Volunteer Opportunities

Thank you for your interest in donating your time and skills to KUOW! We rely on volunteers during our on–air membership drives, as well as for ongoing office work throughout the year.

KUOW's Sara Lerner hops on the phone to talk to a member.
Credit KUOW Photo

The following volunteer opportunities are available at KUOW:

Membership Drive

Answer phones in the studio during the KUOW membership drives (fall and spring) and take information over the phone. Food and drink are provided. This opportunity is very popular and phone shifts fill quickly. We'll announce volunteer sign up to our active volunteer list, on the air and on the web.

Commitment: 3– to 4–hour shifts.

Click here to sign-up for KUOW's Spring Membership Drive (March 24-April 4, 2014).

The following volunteer opportunities are arranged as needed. Arrangements must be made with KUOW staff:


Assist KUOW's Membership department with bulk mailings, packaging thank you gifts, filing, and other assorted tasks. Daytime shifts as pre–arranged. This activity peaks a few times a year, but usually happens once a month.

Commitment: single shift or multiple shifts.

Office/Data Entry

We'll train you on our systems to enter and revise addresses from mailings, pledge data, answer phones, photocopy and file (whatever we need during peak times). Daytime shifts as pre–arranged. To be considered for this volunteer opportunity, please call 206-616-5839. You may be required to submit a resume and references.

Commitment: six-month commitment (it does take time to train, so we'd like to keep you on file as someone trained to work on our database).


Support KUOW staff at station events (at our studios and/or off-site). Event jobs will vary in scope, depending on the nature of the event. Most events may take place outside of normal business hours (after 5 p.m.).

Commitment: on–call, with advance notice.

To Volunteer

Click here to be added to our volunteer mailing list and to learn about future volunteer opportunities. You'll need to provide your email address, name and a daytime phone number. You can also email volunteer@kuow.org or call 206.221.2501 with questions.