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Manager/Coordinator for Tipperary talking newspaper

Tipperary Talking Newspapers

About Tipperary Talking Newspapers

We provide an abridged version of news items from local newspapers in audio format on USB sticks which are then distributed weekly to Blind and visually impaired clients throughout Tipperary and beyond.

What's Involved

We require a person capable of working on their own initiative to manage the day to day running of the service.
• This would involve organising and co ordinating teams of volunteers – developing rotas
• A familiarity with operating all the equipment
• Managing and dealing in confidence with our database of visually impaired clients and maintaining liaison with NCBI resource workers.
• Ensuring equipment, system procedures are maintained to ensure a smooth running of the service.
• Maintaning quality of service or problem solving when issues occur.
• The training of new volunteers in different skills areas i.e. editing, reading and recording and copying the recording to USB memory Sticks.

What's required for this position

People Skills, past managerial experience a bonus not a requisite.
• Computer literate and Comfortable with technology
• Dependable
• Computer/ Web/ ICT skills
• Personable Skills
• Diligent, organised and imaginative in problem solving
• Comfortable with fundraising

  • Computer/ Web/ ICT
  • Personable Skills
  • Research/ Journalism/ Media

Level of English required for this role:
Fluent English

Times and commitment required for this role


Minimum time commitment: 6 months

Hours required: 6hrs Weekly

Other Details

Location of volunteering opportunity:

Other location details:
Premier Hall Thurles

Screening details for this role:

  • Informal Interviews

Volunteers will be provided with the following supports:

  • Support/ advice/ recognition
  • Supervision
  • Initial induction and training

Age restrictions:
Over 18

Is this opportunity suitable for groups/teams of volunteers?

Benefits you will receive as a volunteer

The satisfaction and comradery of being part of a group of volunteers whose efforts assist in bringing the local news in a usable format to the visually impaired and blind.

  • This opportunity is posted by:
  • Volunteer Centre: Tipperary
Volunteer Ireland is delighted to acknowledge the support of:
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