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VOICEcorps Reading Service - AFB Directory Profile

General Information

VOICEcorps Reading Service
2955 West Broad Street
Columbus, OH 43204-2647
(614) 274-7650 (Local)
(614) 274-9340 (Fax)
info@voicecorps.org
www.voicecorps.org

Brief Description

VOICEcorps is a not-for-profit organization. Volunteers read aloud in our studios from daily newspapers, magazines, and other current print. These readings are transmitted over radio, the web and on select local cable systems. Eligible listeners borrow a special radio, use the web, or cable TV to hear the readings. Any medical condition which prevents reading constitutes eligibility. Service has no fee but donations are welcome.

Hours of operation: 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Clients served on average per year: 2,500
Number of staff: 5 full-time and 3 part-time staff.
Staff description: Executive Director, Director of Volunteers, Director of Broadcast Operations, Director of Marketing and Development, Administrative Secretary, Marketing Coordinator, 1 part-time clerical staff.
Geographic area served: Central and Southeastern Ohio.

Staff

Mark Jividen, Executive Director, mjividen@voicecorps.org

Services Offered

Services for Adults

  • Reading Services
    • Broadcasts human-speech readings from newspapers and other sources. Daily publications include the Columbus Dispatch, portions of the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and community newspapers. Monthly magazines and other current print such as grocery ads are also read weekly. Provides a 24-hour audio stream of the radio broadcast through our website. Some periodicals are available to hear on demand on our website.
  • Services for Seniors
    • Radio broadcast of volunteer reading publications such as the Columbus Dispatch, portions of the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Christian Science Monitor, and community newspapers. A Telephone reading service is also offered that provides access to all the major newspapers in Ohio as well as some of the smaller community newspapers.
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