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. 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.
Open Volunteer Positions
Front Desk Manager
Wednesday Mornings, 9am - 1pm, can alternate to volunteer every other week
The Front Desk person is the face and voice of KFAI. This is one of the most important positions at KFAI because 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. This is a key position for maintaining public relations for the station. 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. This is also a great position for people who are just getting started with radio or do not want to be on the air but wish to be connected with a community organization.
Phone answering and call forwarding
Sorting and directing mail and other deliveries
Maintaining the community information table
Maintaining the community bulletin board
Let Pam know if you are interested: 612.341.3144 x 22, or email@example.com.
For volunteer positions available in the KFAI news department: contact the News Director with your interest.
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