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Telephone Information Service (TIS) Narrator - (reading newspaper articles for Blind Low Vision NZ clients)

If you've answered yes to the above, you're exactly who we're looking for!

Blind Low Vision NZ are New Zealand’s leading provider of vision rehabilitation, providing practical and emotional support for people with vision loss.

Blind Low Vision NZ needs more volunteers to help out as Narrators, reading parts of the Otago Daily Times, Southland Times and other local publications onto their Telephone Information Service (TIS). The TIS system is accessed by clients on their telephones so they can listen to recordings of articles in the newspapers and keep abreast of what's going on in their region. This role is something you can do autonomously and in the privacy of your own home, but it's one that that makes a world of difference to our blind and low vision members!


Good time management skills are essential as readings ideally are to be done by 10.30am. A loud, clear speaking voice and a good grasp of the English language is required as well as uninterrupted access to a phone line for up to an hour.

Training and instruction will be provided on what to read and how to access/use the system.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment

Volunteers are usually required for up an hour per narration first thing in the morning as readings are ideally needed by 10.30am. A long term commitment is desired. Volunteers can help out for one day a week or more as they wish.

Getting started

The first step is to express your interest by filling out the form below. We will then put you in touch directly with the organisation for more information on the role and how to proceed.

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