How to begin volunteering with WRIR-LP 97.3 FM
1. Think about how you want to volunteer.
What is your availablity? What are your talents? Do you have special skills? Posted here is a list of opportunities for volunteering.
2. Fill out a volunteer application online.
Use it to tell us about yourself, your skills, experience and interests.
3. Listen to the station regularly.
Of course you listen to WRIR - that's what drew you to volunteering, right? Listening to the station, checking out the playlists, and posting on the web site are the best way to get to know WRIR. Familiarize yourself with our diverse news and music programs. Make note of a news program or DJ whose particular style you like. The more you know about the station, the more you will know about volunteering with us.
4. Attend a committee meeting.
Committees are made up of volunteers and, for the most part, meet once a month. Some handle day-to-day functions while others may be working special events like the fund drive. Committees are a good place to start volunteering, especially if you are not sure how you want to be involved. All meetings are held at the station.
Orientation for New & Interested Volunteers (approximately every 8 weeks, contact email@example.com)
**learn the history and organizational structure of WRIR to see how you can help the station with its mission, faciliated by current WRIR volunteers who can answer your questions and offer advice on how to become a volunteer**
New/Public Affairs Committee (meets 1st Monday of every month, 7 pm)
**handles local & national programs, board operators, community calendar**
Music Committee (meets last Tuesday of every month, 7 pm)
**manages DJs, music programming, new music, live recording**
Marketing Committee (meets 2nd Wednesday of every month. 7:30 pm)
**assist with advertising and publicity**
Production Committee (schedule varies)
**produce, engineer and record promotional announcements for the station**
Events Committee (2nd Monday of every month, 6:30pm)
**assist with planning and staffing of WRIR events; organize an information table at community events**
Operations Committee (TBD)
**deals with facilities, tower, engineering and broadcast needs, equipment**
Fundraising Committee (meets first Tuesday of every month, 7:30 pm)
**oversees major donors and the station's two pledge drives**
Finance Committee (TBD)
**accounts for the station's budgets, expenses, finances and grants**
FCC Committee (TBD)
**reviews and discusses FCC rules and regulations**
5. Communicate with the Project or Committee Chair.
After you attend the orientation, the Volunteer Coordinator will forward your email and information to the project or committee chairs of the position that interests you. The committee chair should contact you about starting training and/or volunteering. If she/he doesn't contact you, please email the Volunteer Coordinator. WRIR primarily uses email so it is important you have regular access to email.
Volunteering with WRIR takes a blend of patience and persistence. Some volunteers are placed right away. Others take more time. Email the Volunteer Coordinator with your questions, inquiries or suggestions: firstname.lastname@example.org.