AINC relies on our dedicated team of volunteers to read and record print materials for publication on broadcast, podcast, and other listening platforms. For those who are blind, losing vision, or can’t read for a different reason, audio programming is a vital component of staying informed, connected, and engaged.
We do offer professional level podcast studios active AINC volunteers can rent out in Boulder, Colorado. With this option, you are not required to bring any of the above materials.
We want you to have a happy and successful volunteer experience. Your willingness to comply with our expectations ensures that your experience (and ours) will be a gratifying one! We will do our best to train you and work with you to be the best volunteer that you can be. However, chronic failure to meet the above expectations could result in a parting of ways.
Most volunteers start with one weekly program. (Roughly 1-2 hours per week)
The Director of Volunteer Services will have you read, record, and submit material they have prepared for you. You will be expected to follow their directions carefully in order to submit your audio audition over the internet. The volunteer coordinator will review the audition and get back to you when a program opening is available. As of March of 2020, all auditions have been virtual. Applicants can begin their audition any time after they submit their application.
Program assignments take into account a volunteer’s regular availability, and programming needs.
Our content can be heard on many platforms, including over-the-air broadcast, online podcasts and streams, on Amazon Echo’s, on a call-in service, and (in some cases), on other audio reading services around the country!
We provide training, and offer comprehensive instructions and guides online.
Upon submission of your application, you should have received a confirmation email with instructions on how to complete your virtual audition. Please check your spam inbox. If you still cannot find that email, please contact email@example.com.