Become a member

Radio Marsden is staffed entirely by a team of dedicated volunteers. We are passionate about providing an entertainment and information service for the benefit of our listeners – the patients, staff and visitors to the Royal Marsden Hospitals in Sutton and Chelsea.

We’re always on the lookout for new volunteers to join the team. Whether you want to present a show or just chat to the patients and collect requests ( a service we hope to reintroduce as soon as we are able), being a volunteer at Radio Marsden is not only rewarding, but also a lot of fun. We welcome people who wish to join us from all walks of life so that our listeners are well represented.

What we’re looking for

  • Enthusiasm to make a positive contribution to the patients’ experience at the Royal Marsden Hospitals.
  • Commitment to to the station and the team.
  • Experience in radio is always useful, but it is certainly not essential.

Membership

Members perform the following duties: 

  • Visit patients in the hospital to collect requests for shows (this is currently on hold). 
  • Prepare and present live shows.
  • Undertake regular volunteer training.
  • Help keep the studio clean and tidy. 
  • Take part in fundraising activities.
  • Propose ideas for new programmes, features or sponsorship.

After 12 months’ membership:

  • You can vote at meetings and the AGM
  • Stand for election to be on the Committee

How to apply

Complete the membership application form to get started and our head of recruitment and training will be in touch in due course. That this can take some time depending on the number of applicants being processed, so please be patient.

Radio Marsden will bring you into contact with vulnerable adults and children, so if your application is successful the hospital will an Enhanced DBS check (criminal records search, formerly known as a CRB check). If you already hold a DBS certificate, a new check may not be required: please discuss this with us when we meet.

Applicants under 16

We’re really sorry but you’ll be unable to join Radio Marsden as a full member at this time. However, you are still welcome to complete an application form and visit the station for a look around, with a view to joining when you turn 16.