Volunteer Reader for the Blind

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MindsEye

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Volunteer Reader
Volunteers of all ages and all backgrounds read and record material for people who are blind and visually impaired.

Volunteers read and record newspapers, magazines, and more. We distribute those recordings to people who are blind over 28 different platforms: radio, Internet, smartphone apps, a call-in phone service, and more. Our listeners are primarily low income individuals who cannot access this information in any other way.

Weekday, weekend and evening hours are available as your schedule and interests permit. A three-hour per month time commitment is required.

All positions are assumed to be on-going.

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About MindsEye

Location:

9541 Church Circle Dr, Belleville, IL 62223, US

Mission Statement

MindsEye translates vision into audio.

Description

We're MindsEye and our team of over 200 volunteers fill in the gaps created when people cannot access print or arts and entertainment due to visual impairment.

Volunteers read and record local newspapers, magazines, and books. We send those recordings out over a total of 26 different platforms: radio, Internet, smartphone apps, a call-in phone service, and more. Our listeners are primarily low income individuals who cannot access this information in any other way.

Audio description enhances and complements the work so those who are visually-impaired or blind gain a complete understanding of what is before them. MindsEye’s audio description means that every person who attends a theater production or exhibit, regardless of visual impairment, has the chance to enjoy a rewarding experience. This service transforms the experience for a person with visual-disabilities. It takes it from a potentially confusing and isolating event, to one of full enjoyment.

Volunteer Application found here --> mindseyeradio.org/volunteer/signup

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

9541 Church Circle DrBelleville, IL 62223

(38.56292,-90.08766)
 

SKILLS

  • Public Speaking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Reading / Writing
  • Verbal / Written Communication

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 16
  • Three-hours per month
  • All readers must pass audition and background.

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