Havant Talking News is looking urgently for volunteers to help us produce fortnightly recordings of local news for our visually impaired, and often, lonely people in the Havant area. Small organisations like ours can make a big difference to the lives of our listeners, who often feel cut off from their community. This service is provided entirely by volunteers

What is involved?

Briefly, you would be working with our news gatherers, bringing together pre-selected local news articles ready for a fortnightly recording session. We hope that the commitment would be around once every two months.

We want to make the articles ‘listener friendly’ so some editing of the articles would be needed. Ideally you will be self motivated, a good communicator, and able to work under a little pressure.

Time is not on our side as in June we will lose 2 of our current volunteers and need to fill the slots as soon as possible.

Currently we are working from home but are looking to move back to our recording studios in Havant some time in the future (19, East Street, Havant, Hampshire, PO9 1AE).


Good level of education, creative ability and self motivated.

Full training given but must have general skills suited to the role.

Any experience in marketing, desktop publishing, media equipment, media publications or previous experience of working with the visually impaired would be helpful for the role.


  • Accessibility
    The office (when we hope to get back in) is not physically accessible
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Travelling expenses are offered
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Back up will be given by the head of editors
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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This opportunity can be carried out whilst working from home.

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