Becoming a KFAI volunteer

Open Volunteer Positions

 

Vinyl Voices Support Team

You can join our Saturday DJ series as a representative of KFAI. Spend a Saturday afternoon listening to fabulous music, enjoying a couple free beverages and collecting contact information and customer tickets for raffles held during the event.

Cart Crew

Lend your voice while learning more about what it takes to produce on-air announcements. Promo production requires radio production skills and creativity. Production volunteers work together to write, voice, and edit these mini masterpieces. Meet Wednesday nights 7-9pm and Saturday afternoons from 3-5pm.

Front Desk

The Front Desk volunteer is the face and voice of KFAI. 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. This vital job is a great way to learn more about other volunteers and people at KFAI. 

News Readers and Reporters

Scheduled during daytime hours, volunteer one shift/week recording, editing and writing news stories. This role provides the opportunity to train in every aspect of radio.

Critique and Review

Choose an on-air program and write a brief review on the content. Provide listener ratings and feedback to help hosts improve the presentation of their program.

Production Assistant/Mentorship

In this role you will assist with show themes, program structure, and scheduling program guests. Additionally, this role will help to promote on social media and the KFAI website, update playlist online, research new music in the KFAI music library for program hosts to play online.

Music Library

Assist in maintaining 50,000+ items in KFAI's Music Library. Help to catalogue, digitize content, and process new releases for the collection.

Outreach

All events that KFAI is involved in need volunteers to staff tables, answer questions, and generally serve as the point persons for Fresh Air Radio. This is a low-pressure, high pay-off way to volunteer for KFAI and get to know our listeners -- and listeners-to-be!

Wave Project

Program your own one-hour show. Fill out a seperate application for KFAI's community access program.

Wave Project application pdf electronic form

Greeting Card Visual Artist

Create a thank you card to be distributed to KFAI contacts and associates. Deadline April 1st, 2017. Content related to KFAI life and community preferred.

Volunteers at work for KFAI

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.

How can I get my own show on KFAI?
First, become an active volunteer by attending orientation. Sign up to begin assisting with off-air volunteer roles. You will then have the opportunity to take Board Certification training classes that can help prepare you to become a program host. Once you have completed these basic classes, you will be in a better position to apply for program openings. 

 

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