responsible for looking up items in The Washington Post not
covered in the daily reading -- Classified Ads and the Yellow
- Speakers Bureau:
Volunteers are needed to speak on behalf of the Washington Ear at local
organizations, schools, churches, and to man information booths at local
health fairs. We only recruit speakers from our readers.
- Office Help Volunteers
are needed to help answer phones, help with data entry, filing, mass
mailings and other office duties.
If you are interested, or would like more
information about becoming a volunteer or to schedule an audition, call 301-681-6636
and ask for Rene Schecker. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:00
PM. Our E-mail address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
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