Montana Public Radio

Volunteer At Montana Public Radio

Spring Pledge Drive 2020  is March 30th - April 6th...We'd love to have your help!

Sign up to volunteer today.  Simply follow the link to sign up online, or call Suzanne Grist at 243-4988.  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 call Suzanne.

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 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.

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 - 6 p.m.

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.   

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.