is the lifeblood of the reading service. DERRS has no paid
employees and operates entirely with its nearly 100
volunteers. Volunteers prepare and read material on the air
daily, assist with clerical duties, serve on committees and boards,
present programs to community groups, assist with technical
installation and maintenance, exhibits at fairs, festivals, and
other public functions, administer surveys, certify receiver
placements, pick up and deliver receivers, and prepare and publish
This site contains a volunteer application form
(pdf: 12kb) that can be
downloaded, completed, and submitted to the reading service. A
form may also be requested by calling 252-443-7551. Almost
everyone can help in some way. Consider volunteering to help
our print-impaired friends in Edgecombe, Nash, and Wilson counties.
What Our Readers Are Saying
"I love volunteering at the radio station. We have a
lot of fun and I think it's worthwhile."
"My mom would have enjoyed this, but it wasn't
available. I do this in her memory."
"I like that it's flexible. I can volunteer on a
regular schedule, or whenever I have time."
"My only qualification is that I liked reading aloud to my
kids. None of us are professionals, but we try."
"I like meeting new people and helping others in the
"It's like being invited into someone's home and you're so
happy to be there."