“The Talking Book Program (TBP) provides free library services to qualifying Texans with visual, physical, or reading disabilities. TBP is part of the National Library Service to the Blind and Print Disabled, a program administered by the Library of Congress. The TBP collection consists of more than 100,000 titles, including hundreds of titles in Spanish, and some in French, German, Russian, and other languages.”https://www.tsl.texas.gov/tbp/index.html
- Reviewer: Operate the Media Player software to listen to the recorded material.
- Monitor: Operate the Digital Sound Recorder software and signal the narrator when to start and stop narration.
- Narrator: This position is held by a seasoned monitor or reviewer who presents the text of the book in a professional yet conversational manner.
- Volunteers must work in the studio for a minimum of six months (40 hours) before auditioning to be a Narrator.
- Every volunteer who is interested in being a Narrator must pass an audition.
To apply to be a volunteer, go to TBP’s Volunteer Recording Studio page.
Or visit their homepage: https://www.tsl.texas.gov/tbp/index.html
The Talking Book Program Locations
Volunteer Opportunities by Interest
- Affordable Housing
- Arts & Culture
- Children & Youth
- Emergency & Disaster Relief
- Faith-Based Outreach
- Foster Care
- Homeless Populations
- International Aid
- Low-Income Neighbors
- Mental Health
- Neighbors with Disabilities
- Other Opportunities
- Sports & Fitness