Talking Book Recording Studio Multiposition Volunteer


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


325 W. State St.Boise, ID 83702

Recording Idaho Talking Books


Learn all aspects of recording Idaho Talking Books.

  • Review/Edit digital audio files
  • Sound-Engineer/Monitor live recording sessions
  • Narrate books during live recording sessions.

All three of these positions work together as a team to create the Idaho Talking Book Services Collection. Learning all three positions enhances our ability to produce a professional quality audio book.

Starting in the Review/Edit position, you will learn to use digital recording software to proofread audio files, edit out distracting noise and identify audio that needs to be returned for re-recording . You will learn all the qualities that make up an outstanding audio book recording. Everything you learn in this position will build a strong base for moving into the next position.

As Sound-Engineer/Monitor, you will operate the digital recording software during live recording sessions; you will control the quality of the recording. As you adjust and monitor audio levels, you will direct the Narrator, giving feedback on proper pronunciation, emphasis, and inflection thus ensuring a recording that is as error free as possible. After you have mastered the first two positions, you will already have a thorough understanding of what is required to be a great narrator.

As Narrator you will be responsible for pre-reading and researching pronunciation on material to be recorded. During live recordings, you will learn how to deliver a great audio interpretation of the book, using emphasis and inflection to give meaning to the spoken words. An audition is required for this position.

These three positions are also listed individually on VolunteerMatch, but the very special people who can train and work as needed in two or all three positions, are our greatest need.

The very popular Idaho books and magazines recorded in our studio become part of the larger Talking Book Collection. This collection of audio books is circulated, free of charge, to qualified people across Idaho. (People who have either physical or visual difficulty reading standard print)


  • Basic Computer Skills

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 2 hours, once per week, Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm
  • Minimum 6 month commitment

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