Thank you for your interest in being a KPFT volunteer!

KPFT has opportunities for interested volunteers to serve KPFT’s in various administrative, community outreach, fundraising and events capacities.

We look for individuals who are motivated, independent workers, team players, organized, efficient, and excellent communicators with a love of media and knowledge of KPFT’s mission in the community. Volunteers must be at least 15 years of age.

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What to Expect

Volunteers assist KPFT’s staff at the station’s offices as well as participate in the station’s community events in the city of Houston, its surrounding areas and around the Gulf Coast. Throughout KPFT’s history, the radio station and its volunteers have collaborated to form a dynamic team.

psaWhen you join KPFT’s volunteer community, you are kept informed of upcoming opportunities. The service KPFT volunteers provide helps keep the station running – and the station and its employees greatly appreciate their generous contribution of time and effort.

Volunteer Jobs Help the Community

If you don’t have any prior experience in radio, don’t worry. We’ll teach you everything you need to know to maintain a volunteer job at a real radio station. Many KPFT alums have gone on to bigger and better things by getting jobs in the broadcast industry. It’s our goal to have volunteers follow in their footsteps and excel at whichever job they choose.

 

We look forward to continuing the tradition with you. Thank you for keeping KPFT listener powered! For additional information, please email volunteer(at)kpft.org.

Available Jobs

Below is the list of volunteer jobs available for those interested in donating their time to 90.1 KPFT.

The Lone Star Jukebox is seeking volunteers to assist in the following areas: answering phones and taking listener requests, updating Facebook, typing the playlist into our database for the weekly shows and researching artist information/new music releases and artist tributes.

2839_74297636303_1444488_nVolunteers are an essential part of KPFT’s success, not only in terms of programming but also in serving the greater needs of our Houston community. One of the best ways to support public broadcasting for Southeast Texas is to volunteer your time. There are a variety of opportunities to accommodate your interests and schedule.

Click on a category below to learn more about each opportunity.

Front Desk Team

Provide reception and project assistance.
3 hour shifts, Monday – Friday 8:45 am to 6 pm

Fundraising Drive Teams

Answer phones, process gifts, tally donations, and provide hospitality.
3 to 4.5 hour shifts, during fundraising drives

Mailing Party Team

Send thank you gifts to KPFT members.
Varying times Monday – Friday

Photographer Team

Photograph in-studios and other KPFT sponsored events.
Varying days and times

Tabling Team

Answer questions and help at KPFT events.
5 hour shifts, varying days and times

Videographer Team

Capture video of in-studios and other KPFT sponsored events.
Varying days and times

General Volunteer Registration

When you volunteer at 90.1 KPFT, you are doing something special for the Houston community, yourself and the musicians, non-profits and listeners who depend on the radio station.

KPFT welcomes you to volunteer at the Texas Gulf Coast’s legendary independent voice. Please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch soon!

To get started volunteering, contact Tony Cox by calling 713 526 4000, extension 301 between 10am and 5pm.
Phone Volunteer Registration

If you’re interested in volunteering to answer phones during the fund drive, contact our membership department by emailing volunteer@kpft.org. And thank you!

If your organization can provide 3+ volunteers for a phone drive shift, we’ll thank your organization on the air during your shift!

If you have any questions contact our membership department by emailing volunteer@kpft.org or call 713-526-4000 ext. 314 between 10:30 and 5:30pm.

Thank you for your support!

Internships for Students

KPFT offers internships for college and high school students seeking class credit in all areas of radio broadcasting.

Many students are seeking an opportunity to learn about media as part of their education. Coursework for some junior- and senior-level graduation plans permits students to gain class credit through working with a media organization for 10-20 hours per week. KPFT welcomes interns to get familiar with non-commercial media.

Interns will gain real world experience in a broad array of fields including music programming, production, online, marketing, development, business support and administration. KPFT interns will learn skills in business communication, project management, problem solving, audio technology, database management and more.

These skills and experiences offer our interns a unique ground-level glimpse of the day-to-day life of a non-commercial volunteer-based community radio station, while offering relationship building and networking opportunities that will aid in securing future employment in the media.

All internships are unpaid. Where students are taking coursework for college credit, KPFT can be the registering organization for a school internship.

What We Look For

In general, we look for individuals who are motivated, independent workers, team players, organized, efficient, excellent communicators, comfortable on Microsoft Office applications and most importantly have a fanatical love of independent radio, and knowledge of KPFT and our mission in the community. Availability of 10-20 hours per week, during regular business hours (10 a.m.-6 p.m., Monday-Friday) is a requirement for all new interns. Contact our Business Manager for internship information.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are unable to make the weekly commitment of an internship, we also have many volunteer opportunities including helping out at membership drives, tabling at events, and mailing out thank you gifts to listeners.
Click here to register to volunteer.

Code of Conduct

The Code of Conduct is for the KPFT community.
This Code of Conduct was drafted with input from KPFT staff, LAB members, listeners and the Pacifica National Office. This Code of Conduct is effective as of August 17, 2002.

  1. Treat other people as you would like to be treated yourself.
  2. Verbal and physical attacks are not tolerated on Pacifica and KPFT property, or at KPFT and Pacifica events and meetings.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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. 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.