Bridge FM

Charity registered in Scotland SC032874

Bridge FM is Dundee's award winning hospital radio station. Volunteering at Bridge FM will give you the opportunity to brighten someone's day. Everything we do is dedicated to the patients within the Dundee Hospital Network, whether that be actually visiting them in the wards, providing them with football commentary or helping prepare our nightly request shows and saying hello to them on the radio.

Current opportunities

As part of a larger team, our Sports Commentators provide unbiased commentary from Dens, Tannadice and The DIA. Sports Commentators should be able to forget about their own preferences and loyalties and must ensure that all broadcasts are completely impartial. The volunteers should have an active interest and good knowldge of sport in general. Sports Commentators will rotate between covering the games live and, once training has been completed, anchoring in the studio. Commentator and summarises roles are also rotated to ensure things are shared equally.

Each night of the week, Bridge FM have a Request Show and a Studio Assistant is needed for each one. The Studio Assistant is responsible for looking out music which is requested by patients and additional music which will fit into the style of music on the programme. The Studio Assistant will also deal with telephone and email requests. The cleanliness and tidiness of the studio complex is operated on a rota system between the Studio Assistants for each evening and everyone is expected to do their fair share of work. The Studio Assistant is also responsible for maintaining the CD library and may be needed to take part in on air content.

The role of Ward Visitor is essential to the running of Bridge FM. The Ward Visitors are the front line of the service and are responsible for helping to promote the station to both staff and patients. You will need to approach patients who have varying degrees of illness/disability, offer patients a request and have a degree of general music knowledge, note any faults with the radio equipment in each ward and report these. The Ward Visitor should consider themselves to be a visitor to each patient and, in some cases, the patient's only visitor. The volunteer should therefore be able and willing to spend time with each patient to help their time in hospital pass as easily and pleasantly as possible.