Telephone Information System Narrator

Blind Low Vision New Zealand is looking for Telephone Information System Narrators to record current news, editorials and stories from the Timaru Herald so people who are blind, low vision, or cannot read conventional print can listen to these publications through their own phone.

Join a great bunch of volunteers on a roster and know you are enabling people who are blind or low vision to listen to the local news from their home phone.

Work from home, using your own phone, early in the morning. The narrators read one of the below:
• Family Notices or
• Local news, or
• Editorial/Opinions/Letters to the Editor

The reader then saves the narration for vision impaired members to listen too through their own phone at any time.

Full one on one training is provided on using the Telephone Information Service - may take 10 minutes of your time.


To be able to speak in a clear voice with good diction and read newspaper articles confidently.
Undergo general Blind Low Vision NZ induction.

A Police background check is required for this role.

Time commitment:

Approximately 30 min per reading per session

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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