Thank you for your interest in volunteering at Calibre. In light of the pandemic, we are currently reviewing our volunteer policies and will be able to open up new opportunities from October 2021.
If you live in the Aylesbury area and are looking for something rewarding and worthwhile to do in your spare time, why not give volunteering at Calibre Audio a try. Most of our volunteers work either a morning or afternoon but we can offer flexible hours to suit your needs. Normal office hours are 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
I have done lots of voluntary jobs but this is definitely the best
You would be welcomed to our offices by our volunteer co-ordinator, who will arrange a small induction programme for you to get to know us and our work. Our offices are bright and airy and wheelchair friendly, with a kitchen where you can make drinks and snacks, plenty of parking and buses from Aylesbury Town Centre stop on the nearby A41, less than 5 minutes walk away.
I love coming here, everyone is so friendly
Our volunteering roles generally involve checking books in and out of the Library. Our team of volunteers work to ensure that our members are never without a book. They select disks from library shelves, check CD's and memory sticks back into the library and they help us dispatch almost 400,000 books per year to our members.
Some of our amazing volunteers have been with us for decades for the simple reason that they enjoy it so much.
You really get a sense that you are doing something worthwhile. The members’ letters are very touching
Convinced yet? Why not give it a try! Call us on 01296 432 339 to arrange to see our office and talk through the volunteering opportunities that we have.
I take the recordings home to check their quality – I feel very privileged actually
Become a Reader
Our readers are the voices of Calibre. We rely on a team of over 80 volunteer readers, all voice professionals. They record books that are not commercially available so that our members have the widest possible choice of titles. Some of our volunteers have been with us for decades and have recorded over 100 books each.
Would you enjoy being part of this team?
We can offer the opportunity to:
- Use your reading skills in a creative and rewarding activity
- Record in your own time and at your own pace
- Meet other readers at our open days
- Develop a fan club! Many Calibre Audio members adore our readers and read everything they record.
Calibre readers must be:
- Skilled narrators who can really bring books to life such as professional actors, broadcasters or others trained in voice work
- Prepared to record books in their own homes (we provide all the necessary equipment)
If you are interested in reading for us, we would like to hear a sample of your work. This can be sent to us as a CD in any audio format or via a link to a website. (Our IT policy does not allow us to accept email attachments for this purpose.)
Please send your audio samples to:
Or if you would like to discuss this further, please call Denise James on 01296 432 339.