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Code of Conduct
  1. Verbal and physical attacks are not tolerated on Pacifica and KPFT property, or at KPFT and Pacifica events and meetings.
  2. Discussions will be centered on issues, not people; and on verifiable facts, not innuendo and rumor. This covers oral and written statements made anywhere, including on the Internet.
  3. Information will be shared as much as possible, keeping in mind that some information must remain confidential. If information has been designated as confidential, it will not be divulged either publicly or privately.
  4. Care will be taken with Pacifica and KPFT property, and it will be returned in the same or better condition as when it was received.
  5. Staff, volunteers, visitors and guests will follow the rules and regulations of the station, the Pacifica Foundation, the Local Advisory Board and, where appropriate, all applicable laws.
  6. Violation of this code will result in a penalty, which may include exclusion from Pacifica and KPFT property and events.
  7. The General Manager is responsible for overseeing all matters relating to the operation of the station, and works with Pacifica's Executive Director, who has final authority to ensure the station is in compliance with the Foundation's Mission and policies, as well as all relevant laws.
  8. Disputed charges of violation of this code will be brought before a neutral, independent factfinder, chosen and paid by KPFT, for a final and binding decision. Anyone wishing to file a complaint may do so on a form available at the reception desk in the station.

Application Form

Your Name:

Handle / Radio Name (if any):

Mailing Address:
City: State: Zip:

Phone: Secondary Phone:      


Date of Birth:

ID Number (prefer driver's license - indicate state):

In case of an emergency, please let us know who we should contact:

Emergency Contact (name):
Emergency Contact Phone Number:

How often do you think you might be available?:
      short term:      long term:
      daily:      weekly:      monthly:
      at special events:

What dayparts do you expect to be available?:
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

What specific areas are you most interested in?:
  Membership drives: phone banks
  Events: Tabling, Parade/March Team, setup, photographer
  Graphic Design: flyers, posters, brochures, handbills, ads, newsletters
  Web Support - Youtube uploads, image uploading, transcripts, etc
  IT: hardware maintenance, networking, cabling, voip
  Distribution: posters, flyers, brochures, handbills, newsletters
  Production: radio engineering (board operator), production assistant, hosting
  KPFT Local News Department: reporting, news desk support, research
  Facilities: grounds keeping, building maintenance and repair
  Recycling: individuals or groups

Do you have previous experience with grant writing or grant research?: yes

Do you know PHP/MySQL and would like to help code for the web?: yes

Do you have experience in coding mobile apps and would like to help program apps for KPFT? yes

Would you prefer to help with a specific program (if needed)?

How did you hear about us?

Why do you want to volunteer for KPFT?

Special Qualifications
(education, languages, certificates, training, job/life experience):

List any previous volunteer positions and duties:

Please list any relevant interests and affiliations
(hobbies, clubs, other organizations):

I have read and understand the KPFT Code of Conduct (above) and agree to comply with the code therein.

I certify that all statements in this application are true and complete to the best of my knowledge and understand that falsified statements on this application will be grounds for denial or dismissal of volunteer duties at KPFT. I authorize investigation of all statements contained herein.

I hereby agree to indemnify and hold KPFT 90.1 FM Pacifica Radio Houston, the Pacifica Foundation and their respective directors, agents, and employees harmless from any damages, claims, demands, or suits by any and all persons, firms or corporations arising out of any act or omissions or any related party in connection with station events. I hereby give KPFT permission to use for promotional, non-commercial purposes, photographs, videos, film and other representations of me in conjunction with any and all events and release all rights that may be consistent therewith.

I understand that the information supplied in this application is private and confidential and will not be distributed, sold or exchanged.

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Everyone is required to sign in and out of the Volunteer Log book in the lobby each time you visit KPFT. This helps us track of your volunteer hours for grant funding, acknowledgement and election purposes. Thanks for you cooperation!