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Volunteering At WAMU

Become A Volunteer

Volunteering not only benefits us here at WAMU, but you also have the opportunity to see how public radio works first hand and use your existing skills and develop new ones. Become a volunteer and make a donation of your time!

Membership Campaign Volunteer Program

Our most exciting and most popular opportunity, WAMU membership campaigns bring you together with our producers, hosts, engineers and support staff as well as other fans of public radio in the Washington Metropolitan Area. Find out more.

Volunteer Recognition

The volunteer of the year award and special projects award are given to a WAMU 88.5 volunteer each year for their exceptional service and for their commitment of time to the organization.

John Antonelli: Hooked on Membership Campaigns and Civic Activism

For Phone Room Manager John Antonelli, there is no other event more engaging or more fun than a WAMU 88.5 membership campaign.

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Jhumpa Lahiri Finds Freedom In Italian Memoir: 'No One Expected Me To Do It'

The Interpreter of Maladies author is a successful, Pulitzer Prize-winning English-language writer. But she found writing in Italian gave her true freedom; "Language is a very messy thing," she says.
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Gulf Of Mexico Open For Fish-Farming Business

For the first time, companies can apply to set up fish farms in U.S. federal waters. The government says the move will help reduce American dependence on foreign seafood and improve security.
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What's Behind Trends In U.S. Violent Crime Rates

FBI data suggest there was a slight uptick in violent crime in the first half of last year, but overall violent crime rates in the U.S. have dropped dramatically over the last twenty years. What led to the long-term decline, and why do some say it’s likely to continue?

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Blocked: Twitter's Role In Combating Violent Extremism

Over the course of seven months, Twitter has suspended over 125,000 accounts for threatening or promoting terrorist acts.