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 Thank you for your interest in joining Coventry Hospital Radio

Please read the items below and if  you think it's for you select the link at the bottom
of the page and download, complete and return
our application pack

(Unfortunately we cannot offer short term work experience placements)



What’s involved in being a Coventry Hospital Radio volunteer?

CHR provides a service to the patients throughout University Hospital Coventry.
 
Keeping the station running takes a lot of work which includes ward visiting, request 
collecting, fundraising activities, as well as operating the studio equipment and presenting 
programmes.

What skills do I need?

You should be able to communicate clearly.

It helps if you are outgoing and enjoy meeting people, especially for collecting requests or 
helping with fundraising.
 
You don’t have to be an expert in any field, all we ask is a willingness to learn, be part of 
a team and be able to make a regular minimum commitment of at least 12 months to 
Coventry Hospital Radio.

Do I have to present a programme?

Most members who join CHR want to be a presenter, 
but don’t worry if you don't as there are other roles
within the radio.

You’ll be equally welcome if you just want to visit the wards, chat to the 
patients and collect requests or help with the music library.

 How much time will I have to give? 

Once you have been allocated a regular time slot 
we ask that you make it a commitment each week,
 
Plus there may be fundraising events or outside 
broadcasts at weekends. 
 
Presenting a show doesn’t just mean turning up at the studio and going on air,  it means 
visiting the wards to collect requests, finding the requests in the library, presenting a
programme, and putting everything away afterwards.

Is there an age limit?

Coventry Hospital Radio requires that members are 16 and over.

Do we offer Work Experience?

Sorry but due to the station being empty on occasions
Coventry Hospital Radio cannot offer short term
Work Experience Placements.
 


What will it cost?

The annual membership fee at Coventry Hospital Radio is currently £20 a year (£10 for 
students, retired and those in receipt of benefits).

What training is there? 

Three months full training is provided for whichever role you wish to undertake at
Coventry Hospital
Radio

Will hospital broadcasting help my career?

Any voluntary work will benefit your CV and impress a future employer (and that applies 
to any job, not just the media), but nothing is guaranteed and for every one who's gone on 
into a job in radio there are hundreds who haven't. 
 
However, it’s all good experience - many professional broadcasters started in hospital 
radio and CHR will be happy to share our skills with you as long as you are happy
to support a range of
our stations activities.

How do I find Coventry Hospital Radio?

5th Floor, East Wing, University Hospital Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, 
Clifford Bridge Road, Walsgrave, Coventry, CV2 2DX,



I have read the above items and  am interested in volunteering to help in the running of the radio station

email joinus@coventryhospitalradio.org


Or you can select the link below 
for an application pack and send it to the free post address at the top of the form.

To download our application pack

Click Here


(Unfortunately we cannot offer short term work experience placements)