Volunteer for Montana Public Radio

Thanks so much to all of our volunteers who helped during our Fall Drive this year.  With your help, we reached our fall campaign goal of $260,000!!   AMAZING! 

We could not have done it without you!  We can't thank you enough.

One thing is certain...We will have more on air pledge drives.  And as long as we have our way, we want, and look forward to, your participation.  It's part of the fun!

Below are the volunteer opportunities that we offer during our pledge drives, and occasionally we need and extra hand hosting an event in one of our listening communities.

Please be in touch if you have any questions.  Suzanne Grist, 243-4988, is happy to help.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Answer Phones
Join us in the phone room to take pledge calls from Montana Public Radio listeners phoning in their pledge of support.  When you volunteer this way, you will have the opportunity to see our on air hosts in action.  We ask new phone room volunteers to please attend a one hour computer training session offered prior to our pledge drives.  Our on air pledge drives occur in October and April every year.

Learn how to take a call and enter the caller's pledge into our live database.  If it's your first time volunteering to answer phones, we highly recommend that you attend one of these 1-hour (or less) training sessions.  Several sessions are held in the KUFM studio, PARTV Building (Performing Arts & Radio/TV Center), the University of Montana campus, Missoula before the pledge drive.  Reserve your spot on our online sign up calendar.

Food Runner
Be a food runner! It doesn't take much time, and is a huge help. This job involves picking up a meal from one of Missoula's great restaurants and delivering it to the station phone room. Breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Call our members
Put in a friendly call of appreciation to our members and thank them for being a member.  These calling sessions happen twice a month during the evening hours, 5 - 7 p.m.

Poster Distribution
KUFM always needs help promoting our drives!  Many businesses and community establishments are willing to hang our posters for a time before our pledge drives and we are always looking for volunteers willing to get them there.  This can often be worked into your day as you stop in to the grocery store you frequent, or the library, or while on the University of Montana campus.  If you happen to travel outside of Missoula, and still within our listening area, take some posters with you!  There are many businesses around the state that support Montana Public Radio.  Please call 243-4988 if you're interested in helping put up posters in your listening area!

If you've never volunteered before and would like to be contacted when future opportunities come up, please follow the link to our volunteer form and provide us with your contact information.

Thank you for donating your time to Montana Public Radio!  YOU make this station possible.

If you have questions about being a volunteer, please contact Membership and Volunteer Coordinator, Suzanne Grist, 243-4988.