We have two reader sessions each Friday. The first is from 10.30am until 12.30pm and the second is either 2.00pm until 4.00pm or 7.00pm until 9.00 pm.
All prospective readers are given a reading test before being accepted. We often have a waiting list for readers but prospective readers can take a place on our reserves list to back up readers already on the rota. Readers are encouraged to take part in our biennial readers workshops to help us maintain our high standard.
They normally work in a team of four, with guidance from the editing supervisor.
Editing is done between 8.30am and 10.00am on each Friday. There is a rota which means that each volunteer is on duty one week in four.
The sticks, having been tested to ensure that they have copied correctly are then put into wallets for mailing. The sacks of sticks are taken across the road to the post office and are expected to arrive at the listeners' home by the following Monday morning.
Copying takes places between 8.30am and 10.00am on Saturday mornings and there is normally a team of two copiers (on a 4 weekly rota).