Volunteer opportunity posted by: Helping Enrich DC
Posted on: February 27, 2013
Helping Enrich DC is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt nonprofit created to address the low literacy rates in school age children and adults in Washington, DC by assisting them with the opportunity to become successful scholars; explore the world initially through books; positively impact their community and subsequently, provide them with marketable career options. Helping Enrich DC implemented our first literacy program, the EarPhone Project, in 2010. The Ear Phone project is an audio-recorded reading program that allows school age children (ages 5-15) and their family's 24-7 access to pre-recorded short stories. These short stories are recorded by adult professional volunteers, and the books are selected from their local library's reading list.
Helping Enrich DC's growing body of audio-recordings is a vital source for creating an education resource to school age children in the District. In collaboration with the staff and volunteers, this position will manage HEDC's audio database, editing and cataloguing of recorded stories.
Essential job functions:
Conduct a general assessment and analysis of HEDC's audio database, production and dissemination process.
Review new recordings
Based on management's recommendations, edit and clean recordings for public access.
Oversee the cataloguing and storage of all recordings.
Propose modifications to improve effectiveness in cataloguing and evaluating the quality of recordings.
Familiarity and interest in literacy.
Working knowledge and practical experience with audio editing software programs.
Detail oriented and well organized.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
Contact Earphone@HelpingEnrichDC.org with "Volunteer Editing" in the subject line.
Would like a person that can commit 4 consecutive hours at a time.