Is one of your goals for the year to be more involved in our community by volunteering? Do you enjoy reading? What if you could make a difference in hundreds of people’s lives by reading just a couple of hours a week, or only once every month or two?
Volunteer with the Audio Reading Service, and provide a valuable service for people who aren’t able to read for themselves!
The Audio Reading Service records volunteers reading local and area newspapers, magazines, and more; then provides that audio via radio broadcast, online streaming, and podcasts for people who have difficulty reading independently.
Many of our listeners live with visual, physical, learning, or language challenges to reading traditional print, and this free service provides them with information they would otherwise not have access to, as well as a means to connect them with the rest of the community, improving their quality of life.
It’s easy and fun! Our volunteers are all ages, from all backgrounds, and all enjoy helping others through reading. We have opportunities for regularly scheduled volunteers to read for a couple of hours one day a week, periodic weekends, or as a substitute reader when your schedule allows. To see our current openings, click here – and if your skills and passions match our needs, we’d love to have you join our team of volunteers! An interview and audition is required.
As volunteer Craig Smith (pictured above) says, “I love reading for the ACPL Audio Read Service because it combines my love of reading with my love of hearing myself talk.”