Open Volunteer Positions

Cart Crew

The *Cart Crew is a collection of production volunteers who meet weekly to produce (write, voice, and edit) station announcements and sponsorship messages heard on KFAI. There’s no limit to the number of volunteer openings on the Cart Crew, but technical production experience and KFAI production training are required to operate KFAI equipment. No previous audio experience is necessary to participate in lending your voice during a recording session.

*In radio, carts were [physical objects] used to store recorded announcements in endless loops of tape before the advent of digital technology.

Email volunteer [at] with the subject line: Join the Cart Crew

Front Desk

The Front Desk volunteer is the most excellent seat in the KFAI house. Visitors are relieved to see real people when they arrive and hear a real person answer the phone. This vital role is an effective way to learn more about the organization, meet other volunteers, and network with people at KFAI. Or, if you are looking for an opportunity to work on your knitting project, do homework between classes, and catch up on your crossword puzzles, the front desk awaits!

Email volunteer [at] with the subject line: Join the Front Desk Crew

Music Library

KFAI’s Music Library is in the process of a major update. We have thousands of records in our collection, and we need people enthusiastic about music and/or curatorial work to help keep it a living library that is accessible to seasoned DJs and new visitors alike. Current projects include improving navigation within the library, creating a catalog, listening to and filing new music, and more. 

If you want dive into the archives to help curate this essential resource, email volunteer [at] with the subject line: New Music Librarian.

The Wave Project

KFAI’s Wave Project is nearly an institution of its own—spanning more than four decades of public-access style radio. The Wave Project is the perfect entry point for people of all skill levels interested in experiencing the thrill of designing and delivering a live radio segment with the support of a mentor who provides creative and technical production assistance. Click here to find out more and apply for your Wave Project spot!


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