Thank you for taking an interest in our Charity, here are some things you will need to know if you are interested in joining us:
You must be at least 18 years of age. This is because 1) Our public liability insurance* does not cover volunteers under 18 years, 2) Because our work involves visiting our audience (the hospital patients) and we must also comply with hospital policy that volunteers must be 18 years or over.
We DO NOT offer work experience. However, We DO offer volunteer membership, because this is what we all are: dedicated unpaid volunteers. Most members spend around on average 2 hours each week with the Charity.
*Just like car owners must insure their vehicle in order to drive it, organisations need liability insurance for their premises and the events that they run. This insurance aims to protect the organisation financially and legally should a claim of injury or damage be made against it. It would either not be possible or be too expensive for the charity to extend this cover to persons under 18 years.
There are other conditions that will apply once you've joined us, including paying a yearly membership fee.
For further information on this and other aspects of becoming a member of Southampton Hospital Radio, please contact us by sending an e-mail to: