Volunteer Book Reader/Recording Listener

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ORGANIZATION: Braille Institute of America, Inc. (Los Angeles Center)

Do you enjoy reading? Do books on tape interest you? How about a little of both? The Braille Institute Library is looking forvolunteers with a "good ear" to read and listen to recordings to check for accuracy.

Duties:
* Silently read texts of books and compare it to recorded versions
* Silently read texts of books and compare it to recorded versions
* Log any errors that change the meaning of the text
* Use Windows Media Player to keep log with descriptions of errors or missing lines, using (hrs: mins: seconds) format

*Volunteers will not read books for recording purposes at this time.

Requirements:
* Ability to read and comprehend (grade 7-9 level) text
* Ability to read and comprehend (grade 7-9 level) text
* Attention to detail
* May require sitting in one position for long periods
* Comfortable with repetitive task(s)
* Prior knowledge of Windows Media Player helpful
* Ability to work in quiet, little to no foot traffic environment

Days/Hours:
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

*Most volunteers offer 2-3 hours per week, but volunteers are welcome to work multiple days.

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About Braille Institute of America, Inc. (Los Angeles Center)

Location:

741 N Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90029, US

Mission Statement

Braille Institute is committed to eliminating blindness and severe sight loss as barriers to a fulfilling life. Through educational training, programs, and services, we help tens of thousands of people each year regain and maintain their independence. We serve to enable families, friends, and others to understand the realities of sight loss. We also inform and educate the public about the capabilities of people who are visually impaired. Our educational, social, and recreational programs are provided in an environment of hope and encouragement, seeking to reinforce the confidence, self-esteem, and dignity of those who are visually impaired and enabling them to live, attend school, and work as they choose.

Description

Volunteers are needed in Braille Library to assist with various clerical duties, e.g., greet guests, contact patrons via telephone, basic check-ins, which may include checking on lapsed or inactive library user accounts for deletion. Volunteers are also needed to check in devices such as Victor Readers and digital players. Investigate use of BARD, e.g., difficulties, successes, need for assistance in how to use software. Depending on experience and comfort level, volunteers are needed to participate in outreach email campaigns, assisting with drafting emails, letters, and marketing teases aimed at various constituents, organizations, and stakeholders. Assist Library Outreach Manager as needed.

Assist students in library, cafeteria, classrooms, and other areas as needed, maintaining a professional and friendly attitude. Volunteers are needed to instruct (voluntary and needs-based) or assist instructors with various non-core courses (e.g. art, music, dance, exercise, etc.) based on experience, skillset, and availability. Volunteers will also assist various departments as needed, which may include housekeeping in the cafeteria or other areas.

CAUSE AREAS

Education & Literacy
Media & Broadcasting
People with Disabilities
Education & Literacy, Media & Broadcasting, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

741 North Vermont AvenueLos Angeles, CA 90029

(34.08414,-118.29231)
 

SKILLS

  • Literacy / Reading
  • Reading / Writing
  • Special Needs

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • *Most volunteers offer 2-3 hours per week, but volunteers are welcome to work multiple days.

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