Support the Station

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

WORT’s Wonderful World of Volunteering

Why volunteer at WORT?

WORT serves our community through quality, alternative music, news and public affairs programming produced by volunteers. Our broadcast signal covers the area within a 35-50 mile radius of Madison, populated by over a half million people. We also provide live internet streaming, program archives and podcasts.

At WORT you can meet interesting people while learning media skills, contributing to locally produced programming (93% of our 24/7 program schedule), supporting day-to-day operations of the station and assisting with fundraising and outreach events. No previous radio experience is needed.

Who should volunteer at WORT?

WORT is looking for volunteers who: are reliable and dependable; able to function well with minimal supervision; communicate well; appreciate diversity; and play well with others.

Due to the amount of time required for training, the capacity of our limited staff and the large number of volunteer positions at the station, ongoing volunteer opportunities require a minimum commitment of 3-4 months with some positions requiring a one year commitment. Typical ongoing volunteer opportunities require a weekly shift of 3-4 hours.

There are limited short-term volunteer opportunities, including answering pledge phones during our fall, winter and summer on-air drives and assisting with outreach and fund raising activities mostly during the summer season.

WORT also offers unpaid internships requiring 8-12 hours per week during the course of a semester. Arrangements must be made well in advance of the current semester.

Steps to becoming a WORT Volunteer:

1. Review the list of volunteer opportunities
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities By Department

Short Term/Occasional Volunteer Opportunities

  • Pledge Drive Phone Answerers
  • Outreach Tabling
  • Assisting with Events

 

2. Contact WORT Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator, Glenn Mitroff

For an expanded list of current volunteer opportunities, to request more detailed information about specific volunteer duties and to schedule a tour of the station, you can reach him at volunteer@wortfm.org or 608-256-2001.

 

3. Submit a volunteer application

For the General Volunteer opportunities:

Download the PDF application here or pick up at the station. Fill out, scan and email to: volunteer@wortfm.org or mail to or drop off at the station: WORT, Attn: Glenn Mitroff, 118 S. Bedford St., Madison, WI 53703.

OR

Fill out our online General Volunteer form.

 

For News Department opportunities:

An additional application is required.

Download a News Volunteer PDF Application or pick up at the station. Fill out, scan and email to: molly@wortfm.org or mail to or drop off at the station: WORT, Attn: Molly Stentz, 118 S. Bedford St., Madison, WI 53703.

OR

Fill out our online News Volunteer form.

 

For On-Air Music Department opportunities:

An additional application is required.

Download a Music Volunteer PDF Application or pick one up at the station. Fill out, scan and email to: musicdirector@wortfm.org, or mail to or drop off at the station: WORT, Attn: Sybil Augustine, 118 S. Bedford St., Madison, WI 53703.

OR

Fill out our online Music Volunteer form.

 

4. Tour the station (by appointment only!)

Again, you can contact our volunteer coordinator Glenn Mitroff to schedule a station tour, once your volunteer application has been processed. He can be reached at volunteer@wortfm.org or 608-256-2001

5. Make an appointment to meet the appropriate staff person, set up a schedule for training and receive a Volunteer Handbook
News and Public Affairs (including Sound Board Operator opportunities)
Molly Stentz, News and Public Affairs Facilitator
molly@wortfm.org
608-256-2001

 

Music
Sybil Augustine, Music Director
musicdirector@wortfm.org
608-256-2001

 

Receptionist and Short Term/Occasional Volunteer Opportunties (Pledge Phone Answerer & Outreach)
Glenn Mitroff, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
volunteer@wortfm.org
608-256-2001

 

Computers/Website
Tom Christie, Information Technology Coordinator
infotech@wortfm.org
608-256-2001

 

Voice-Over Opportunities
Glenn Mitroff, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator
volunteer@wortfm.org
608-256-2001

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