Is Volunteering for You?

What would I be doing?
Our volunteers present entertainment and friendship to patients, staff, family and friends as well as the hospital community. We are a diverse team with people from all walks of life and varying age.

The role involves working within a team of other volunteers when you would have the opportunity to gain enjoyment and experience in all aspects of running a radio station, from presenting, engineering, administration, communication, ward visiting, committee positions and fundraising.

As a hospital radio volunteer you could be involved in any of the following areas:

  • Ward visiting and chatting to patients to collect music requests and dedications.
  • Build a rapport with listeners
  • Help to prepare programmes
  • Operate the studio desk and/or the computer system
  • Present live or recorded shows
  • Invite special guests for recorded interview
  • Contribute new ideas for how to improve the service
  • Bring your external work experience to help run the station
  • Help with fundraising vents
  • Internal communications
  • General housekeeping of the station/making cups of tea

What skills and attributes would I need?

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • A passion for radio
  • The ability to operate equipment and computers (training given if you wish to go this route)
  • Fundraising ideas
  • Energy, enthusiasm and commitment
  • Empathy with people from all walks of life
  • Professionalism in your commitment to the role
  • Willingness and enthusiasm to learn

What could it lead to?
Volunteering for hospital radio can be a rewarding experience for any age (you must be over 18 years of age). As well as bringing music and entertainment to the hospital community, you could also become an experienced presenter, reporter, committee member or fundraiser.

How can I join?
For further information send an email to membership@ldhr.co.uk