Become a volunteer

2RPH provides a radio reading service for people who cannot see, handle or understand printed material and/or who love to listen to humans reading. Join more than 160 volunteers and staff from all walks of life.

Current volunteering opportunities

Live-to-air readers  - must be available for early morning shifts (6.00am to 8.30am) and mid-morning shifts (8.30am to 11.30am), Monday to Friday and occasionally, on weekends. 

Live-to-air readers willing to train as live-to-air announcers as quickly as possible. Ongoing training is provided.  

Social media communications - Approximately 1-2 hours a week for Facebook, Linkedin and website posts. 

Production volunteers for scheduling and editing programs and other computer-related tasks. 

    2RPH Volunteer Criteria

    Volunteer Elaine interviewing the Governor of NSW.

    We seek to make 2RPH a friendly, cooperative environment, which means we hope to recruit volunteers who are dedicated, passionate about radio, know who 2RPH is and can commit to regular shifts. Before taking the steps to become a volunteer with us, please review the below criteria to see if this opportunity is for you.

    Volunteer criteria

    • Able to give a commitment of at least two years;
    • Able to become a member of 2RPH upon successful application of becoming a volunteer. General membership is $33 and concession membership is $16.50;
    • Able to provide a police check/criminal record check (Click here)
    • Able to adapt easily to change;
    • Able to receive constructive feedback in an open manner;
    • Able to work with a diverse range of people and be part of a friendly, collaborative and supportive environment;
    • Able to learn new technology. 2RPH is transitioning from hard-copy newspapers and magazines to reading from screens.  An ability to navigate and read from tablet computers is essential.
    • Shifts can be regular (depending on vacancies) or casual; however, there is an expectation that volunteer Readers will be available on a regular basis to fill vacant shifts.
    • And, anyone wishing to become a broadcast volunteer must be familiar with the current Australian and international news and current affairs. 

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    Auditions: How to apply

    If you would like to be a presenter on 2RPH please send an email to  Before doing so we ask that you read the information provided to you on this page. Thank you for your interest in our station. 

    Current volunteers: Listening checklist

    A screen shot of the 2RPH Self Review Listening Checklist

    For current broadcast volunteers of 2RPH, please download your copy of the 2RPH Self Review - Listening Checklist. This checklist was part of your professional development training workshop. Please download here - 2RPH Self Review Listening Checklist