AIRS Volunteer Opportunities

AIRSLA Is an All-Volunteer Organization
We offer volunteer opportunities in many areas. If you can help as a reader/editor, broadcast board operator, equipment engineer, office manager/helper, fund raiser, grant writer, writer, producer, web site editor, web site developer/programmer, recruiter, internal newsletter editor/writer, scheduler, or in public/press relations, please volunteer. The easiest way to volunteer or obtain additional specific information is to call 747-217-1325.

Recruitment – Volunteer


  • Establish and maintain an AIRSLA presence at volunteer search organizations
  • Interview potential volunteers approaching AIRSLA through search organizations
  • Orient New volunteers to our organization

New Readers Volunteer

  • Audition new readers
  • Train new readers to use AIRSLA standards to produce and upload their programs

Program Volunteer

  • Coordinate the production of podcasts from home studios
  • Keep in touch with readers
  • Encourage volunteers as necessary, and very occasionally assist them with adherence with standards of format, documentation, content and schedule

Short Daily Podcast (SDP) Director

AIRS is looking for a volunteer to coordinate the efforts of the crew of Voiceover Professionals who produce our popular Short Daily Podcast (SDP) series. Sometimes known as “The Daily AIRS,” the SDPs feature short readings of current topical interest on a twice daily schedule seven days a week, so a substantial number of people are involved. The volunteers are very dedicated and professional and don’t really require much in the way of direction, only an occasional nudge to get them back on the track. Your duties would include:

  • Keep in touch with each of the volunteers, indoctrinate new volunteers as needed and maintain and distribute a list of current phone numbers and email addresses.
  • Encourage volunteers as necessary, and very occasionally nudge them into adherence with standards of format, documentation, content and schedule.
  • When necessary, you would also be tasked with arranging for a new show to replace one which may stop due to volunteer resignation. There is a constant stream of new talent offering their services so this should not be much of a problem.
  • Requires patience and tact!

Producing Your Own Podcast

Does anybody in LA actually like to commute? If you don’t relish driving to our palatial Tarzana studio to read or engineer a podcast; – as long as you have a computer, a quiet room and a USB microphone you have all you need to produce your own podcasts. Simply tell us of your availability via email at, send us a sample recording, and choose a periodical from the list below. According to a schedule that we’ll negotiate, you’ll send us periodic recordings and we’ll take care of the rest! You must make a commitment to a regular recording schedule and may wish to take advantage of in-studio training or our on-line video training course if you need it. Or, if you live within comfortable commuting distance (about 500 feet in Los Angeles these days), you can still choose to record in our studio.

What does an AIRSLA podcast sound like?

Online resources for audio editing

High Priority Projects

Our first priority is to re-start these projects which currently do not have reader/producers:

  • Allure Magazine
  • Ars Technica
  • Accessible Book Reviews
  • Better Homes and Gardens
  • Business Week
  • Consumer Reports
  • Cook’s Illustrated Magazine
  • Country Living Magazine
  • DisUnion (Civil War via The New York Times)
  • Editorials From The Los Angeles Times
  • ESPN Magazine
  • History Magazine
  • LA Daily News Editorials
  • LA Magazine
  • Motor Trend Magazine
  • The Nation
  • New York Times Cinema Reviews
  • New Yorker Magazine
  • PC Magazine
  • People Magazine
  • Playboy
  • Popular Science
  • Real Simple Magazine
  • Reminisce Magazine
  • Rolling Stone
  • Sunset Magazine
  • Tennis World
  • US News and World Report
  • The Week Magazine
  • Wine Spectator
  • Wired Magazine

Here are some periodicals we’d like to start new projects for:

  • American Girl
  • American Heritage
  • Byte
  • Car and Driver Magazine
  • Cosmo
  • Ebony Magazine
  • Family Circle
  • Field and Stream
  • Garden and Gun Magazine
  • Gourmet
  • Harpers Magazine
  • Jack and Jill
  • The LA Weekly
  • Ladies Home Journal
  • Mac World
  • National Lampoon
  • The National Review
  • New York Times Editorials
  • New York Times Magazine
  • Outdoor Life
  • PC World Magazine
  • Popular Mechanics
  • Prevention Magazine
  • Redbook Magazine
  • Travel and Leisure Magazine
  • Vogue
  • The Weekly Standard

Finally, There are openings in our Daily AIRS podcast series. Choose a topic and a weekday for your show. We need readers for Wednesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays to fill out our two-a-day schedule. You can pick your own topic and source or choose one of the following:

Like to Manage Group Activities?

The Readers’ Digest has a wealth of material each month. It’s far too much for any single person to read alone. so in the past it’s been handled as a cooperative project. The team members, dedicated VO professionals, are still around, but we need someone to step up to lead the effort. This involves skimming each new edition, making reading assignments to group members, and coordinating timely transmission of completed audio files from the members to AIRS for posting. Get in touch with us via email at to step up to this important and rewarding project!

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