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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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Kate Mulgrew: "Born With Teeth" (Rebroadcast)

Kate Mulgrew, who stars as "Red" in the Netflix TV series "Orange Is The New Black", opens up in a new memoir about her complicated family and the baby she gave away for adoption as a young woman.


Sweet Name Of Kids' Clinic Gives Some People Heartburn

The Krispy Kreme Challenge Children's Specialty Clinic gets its name from a student-run charity race in Raleigh, N.C., that has already raised $1 million for kids. Still, some find the name unhealthy.

Americans Don't Disagree On Politics As Much As You Might Think

Everyone knows that distrust of Washington is at near-record levels and that Congress has grown more polarized. But what's going on with American voters is more complicated than you may realize.

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.