Volunteer FAQ

Open Volunteer Positions

Vinyl Voices Concierge Team

Yep--you can join our fun Saturday DJ series as a representative of KFAI--giving away fun prizes for everyone who signs up on our email list! Spend a Saturday afternoon listening to fabulous music, enjoying a couple free beverages and collecting customer tickets for a few raffles during the event. Vinyl Voices on Saturdays takes place at Harriet Brewing, 1:30pm - 4:30pm. Your commitment would be 1-2 Saturdays a month. Contact Patti to sign up! 

Front Desk Manager every other Wednesday morning or afternoon

The Front Desk person is the face and voice of KFAI; the Front Desk Manager is the first KFAI representative a visitor will encounter, whether coming in the front door, or calling KFAI on the phone. Visitors are often relieved to hear a real person answer the phone, and the personal service of welcoming someone to the station cannot be underestimated. The job is vital for communication across the entire station...and it's a great way to learn more about other volunteers and people at KFAI. Two positions are open: 9am - 1pm every other Wednesday and 1pm - 5pm every other Wednesday. Contact Dale to sign up! 

For positions in the news department, contact Dale Connelly: 612-341-3144 x 16 or daleconnelly@kfai.org.

Frequently Asked Questions About Volunteering at KFAI
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How do I become a volunteer?

There are four steps to becoming a volunteer:

1. Review the list of open volunteer positions.

-Are you interested in any of these positions? Then contact Dale Connelly, 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:

KFAI New Volunteer Handbook

If you cannot open a PDF file, please email Volunteer to request a printed copy.

3. Did you really read the Letter of Agreement and Terms of Service in the Handbook? They're important, so please do! 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.

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