Volunteer

In recognition for all the exceptional, selfless things they do, THANK YOU to all our volunteers who keep KPTZ operating and on the air 24/7, including our board members, station manager and day managers, department heads, DJs, show hosts and support staff.

If any of the following volunteer jobs fit your skills and interest, please fill out our Online Volunteer Application.

March 2017 Volunteer Opportunities

Calendar Writer: KPTZ needs a volunteer to help write our daily calendar. Compiling the calendar takes about 2 hours and is only every other week. The writer prepares the script for the reader to record for an on-air broadcast. You will gather event information from websites and our calendar email account. This can be done at your home.

Database Manager: KPTZ needs a volunteer to help manage our database of donors through our DonorPro software. This is a weekly job, of approximately 1 hour, except during our bi-annual fundraisers or special fundraising events. This is done at the Radio Station. Training will be given; you just need computer skills.

Bookkeeper: KPTZ needs a volunteer bookkeeper with experience using Quickbooks Online. This is a weekly job of approximately 1 hour per week, except during our bi-annual fundraisers or special fundraising events. This is done at the Radio Station. Training will be given.

General Volunteer Opportunities

Building Playlists for Automation

Sitting at a dedicated computer in the KPTZ office, you’ll create night logs of music to broadcast during the night hours when DJs are sleeping or off-duty. We offer one-on-one or small-class training. This is the most entry-level position currently open. This volunteer opportunity requires at least 2 hours a week.

Sound Engineering and Editing

Do you have an aptitude for learning new technology? Ever wanted to know how the creative programs on KPTZ are produced? We offer small-class training for this entry-level position. This volunteer opportunity requires at least 2 hours a week.

Music Librarian

In addition to copying (ripping) CDs to our Music Library, this job needs someone with wide knowledge about many the music genres KPTZ plays so as to identify them in the Library. This volunteer opportunity requires at least 2 hours a week.

Emergency Broadcast Coordinator

In this position you will edit and record emergency broadcasting segments. Experience needed includes knowledge about our local Deptartment of Emergency Management, technical aptitude, and computer skills. This can expand into helping us develop new protocol and training materials. This volunteer opportunity requires at least 2 hours a week.

Web Content Developer

Good interpersonal and technical skills are needed to help our DJs expand their reach by creating information and photos for this website and our Facebook page. Much of this work can be done from home, with occasional visits to the KPTZ office to see our DJs in action. Knowledge of HTML is not necessary. This volunteer opportunity requires at least 2 hours a week.

News Reporter

Experienced reporters are needed to develop stories about our community and the surrounding areas for presentation on KPTZ Compass and News programs.  You would develop both news and local features, then learn how to record and edit these segments.  For more information, email Steve Evans at news@kptz.org.

Program Developer

We would like to hear from potential programmers. We need many volunteers to run KPTZ, from on-air DJs and music hosts, to interviewers and reporters, to producers, writers, audio engineers, to artists, politicos and philosophers, all sharing their passions and ideas for community radio.

If you are interested in volunteering in any of these program-related capacities please send us an email with your name, address, phone numbers, any radio experience (where and when) and put “Program Developer” in the subject line. Then tell us how you want to get involved.

Additionally, if you want to submit a show proposal, consider the following types of programming. Submit your contact information, your show’s description, and a demo, if possible, based on our submission guidelines.

In particular, we would love to hear from you if you have an idea for a regular short radio segment on a particular subject? Birdnote, StarDate or Writers’ Almanac on public radio are good examples. Could you do a weekly or daily short piece on some relevant subject or theme? We have already had ideas submitted for: local film criticism, wildlife, speech, word origins and usage, singing and environmental concerns. The range of possibilities for personal essay and commentary is endless, and exciting.

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