Frequently Asked Questions About Volunteering at KFAI
How do I become a volunteer?
There are four steps to becoming a volunteer:
- Review the list of open volunteer positions below.
-Are you interested in any of these positions? Then contact Pam Hill Kroyer, and let her know which position most interests you!
-If you are not interested in any of the open positions available, please know the list is updated when new positions become available.
2. Read the most important parts of the New Volunteer Handbook to begin volunteering, and keep a link to the handbook for you to refer to as a useful guide to KFAI. Click the title below to open the handbook in PDF format:
If you cannot open a PDF file, please contact Pam Hill Kroyer to request a printed copy.
3. Co-sign with KFAI staff the Letter of Agreement (found on the last pages of the Handbook) when you begin your first volunteer position, and...
4. Fill out a New Volunteer Profile so that KFAI may keep in touch with you.
How can I get my own show on KFAI?
The ideal first step is to become an active volunteer by getting started in a position and being sure we have your contact information. You are then eligible to take free training classes that can help prepare you to become a programmer. Once you have completed basic classes, you will be in a better position to apply for program openings. Please note, you can apply for your own program before you become an active volunteer. In the event of a contest for an open time slot, however, more weight is given to current volunteers' proposals.
What do KFAI volunteers do?
Nearly everything! Volunteers produce programming, work in the music library, represent the station at events, participate in committees, create station promos, contribute to the web site, and much more.
Open Volunteer Positions
Producing/ProTools editing Wednesdays 6:45pm - 9pm
An experienced producer is needed to records audio and produce 30-second spots once weekly, working in a team with other volunteers. We use ProTools 6 for this work. You would lead a team of 2 - 6 volunteers each week, producing 2 - 4 pre-recorded announcements. This position can be used for credit for students interested in audio production internships and is a great one for anyone interested in working with teams to complete short productions.
Sound engineering/ProTools editing (3 positions open--intern credit eligible)
There are positions open with our elite production team which engineers and records live music, live audio theatre vocals, and edits 20-minute audio theater productions. We use ProTools 8. The recording sessions happen on the first and second Thursdays of each month; the editing is split between four people and can happen as works for your schedule. This position can be used for credit for students interested in audio production internships and is a great one for anyone interested in working with live music and/or sound effects.
Twitter Team Member (2 positions open)
Do you love Twitter? Do you love KFAI? Then consider joining the KFAI Twitter Team to help keep the community updated on all the latest KFAI news.
We are looking for three more volunteers to add to the team sending regular tweets about station news, events, and info. Volunteers will be asked to tweet either once (or more!) per day, 7 days/week, or 3 times (or more!) per day, twice a week. We will work out a schedule for Twitter duties with new team members.
Guidelines are provided. Contact Pam if you are interested: 612.341.3144 x 22, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Positions available in the KFAI news department: Wednesday afternoon news update writer and anchor. Contact the News Director with your interest.
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