Volunteering at Louisville Public Media

The Volunteer program of Louisville Public Media exists to support the staff of the organization and to promote the organization throughout the community. This is done through group and individual activities including staffing and managing Membership Drives, spearheading community outreach and providing support to programming and administrative staff.

Benefits to volunteers include meeting community members equally committed to public radio, meeting and working with local, regional and national public radio personalities and entry to Louisville Public Media events for which you volunteer.

Membership Drives
Phone Volunteers
Time Commitment: A minimum of a two hour commitment during the twice-yearly, seven-day Membership Drive.
Must be able to hear and speak clearly on the telephone. On-site training provided.

Volunteer Pledge Producer (VPP)
Time Commitment: Training session and a minimum of two 3-5 hour shifts during Membership Drive.
VPP1 welcomes and trains phone volunteers and troubleshoots and acts as liaison with the Development team. Takes care of food/coffee needs.
VPP2 works on an Excel spreadsheet to track pledges and is responsible for getting pledges to on-air studios.
VPP3 acts as support for VPP1 and VPP2 during the busiest shifts of a Membership Drive.

Food Deliverers
Time Commitment: A minimum of two pick-up/deliveries, approx. 1 hour each, per Membership Drive.
Pick up donated food from local restaurants and deliver to 619 S. Fourth Street.

Runners
Time Commitment: Two hours during morning/afternoon drive time.
Assist VPP2 in getting pledge forms to studios to be acknowledged on air.

Post-Drive Wrap-Up
Time Commitment: As needed
Assist Development team with data entry, filing and collating.

Community Outreach
Publications Distribution
Time Commitment: As needed
Posters and flyers – deliver items announcing special events and appearances to businesses, schools and organizations in your neighborhood.

Booth and Table Staffing
Time Commitment: 2 to 3 hour shifts
Booth/table staffing involves attending local festivals (like St. James Art Fair and WorldFest) and events (with local and national artists, authors, speakers, etc).  Volunteers staff Louisville Public Media tables, answer questions from patrons about the stations and hand out informational brochures, etc.

Staff Support
Lobby Host (on-site)
Time Commitment: As needed
Assist with moving visitors through the building (619 S. Fourth Street) during concerts or special events.  These include WFPK’s Live Lunch and Classical 90.5′s (WUOL) Lunchtime Classics

Office Support
Time Commitment: As needed
Work with staff on various administrative projects as they arise.  May include filing, data entry, envelope stuffing and phone use.

WFPL, Classical 90.5, WFPK Event Support (off-site)
Time Commitment: As needed
Assist with off-site projects for WFPL, Classical 90.5, and WFPK  such as WFPK’s Waterfront Wednesday and Classical 90.5′s Holiday Choral Festival.  Tasks may include preparing giveaways, ticket taking, ushering, decorating, set-up and break down of materials.

Instrumental Partners Delivery
Time Commitment: As needed
Pick up donated musical instruments around town and deliver them to our lobby at 619 S. Fourth Street.

Want to volunteer?
For more information, contact Kelly Wilkinson at 502-814-6525 or kwilkinson@louisvillepublicmedia.org.