witzke-wfp-8-24-12-0008Volunteers provide thousands of hours of invaluable support every year to WFPL and Louisville Public Media.

Volunteers help staff and manage Membership Drives, spearhead community outreach and provide support to programming and administrative staff.

Their service puts them in touch with other community members equally committed to public radio and allows them to meet and work with local, regional and national public radio personalities. Volunteers can also attend any Louisville Public Media events for which they volunteer.

For more information, contact Amanda Fair Horton at 502-814-6530 or ahorton@louisvillepublicmedia.org.

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.


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 Amanda Fair Horton at 502-814-6530 or ahorton@louisvillepublicmedia.org.