Volunteer Work Description

Title:  Narrator

Major Function:
The translation of print to spoken language.


  • Plan and prepare for effective presentation of material prior to the recording session.
  • Present the text accurately and intelligibly during the recording session.
  • Ensure that all announcements, footnotes, and formats are handled according to established criteria.


  • Successful completion of the audition process.
  • Ability to read print materials with facility.
  • Ability to listen effectively.
  • Ability to use a dictionary and other reference materials.
  • Good command of the American English language.
  • High degree of self-discipline, self-motivation, and thoroughness
  • Broad literacy background helpful.

Training Required:
Individual training in recording process

Time Commitment:
Minimum six-month commitment/2 hours per week

Staff Contact:
Coordinator of Volunteers