Volunteering at Radio Wulfrun
Should you wish to join us, we are always interested in hearing from candidates who display a mature and committed attitude. It is worth noting that we welcome prospective members, who are retired or semi retired. No experience is required, training will be given where required.
Fundraising is an important element to the upkeep of Radio Wulfrun and as such membership will be subject to taking part in fundraising events.
Please send your completed application forms to :
The Recruitment Officer,
New Cross Hospital,
Many students write to us asking for a week or two of work experience. Unfortunately, we are unable to facilitate these requests, as none of our members are available on a full-time basis. This will be true with most small voluntary organisations and if you need a placement as part of a course, you may find that contacting an organisation such as a local radio station or newspaper would be more beneficial to your needs.
We welcome potential members who can offer a long-term commitment to the Radio Wulfrun and who will stay with us for many years. Therefore, it is only right that we favour enquiries from people who can spare the necessary time in order to make a worthwhile commitment and contribution. It has been proved that members who have been with us a number of years have been successful in obtaining positions within the Media (although this cannot be guaranteed).
Hospital Radio for Careers in Media
Many Careers Officers do recommend hospital radio as useful experience for people who are interested in careers within the media. This is partially true and experience gained in joining Radio Wulfrun will no doubt help in any career progression.
Radio Wulfrun likes to place the patients' musical tastes above our own. Therefore, you can expect to play the likes of Frank Sinatra, Elvis Presley, Jim Reeves and Katherine Jenkins. These will often be more popular than the latest chart artists.
When we undertake our interviewing and selection, we look at how long a potential member may stay with us. With this in mind a student who is six months away from starting a university course is unlikely to be offered membership. It will take three months to train an individual (and this will be Ward Walking only) and a possible further two months to go through all the security checks required by the NHS Trust. Therefore, it would not be economically viable to expend time and resources in training an individual for such a short period of time.