Adrian – voluntary general assistant at Wycombe Sound

There are many volunteers at Wycombe Sound but not everyone has to get behind a microphone – Adrian volunteers as a general assistant.

What is your role at Wycombe Sound? I do all kinds of general support including answering the phones, taking and delivering messages, greeting guests and helping presenters with programmes.

How long have you been volunteering? I’ve been volunteering for nearly three years. I like to come into the station as much as possible – aiming for five days a week.

How did you find out about volunteering at Wycombe Sound? I had just finished an HND course in music production and wanted to get experience in a radio station or music studio. I found Wycombe Sound in 2016 and have been volunteering at the station ever since. I am looking for full-time work and this will look good on my CV for the future.

What are the best bits of volunteering? The friendly atmosphere is good – the day to day friendly banter with the team members. One thing I really enjoyed was when I used to do a metal show for a while. It was great fun and I’d like to start it up again sometime.

What has been most challenging?  I don‘t think I’ve been asked to do anything I couldn’t manage.

How have you benefitted from volunteering? I feel like I’m a valued team member. I would recommend Wycombe Sound as a place to come to anyone else thinking of volunteering – it is so interesting here.


For more information about Wycombe Sound please see its website, which includes contact details if you’d like to volunteer.

Updated on January 6, 2020

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