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Volunteering

HHCR is always looking for new volunteers to help with a variety of tasks to run the station.
A Volunteer is a person who contributes time and effort freely without payment to help others.
Volunteering is a great way to widen your experiences, take on new responsibilities, develop and learn new skills, make new friends and meet people from different cultural and ethnic backgrounds within the community.

WHY DO PEOPLE VOLUNTEER?

A variety of reasons motivate people to volunteer. They may be committed to a cause and want to give their time to promote the cause. They may want to develop a new skill or gain confidence or they may want to build up experience needed to get into a chosen area of work.
People may volunteer for a few hours a week or be equivalent to paid staff. You choose how much time and commitment you are prepared to give.
Volunteering is a legitimate activity in its own right, but it is not a substitute for a paid job, No contract of employment is being created between you and HHCR.

What do we request from you?

  • To be committed to your agreed Task/Role.
  • To be reliable and punctual and to contact HHCR if you are unable to attend.
  • To behave in a non-judgmental way, non-threatening manner and be respectful to guests, staff and other * Volunteers as part of a team.

VOLUNTEER POSITIONS.

  • Radio Presenters: Anyone can be a presenter. If you have any ideas for a community chat show we can provide training so you can present your own radio show. Any age any stage.
  • Station admin: Administrator who is good at lists, tea maker, volunteer co coordinator, general station manager, cleaner, masseur, positive thinkers.
  • Station it support: Knowledge of computers, networking, general software, websites, reliable, nice holistic person, consistent, patient nature.
  • Audio production: Our audio production volunteers create and edit audio to produce trailers/imaging, interviews, features and whole programmes. The role also includes operating the studio equipment during recordings and live broadcasts of discussions and panel shows, and during outside broadcasts and events.
  • Music library: We have an extensive collection of music, with over 11,000 tracks in our music library.
    New tracks need to be added to our playout system and old tracks archived all the time, and the existing tracks managed through their lifetime to ensure that Helping hands community radio is always playing an appropriate selection of music for the audience we serve.

At HHCR one thing is certain. You’ll have fun! And lots of it.
You broadcast your show from our state of the art studio; based in Basingstoke near to the town centre, don’t worry as we supply all the training you need to get your show on the air. All you need is passion for doing your show of course.

At HHCR, commitment to doing your show is far more important than your broadcasting ability. We ask that when you commit to doing a show, you keep to that commitment.
You can have a show on HHCR even with as little as 2 hour’s commitment a month.

So what are you waiting for? [https://hhcr.org.uk/contact](Get in touch with us) now, and you never know, this time next week you could be broadcasting live to the nation.