Volunteer At Montana Public Radio
We are inviting volunteers back to the station this fall for our Fall Pledge Drive, Oct 10 - 14, and we'd love to have your help. Come to the station during the drive, Oct 10 - 14, to help take pledge calls, or after the drive, Oct 20 - 25, to help package and mail Thank You Gifts.
All volunteer opportunities during the pledge drive are in Missoula. If you live in one of our listening communities outside of Missoula, and would like to help distribute posters before the drive, please contact Suzanne Grist, 406-243-4988.
Take Pledge Calls
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 training session offered prior to our pledge drives. Our on air pledge drives occur in October and April every year.
Watch this video from home on how to take a pledge call
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 in-person 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. Previous phone volunteers can get a refresher by watching this video.
Package Thank You Gifts
Spend a few hours in our fundraising office packing t-shirts, grocery bags, CDs, books, and many other wonderful items that were pledged for during the drive and getting them ready to mail.
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 Manager, Suzanne Grist, 243-4988.