People Like Us
Radio and Podcast pilot about Volunteerism in South Africa
People Like Us a radio and podcast pilot aimed at motivating, educating and exciting South Africans about voluntary work.
The objectives of the production are:
To encourage and promote volunteerism among South Africans
To promote values of responsible citizenship and social responsiveness
To give recognition to those who currently volunteer
To demystify the notion of a “special breed” who volunteer
To educate South Africans about the practicalities of volunteering
To illustrate how volunteers apply their skills to the greatest benefit of the community
Each episode is in the form of an audio documentary consisting of interviews and voiceovers, with an emphasis on story-telling and sound design - the use of music and sound effects to create an “audio landscape” and “audio image”. The objective is to deliver an experiential and positive message about volunteerism.