Volunteer with Apple FM

Apple FM

Name: Volunteer with Apple FM
Organisation: Apple FM
Location: Apple FM, Musgrove Park, Taunton, Somerset, TA1 5DA
Type: Part Time
Our volunteers need to support Apple FM by showing commitment in terms of providing regular work in one of the areas where we require volunteers. We do not dictate how many hours per week/month volunteers should work as that is up to the individual. We encourage all our members to take part in external activities – including Outside Events and collections. Volunteers must also pay a small yearly membership fee.

Description

Apple FM (based in Taunton) are always looking for new volunteers to help run the station. Whether you want to be part of the On-Air team, the Outside Events team, update our website and social media pages or sell advertising and sponsorship packages - we want to hear from you. Ideal if you are interested in radio, media or journalism and would like to gain some experience.

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Organisation Description

Apple FM is a Community Radio Station broadcasting 24/7 to Taunton Deane on 97.3FM and further afield via our website and APP. We have a wide range of programmes suitable for all tastes and ages of people. Based in Taunton, it is our aim to provide a service for the local community. We cover local events, weather, traffic and travel in and around Taunton.


When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Festivals
  • Media
  • Music
  • Performance
  • Public Events
  • Social Media

Types of Activity

  • Entertainment
  • Fundraising
  • General and Helping
  • Local Events
  • Marketing, PR and Media
  • Music

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Below are some Frequently Asked Questions….

Do I need to have any previous broadcasting experience?
The short answer is no. Whilst experience can be helpful, community radio is very different to other kinds of media.

How do I become a Volunteer?
Apple FM’s members are all Volunteers. To join our team our HR director will send you a link to complete an online Application Form. We will then invite you along to speak to him and explain more about us and how we operate.

Can I have my own programme immediately?
To become a Presenter you will be placed with one of our Training Presenters and your abilities and needs will be assessed so we can determine if and when you will be ready for your own programme. We also like new members to demonstrate a commitment to the station during their training. Activities to do this may include assisting Presenters, assisting at outside events and handling competitions.

Do I have to become a Presenter?
No, you could join our events team, our sales team, help update our social media and website pages be the Studio Cleaner or a number of other jobs. Our events crew attend local events and could be asked to do anything from handing out leaflets to providing the entertainment on stage. Our sales team are responsible for liaising with local organisations and companies to strike sponsorship or advertising deals that will generate an income for Apple FM.

Are there any age limits?
Members must be over 16 years of age. There is no maximum age limit.


Benefits

A sense of giving something back to the local community.
Experience for those interested in radio, media or journalism.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Age: 99
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: None
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Full training will be given
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Taster session, DBS Check, Interview