WAMU 88.5 FM Volunteer Program Application

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at WAMU 88.5. This volunteer application is for individuals who are interested in our Daytime Station Support volunteer program or our WAMU Ambassador volunteer program.

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.  

To apply, please complete the form below. While it’s not required, we encourage you to fill out the non-required information as well. None of the information you provide will be used or sold to a third party and will be secure in our database. The information we request helps us get to know you better, and it may help us provide a meaningful volunteer experience for you.

If you have any questions, please call the volunteer service office at 202-885-1254 for assistance.

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Do you have any physical limitations or special medical conditions that we should be aware of?
 Yes  No
If so, please list below:
Ethnicity (Providing this information is voluntary):
Have you ever volunteered for WAMU 88.5 before?
 Yes  No
If 'yes', when?
How did you hear about our volunteer opportunities?
WAMU 88.5 Volunteer
Listening to WAMU-FM
Internet (which site?)
Other (please explain)
If necessary, please specify where you heard about our volunteer opportunities:
What goals do you wish to achieve through volunteering? (Please choose two that apply most):
Gain new skills/knowledge
Explore new fields of work
Help others
Contribute to the station
Discover new interests
Get work experience
Enhance employment potential
Achieve personal growth
Meet people
Which volunteer program(s) are you interested in?
Is there a specific volunteer position you are applying for? If so, what position?
Are you interested in long term, short term, or episodic volunteer opportunities?
Long Term (6 months or more)
Short Term (3 months or less)

What are your preferred hours to volunteer?
Monday Hours
Tuesday Hours
Wednesday Hours
Thursday Hours
Friday Hours
Saturday Hours
Sunday Hours

Emergency Contact Information
* Emergency Contact
* Emergency Contact Relationship
* Emergency Phone

Name of College or University:
Are you currently in school?
 Yes  No

Computer skills:
Microsoft Word
Microsoft Excel
Adobe Photoshop
Apple Final Cut
Adobe Creative Suite
Social Media
General skills:
Fundraising/Special Events
Graphic Design
Public Speaking
Public Relations
Editing (Sound/Video)
Preparing Strategy
Web Design
Customer Service
Event Management
Hospitality Services
Other, please specify:
Foreign language(s) (specify proficiency level):
Sign Language:
 Yes  No

Work/Volunteer Experience
* Current/Past Employer:
* Current/Past Position Title:
Employment Status:
Current/Past Employment Comments:
* Volunteer Organization:
* Volunteer Organization City/State:
Volunteer Duties:


Please list two work, school, or professional reference, not a relative, whom we may contact regarding your application. Different from above.

* First Reference Name
* First Reference Phone
Reference Comments:

* Second Reference Name
* Second Reference Phone

Volunteer Agreement
* By checking the box below, I agree to the conditions listed in the WAMU Volunteer Indemnity-Conf Agreement.
Refer to: WAMU Volunteer Indemnity-Conf Agreement

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