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Radio Hillingdon - Presenter

Details of the Charity:

We are a registered Charity no.264132 run entirely by volunteers. We serve patients of Hillingdon Hospital, which in case you were wondering is close to Heathrow Airport, London, England. We are a Radio Station in a Hospital. Our aim is to brighten up the stay of the patients, by broadcasting music requests and dedications, national and local news and the best selection of music, 24 hours a day. We play something for everyone of all ages. Our service is broadcast FREE of charge on the Hospedia Bedside Entertainment System on Radio channel 45, and online at radiohillingdon.com so relatives of the patients can listen as well, from the comfort of their favourite Living room armchair.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

  • Visit Patients at their bedside and inform them that they can listen to Radio Hillingdon free of charge over the Hospedia bedside terminal, online at www.radiohillingdon.com or via the tune in radio app on Apple or Android devices.
  • Inform patients that we broadcast 24 hours a day via the mediums listed above.
  • Promote our FREE Request line nmber *800 and inform them how to get a request played on air.
  • Assist patients register themselves on the Hospedia System to enable them to listen to Radio Hillingdon. Also show them how to use the Hospedia Terminal. Training will be given.
  • Distribute Radio Hillingdon Magazines and Hospedia Headphones.
  • Take a note of any Hospedia terminals that are not working and report them to Hospedia so they can be repaired.

Skills Required:

  • Volunteers will need to be able to visit the wards in the Hospital. Monday to Sunday between 7:00pm and 10:00pm, to collect requests from the patients and then announce and play them on air.
  • Volunteers need to be able to smile, appear enthusiastix and be cheerful. In order to be a kind of Friend at their bedisde of the patients.
  • Undertake a Presenter Training Programme.
  • DBS required (provided free of charge by Brunel Volunteers)

Additional Benefits:

  • The volunteering activity will be added on your H.E.A.R transcript – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours volunteered will contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award, which may lead to an invite to our Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony at the end of the year.
  • You will gain a sense of achievement, enjoyment and social interaction. Also a sense of pride that you are helping someone during their time of need.

  • Interested? Apply below:
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  • If you are an international student which visa do you hold?