Do you have an interest in radio or the media? Are you looking to spend some time helping a charity working with hospital patients & staff? Even if presenting on the radio isn’t for you, you could help with the running of our charity, lending your professional experience to specialist roles on our Committee. In addition, we always need volunteer ward visitors, where meeting patients and giving them the opportunity to chat about something other than their treatment is central to the role.
Volunteering with us is a rewarding experience, and an enjoyable way to spend your spare time. As well as the knowledge that you’ve helped to brighten up someone’s day, you’ll gain useful skills and experience to help your personal and career development.
Please note that offers of membership are conditional on the passing of DBS checking. Radio Marsden is based at the Trust’s site in Sutton, Surrey, from where programmes are broadcast to both Royal Marsden Hospitals.
Find out more about the various voluntary work you could do with us below, or you can apply to join Radio Marsden by completing our membership form now! If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail us via membership[at]radiomarsden.co.uk
Volunteer Presenters & Volunteer Ward Visitors (Sutton, Surrey)
Our Presenters and Ward Visitors try to ease some of the isolation that can be associated with a sometimes lengthy hospital stay. As we serve a world-leading specialist cancer hospital, in-patients may be admitted for longer than in general hospitals, and may have travelled a long way for their treatment. Presenters work to produce and present radio programmes, playing music requests made by patients, along with other music and speech programmes. Ward Visitors spend time with patients on the wards, collecting requests and offering social interaction. Many patients tell us how much they enjoy the opportunity to chat with someone about topics other than their treatment.
Teams are arranged by days of the week. Both Presenters and Ward Visitors will work with the same team based at the studio in Sutton for a few hours one evening per week. After some time working with a nightly team on the Request Show, you may also be able to present your own show.
Keeping the station running requires lots of work and great teamwork. Other activities include fundraising, work on live events and outside broadcasts, production work creating trails and packages, and engineering.
If this all sounds great to you, you can apply to join us by filling out our membership form now!