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Volunteering

At Grampian Hospital Radio and Radio Rainbow, we are always on the lookout for more volunteers to help keep our service going.

There is more to hospital radio then presenting shows, and members are expected to get involved in all aspects of the organisation.

Request Collecting

We pride ourselves in the personal service that we provide to patients.

Request collectors provide the "public face" of both GHR and Radio Rainbow, speaking to patients and finding out what music they would like to hear.

They also help to raise awareness of our service around the wards, and can sometimes be the only visitor the patient has that day.

News reading

Every weekday, GHR broadcasts a five minute news bulletin.

Members research and prepare the news themselves, before reading it out on air.

As no technical knowledge is required, this is an ideal way for new members to become familiar with using a microphone.

Presenting

There is more to presenting then playing a couple of records.

All shows must be researched and prepared for. This may involve finding out background information for specialist shows or looking out requests.

Before being allowed to present shows on their own, members receive studio training so they are competent in using the studio equipment.

Fundraising

Without fundraising, we would not exist.

All members, new and old, are expected to assist with fundraising.

You can find out further information about our fundraising activities on our fundraising page.

Library

Between GHR and Radio Rainbow, we have a collection of over 70,000 songs, allowing us to play a range of music that our patients like to hear.

Our music is stored on CD, vinyl and computer, and with a large collection, the library needs to be maintained.

Members can assist with looking after the library.

Technical

Our technical team ensure that our studio equipment is always in working order, so that we can provide the best service possible to our patients.

From helping to fix or install equipment to ensuring that our studios are always tidy, members are always welcome to assist with technical activities.

Further Information

Members initially join us for a 3-month probationary period, which allows new members to familiarise themselves with the various aspects of our organisation.

If you are interested in applying for membership, then contact us, and we'll arrange for you to receive a tour of our studios and give you further information.

You can call us on 01224 552964 or e-mail Arlene Moir secretary@ghr.org.uk