Reachout Radio Volunteer Application

Reachout Radio
280 State Street
P.O. Box 30021
Rochester, NY 14603-3021

WXXI Reachout Radio is currently looking for volunteer readers who are available Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. A limited number of assignments are available. NOTE: All potential readers must successfully pass an audition before being assigned a program.

Reachout Radio offices are open 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday; 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. Please indicate those hours when you are most available:

A variety of volunteer jobs are available at WXXI Reachout Radio.
Please indicate those areas in which you are most interested:

Specific descriptions of jobs are indicated on the bottom of this form.

Do you have any previous experience in the areas of broadcasting, recording, reading, engineering, etc. which might be applicable to this program? Please explain.

Volunteer Agreement:

I agree that my assignment to and acceptance of a position as a WXXI Reachout Radio volunteer in no way indicates an opportunity for future employment with WXXI. I further agree to honor my commitment to volunteering as my time allows, in a faithful manner, in a spirit of service, and with a commitment to quality. I will be honest enough to tell you when I can't come, and in the event that I can no longer serve at WXXI Reachout Radio, I will give as much advance notice as possible.
To authorize, please type your full name and today's date below:

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Job Descriptions

Thank you for your interest in becoming a volunteer at WXXI Reachout Radio. This volunteer application enables us to match your interests with our needs. Below is a brief description of each of the various volunteer opportunities and the approximate time commitments for each. Please note that the jobs labeled with a (*) require an audition.

READER:* 
A variety of programs are available for readers, focusing primarily on daily newspapers from around the 10-county broadcast region. Readers prepare their own material for broadcast from publications provided by Reachout Radio. Readers are expected to arrive at the studios approximately 15 minutes prior to scheduled reading. Most volunteers read a half-hour program weekly, although bi-weekly assignments are available, as well as some one-hour programs. So the total time commitment averages about one hour per week.

RESEARCH/RECORD SPECIAL PROGRAMS:* 
This is similar to a reader, but may not be a regular commitment. (Time varies with assignment.)

FLOATER:* 
These readers may be assigned to a specific program, but also act as substitutes, reading a variety of programs. (1-2 hours weekly)

OFFICE ASSISTANTS: 
These volunteers provide back-up support for mailings, program guide preparation, special projects and telephone contacts. (Time varies)

SPECIAL EVENTS: 
This may include, but is not limited to, any number of responsibilities from setting up and hosting remote displays, assisting in the coordination of promotional or remote events, to hosting station functions. (Time varies)

Should you have any questions about any of these volunteer opportunities, please feel free to contact WXXI Reachout Radio at (585) 258-0333.

WXXI Volunteer Opportunities: There are many other opportunities to volunteer for WXXI, such as membership drives, auction and special events. If you'd like information about other volunteer opportunities, see WXXI Volunteer web page