Who we are looking for: We're casting voices for African-American, Latinx, and other culturally-diverse stories that need authentic voices. We're looking for diverse voice-over artists and experienced narrators, and youthful voices are always welcomed.
What makes a great narrator: Literature narrators must imbue their reading with personality, energy & convey the "mood" of the book they record. All narrators must be highly skilled readers & ideally have some level of "performance" ability to bring a sense of entertainment, character & realism to their recordings.
Volunteer Expectations: Training, an audition, and equipment check are required. See our Recommended Equipment list: https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTwPdd6A_mbBnF9XkpcEvr-B7yGt9RC6UjIHB7xyYGxE_sPfIN7LO9n8Sro_9Zgc-Fizo8ThL9NBS_y/pub
This role is ideal for anyone looking for ongoing, long-term volunteering. If you’re looking for a short-term volunteer opportunity, we recommend the Quality Assurance role.
Preview some projects we record! Take a peek at the literature narration projects we have available by visiting our Literature Portal: https://vcpro.learningally.org/voicetext.php#need=Narrator!
Note that you'll need training before auditioning for any of these projects, and common voice types may have limited project availability.
We have a training course that all volunteers go through, and not everyone will become a reader.
The Next Step is to register here: https://www.volgistics.com/ex/portal.dll/ap?ap=1182715282
Our vision is for all people to have equal opportunities to learn. Our mission is to promote personal achievement when access and reading are barriers to learning by advancing the use of accessible and effective educational solutions.
We are a national non-profit dedicated to helping blind, visually impaired and dyslexic students succeed in education. Started in 1948 in the New York Public Library as Recording for the Blind, the organization utilized volunteers to record books for blinded veterans returning from WW II. We now offer the world’s largest collection of human-narrated audio textbooks and literature as well as solutions, support and community for parents, teachers and students.
We understand that all people learn differently and may need options to achieve their full potential. We are dedicated to helping individuals grow and succeed academically when access and reading are barriers to their learning. We will succeed by partnering with our communities and being a champion for those we serve so they may have the most accessible and effective solutions to achieve their personal best.
Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
People with Disabilities
We'll work with your schedule.
This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.
February 3, 2021
Literacy / Reading
Basic Computer Skills
Verbal / Written Communication
Must be at least 16
Orientation or Training
Commitment to complete training & project deadlines
Windows or Mac computer, online access, headphones, and mic if you want to be a narrator