Volunteer with us!
Each year, 200 volunteers are needed to produce about 4,000 hours of original programming! We need you!
There are many volunteer opportunities at Radio Eye including recorded reading, live reading, control board operation, admin help, and committee help. You can volunteer in one of our two studios – or even in your own home.
If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the online Volunteer Application here, or send us a completed application by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail it to the studio closest to you.
Once we receive your application, we will respond within three business days.
What You Need to Know
You will need to complete a background check when you come in to audition. This keeps us in compliance with our contracts with the Lexington Public Library and VIPS.
Auditions are required for all readers. The orientation and audition process will take approximately one hour.
We ask you to come in once a week, but you're welcome to come in more! We're very flexible with your schedule. You will be at the studio from an hour to an hour and a half each time you volunteer, depending on what you read. Some programs are 30 minutes and some are an hour.
Volunteering in Lexington
Our Lexington studio is located in the back of the Northside Branch Library on Russell Cave Road. There are two parking lots. You will turn into the smaller lot (the building says “RETURN” in big letters) and ring the bell to be let in.
We have opportunities for live readers, recording readers, control board operators, and general office help in Lexington.
Volunteering in Louisville
Our Louisville studio is located inside of the Family Library of VIPS. You’ll need to ring the bell to be let in and sign in at the front desk.
We have opportunities for recording readers and outreach volunteers in Louisville.
Reading at Home
You can also volunteer as a reader from your own home! At-home readers record their programs anywhere they want (free of extraneous noise) and send their files to us through a file-sharing program, typically Dropbox. Download and read through these at-home reading instructions if you’re interested in getting started.
Like our in-studio volunteers, at-home readers must complete a background check, and go through the audition process. Many at-home readers volunteer once or twice in-studio to get used to the reading format and recording software.
Equal Employment Opportunity & Broadcasting Regulations
Radio Eye provides equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as a veteran, national origin, age or disability. Radio Eye complies with any special requirements relating to broadcasting standards and Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules and regulations.