Coronavirus Update 27th June 2021: Radio Harrow are keen to recruit volunteers aged 16 or over (temporary or permanent, for the hours you can find) who have the drive and determination to get involved with us remotely! We are looking for individuals with existing skills in one or more of the following areas, or the desire to develop their skills:
Recorded content can be short or long, but this would cease once we return to our studios post-pandemic and any broadcasting you would be invited to join Radio Harrow on one of their flagship teams to broadcast live from our studios, as explained below.
Interested? Please complete the application form below! See our YouTube page for more information on how are operating remotely.
What will Radio Harrow volunteers do post-pandemic?
Radio Harrow is currently operating remotely. The date on which we fully return to the studios is dependent on when social distancing restrictions are fully relaxed as our inability to socially distance in our small studios is limited, but is therefore not likely to come before early August 2021.
If you’re on the lookout for opportunities to make a real difference in the Harrow and Brent community, want to meet new people or get some extra skills on your CV, we would love you to join us.
What will volunteering at the Radio Harrow studios involve?
Volunteers may have the opportunity to take part in our patient visiting service at Northwick Park Hospital, and will help their team put together a great playlist of songs and features for our flagship shows (either Harrow Today on weekdays, the Saturday Brunch on Saturday, or the Request Show on Sunday) and to broadcast out to the community from some of our local events (likely 2022).
Harrow Today and the Saturday Brunch focus on the song requests, stories and events from within the community (including from within Northwick Park Hospital) and is a great source of news, music and entertainment. The Request Show focuses on delivering patient stories from those within the wards of Northwick Park Hospital and provides an upbeat show for listeners to enjoy.
Once you’ve gained some experience, you can start presenting your own show and be trained on Myriad, one of the leading industry playout systems as used by some national radio stations. You might even want to help us at one of our fundraising events or write an article for the annual Radio Harrow magazine!
What will Radio Harrow want in new volunteers?
All we ask in return is that you’re aged 16 or over, you can commit about two-and-a-half to three hours of your time each week, and you’ve got the determination and enthusiasm to produce great content and to make a difference in the community.
Why Radio Harrow?
A recent volunteer survey showed that our volunteers like “seeing other volunteers grow”, “Meeting a wide variety of engaged and friendly volunteers” and “The people, the impact we make [and] opportunities to grow and evolve” – so you’ll be bound to have a good time.
Filmed pre-pandemic, watch the below to find out what our volunteers and presenters thought of what we normally do:
How can I get involved?
To become a volunteer (operating remotely until further notice) please spend some time completing the below form. Successful candidates will be contacted by our Volunteers Liaison Manager and invited to an induction. Please note we are not able to accept work experience students who are required to complete a set programme. We do not offer paid roles.
If you are unable to produce content remotely or consider you would benefit from additional support, we recommend that you revisit our website nearer the time to submit an application then.