Opportunities to Volunteer

The Wolfner Library volunteer program offers opportunities for people willing to plant trees for others to enjoy. We record books for Missourians who cannot read those books in print. After a book is recorded and goes through a rigorous quality assurance process, it is put into our circulation system for our patrons to check out. The volunteers who work on the book may never know how many people listen to it, or how much they enjoy it. They simply have to trust that what they are doing is making life more enjoyable for others. If you are a person who understands how much books enrich our lives, you may want to be involved in our recording program.

Our two state-of-the-art recording studios are located in the State Library in Jefferson City, where all audiobooks are recorded onsite. An audition is required for those who want to narrate books. However, there are three people involved in the recording process:
Narrator in booth

Monitor looking over narrator while recording a book narration

And a reviewer...
Person reviewing a newly recorded audiobook

All three are essential in the production of a book. Those who do not want to narrate can still be involved by working as a monitor or reviewer.

If you are interested in these volunteer activities, please contact Randy Wright at 1-800-392-2614 or 573-522-2766, or by email at [email protected]. Or fill out an application (PDF file) and mail or fax it to:

Randy Wright

Director of Production and Special Projects 
Wolfner Talking Book and Braille Library
Office of the Secretary of State
600 W. Main St., PO Box 387
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-526-2985 (fax)