Training

Volunteer roles at WCR provide students and trainees with a chance to learn professional-level skills in all areas of media production.

snapshots of WCR presenters

Learn to present, produce, interview, generate local content, help with outside broadcasts and all the other many things that it takes to run a radio station like 101.8 WCR FM.

Learning these things as a volunteer also allows volunteers to develop the best skill of all: their own sense of inner motivation and discipline and confidence in a working environment.

As well as constantly striving to both improve our output and increase our involvement in the local community, we are interested in extending our local news service. These are just as vital as presenting radio shows.

Work Experience

Many school children and students write to ask for a week or two of work experience. Sadly we can not support this as none of our members are full-time, so there is nobody on-site long enough for students to shadow. This will be true with most small voluntary organisations.

If you need a media-based placement as part of a course, you should contact an organisation with full-time workers: a local radio station or newspaper, for example, or a charity with full-time offices.

We need members who’ll stay with us for many years, so we have to favour enquiries from people who can spare the necessary time to make a worthwhile commitment. And if you’re hoping to make a career of broadcasting, a future employer will be more impressed by three year’s active membership than 2 weeks.

Read more about WCR FM and about volunteering.