Since 1961, WAMU 88.5 has relied on the generous support of people like you who share a personal appreciation for public broadcasting. Volunteering not only benefits the station, but also gives volunteers the opportunity to see how public radio works first hand, use existing skills, and develop new ones.
Whether you choose to answer phones during our membership campaigns, help out around the station a few of hours a week, or assist us at a community event from time to time, there's always something to do and something new to learn. Learn more about our volunteer programs and opportunities to participate below by clicking on the name of the program.
Ambassadors help increase awareness of WAMU 88.5 with their presence at community events. Their involvement sends out a message that WAMU 88.5 is worth supporting. They provide information about the station at events sponsored by WAMU 88.5. These events take place at galleries, festivals, theaters, concerts, and other great places throughout the Washington metro area. (Evening/Weekend) learn more »
Volunteers in this program work in various departments around the station during the work week. Volunteers serve as office assistants, answer phones, support program producers, mail premiums, conduct research, or possibly something we haven't thought of yet. If you have time you would like to spend with us, tell us your talents and we'll find something for you to do! (Weekday) learn more »
The Membership Campaign program brings you together with our producers, hosts, engineers, and support staff as well as other fans of public radio in the Washington metropolitan area. Volunteers in this program answer phones, serve as hospitality assistants, or even supervise a shift. Participation in this program guarantees great food and a great time. (Weekday/Evening/Weekend) learn more »
The WAMU 88.5 Summer of Service volunteer program gives rising high school seniors the unique opportunity to spend the summer working behind the scenes with the staff of WAMU in the fast-paced and exciting world of public radio. (Summer) learn more »