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Volunteer with Switch Radio

If you're interested in volunteering with Switch Radio please complete the following form. You must meet be over 18 to volunteer with Switch Radio. We recieve a significant number of applications for volunteering placements; therefore we prioritise those from local residents. As a result, we would normally expect you to reside in North East Birmingham or the immediate surrounding area.

Switch Radio’s aim is to provide an entertaining and informative broadcasting service for local communities. As well as offering a great and varied mix of music, the station’s mission is to keep people up to date with local information about their community. 

Participation in community radio is a great way for people to learn new skills and develop confidence, and by enquiring about volunteering, you’ve taken the first step towards this.

We have a range of opportunities, so whether you can volunteer on a daily, weekly, monthly, or ad-hoc basis, your time will make a valuable and lasting difference.  We recognise that our volunteers have varying time commitments and we are dedicated to working flexibly with you to enable you to volunteer.

Before you proceed with your application, please note the following:

  • You must be aged 18 or over to volunteer at Switch Radio
  • The station can only offer volunteering opportunities to those who live in the following local authority areas: Birmingham, Solihull

Due to increased demand we regret we will normally not offer volunteering opportunities to those in Dudley, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Sandwell, Coventry and other surrounding areas. If you live in these areas, we would advise you to contact us prior to submitting your application (you can email us here). Because of the high demand for volunteering on Switch we would kindly ask you to be patient whilst we wait for an opportunity to get you involved in something that you have told us you are interested in. When demand for volunteering is high we will sometimes need to prioritise applications from people who are offering something different, for instance, a radio programme that the station would like to broadcast but which it is not currently doing.

You will not be able to submit a volunteer application if your email address is already in our system. If you have applied previously to volunteer with Switch Radio please bear this in mind as additional applications won't be saved. If you need to remove your previous application, please email us for support.

Ready to get going? Please fill in the form below.



Please tell us about any unspent criminal convictions you have. The Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 applies. A declaration of an offence will not necessarily preclude your application from being short-listed.  Due to the nature of some of our volunteering opportunities a Criminal Records Bureau disclosure may be required - we will inform of this at a later date if required.

Please tell us what it is you'd like to do at Switch Radio. It's no problem if you're not sure yet and would like to decide at a later date - just tell us below. If you are particularly interested in anything, then this is the place to include it. Please tell us here of your availability to volunteer (dates/times/etc) if you have not specified this information above.

Please tell us about any experience you have in radio and/or volunteering in general. This will help us to plan out the right training for you and guide your initial time at the station in the right direction.

Switch Radio prides itself on being inclusive. Please tell us about any disabilities you may have (or leave blank if you do not have a disability). Giving information about your disabilities does not influence our decision on whether to offer you a volunteering position, but it does help us consider any adaptations we might need to make in order to facilitate your volunteering with us.

Is there anything we should have asked you that we haven't? Here is your opportunity to tell us. Please include anything below which you think we should know or have missed out from this application form.

Please check to make sure this form is complete. You can only submit one application per email address - if you have previously submitted an application using the same email address supplied here, it will not be processed until your previous application has been deleted. Please contact us (info@switchradio.co.uk) if this is the case.



Lower Ground Floor, Topcliffe House, Hawkinge Drive, Castle Vale, Birmingham, B35 6BT. T: (0121) 288 1075. Switch Radio is a non-profit company limited by guarantee, registered in England and Wales number 08438993. Registered address: as contact address.
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