During this time volunteers are currently working from home.

Elmbridge, Runnymede and Spelthorne Talking News is a voluntary organisation which provides a free service of local news to blind and visually impaired people, as well as others who have difficulty in reading.   We have been giving the service continuously since 1975.

The main duties would entail assisting the Secretary in keeping records, attending committee meetings and publicising the Talking Newspaper by contacting local media, preparing press releases, ensuring information about the Charity is available to local Borough and County Councils and organising attendance at any networking opportunities that may arise.

 A six monthly duty roster is prepared quarterly in order that the weekly tasks are carried out.   It is the volunteer’s responsibility to arrange a swap and inform others of the change.


What skills do I need?

Computer literacy and communication skills.

  • Arts, Heritage and Culture
  • Disability
  • No Specific Interest
  • Administration and Office
  • Advice and Information
  • Entertainment
  • Fundraising
  • Marketing, PR, Social Media


When can I volunteer?

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes No No No No No
Afternoon No No Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Times are flexible except Friday. Papers are collected from the newsagent and taken to the studio to start selection of articles by 10.00 prior to recording, when a master recording is prepared for copying. Two or three volunteers will start copying the recordings at 1.30 to take to the Post Office before 4.30 p.m.


Rear of New Haw Community Centre
65 Woodham Lane
New haw
KT15 3ND

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