Radio Lion are looking for enthusiastic and dedicated volunteers to join a vibrant and active radio station with the opportunity to broadcast live programmes, visit the patients, help with events and fundraising and enjoy various social trips.
Some patients may not have seen friends or family for days or even weeks. Our members talk to patients with the aim of brightening up their day. Ward visiting helps us stay in touch with the patients and understand the music they want to hear. All our presenting team are required to ward visit.
Training is key to our professional high quality broadcasting. Our training schedule is enjoyed at a personal pace gaining expertise and skills in presenting and production. All trainees experience at least three months training in the studios and around the wards.
Our programming is varied and diverse offering popular music, speech and information 24-hours-a-day. Patient interaction is the most important aspect of our programmes airing requests and dedications. To add a unique touch, presenters supplement programmes with their own taste in music.
Getting out and about makes for a fun time at Radio Lion. Every year we attend various local events including Guilfest, Wood Street Village Show, Guildford Lion's Easter Show, Surrey County Show and many more!
Radio Lion continuously offer a range of exciting social events and all members are encouraged to become involved. They include meals, quizzes, barbeques, picnics, bowling and trips to local points of interest.
Radio Lion is a charity and members are required to help raise money to keep the station running. Initiatives include bucket collecting, car boot sales, raffles and donkey derbies to name just a few!
To allow communication and feedback of progress between members, meetings are held generally every two months. Members are expected to attend at least half the meetings each year including fire training and annual general meeting.
There is an annual fee for members set for 2011/2012 at £20 for the first year and £10 thereafter. Our minimum age of membership is 16. As all our members are part-time volunteers we are unable to offer work experience.
We're looking for volunteers who can give their time and enthusiasm. Members typically spend around three hours a week offering their assistance. We expect a commitment of at least a year to justify the training given by our volunteers.
If you would like to join Radio Lion, please complete our application form.