Triangle Radio Reading Service
November 2, 2010
TRRS is worth your time - and donations!
Triangle Radio Reading Service provides a vital channel for information to the visually impaired in the greater Raleigh Triangle area. Something like 20,000 listeners tune in daily...and the more tech savvy listeners can tune in to podcasts of the readings, as well.
With only 2 paid staff members, it's amazing what this non-profit has done....and it has a lot more planned, to reach more of the computer, ipod, iphone, droid generations. Funding is needed to upgrade the technology to create formats for these markets.
As for my volunteer experience....totally worth it, and I recommend for anyone who likes to read aloud. There are opportunities to read newspapers on air, or record magazines, books, articles, poems, etc.
I've enjoyed reading the local papers on air, and the buddy system for reading is a good one, so you can trade off reading. The other volunteers are an easy-going bunch - the reading shifts go by quickly!
The volunteer coordinator does an excellent job of working with our life schedules - a real plus.
I was worried that a news anchor type accent would be required, but that's not the case. The range of ages, voices, and accents is really wide, and anyone who can speak and read clearly is welcomed.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
hearing stories how it's positively affected our visually-impaired neighbors in the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.
Ways to make it better...
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
...have to think about it. This org is run pretty well as is.
Would you volunteer for this group again?
For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?
Did the organization use your time wisely?
Would you recommend this group to a friend?
What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?
Nothing comes to mind.
Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)
It makes me feel more a part of the community.
How did this volunteer experience make you feel?
Good, nervous, happy, useful, appreciated.
When was your last experience with this nonprofit?
Volunteer & Read on-air - local and national newspapers.