Volunteer21 August 2013 / by CJRU 1280AM (author)
CJRU The Scope at Ryerson is looking for new volunteers with a passion for community radio. Volunteers from Ryerson and the community at large are welcome. There are numerous volunteer opportunities including Programming, Production, Outreach, Online Content, Events, Live Broadcasting and more.
But what if I have no experience? Don’t worry! Part of the mission of CJRU is to provide free training so more people can get involved. We welcome volunteers with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences!
To get started, attend a training session in either our News & Spoken Word or Music Departments. Upcoming sessions are listed on our Training page. For more information contact Volunteer Coordinator (volunteer[@]cjru.ca). After you've completed the training session you'll be asked to produce an exit project.
Volunteers wishing to apply to become hosts and programmers must also submit a show proposal for review, and record a demo after completing their training.
CJRU offers many non-broadcast volunteer opportunities all of which enrich the quality of what we can offer the community.
Volunteers are asked to fill out an application form and include a reference who may be contacted by CJRU. Not everyone will contribute in every role at the station, but staff will help direct your training program so your experience at CJRU is the most meaningful.
Volunteers in Good Standing
To remain in good standing, volunteers need to keep track of how many hours they spend volunteering with us. Volunteers who remain in good standing are able to vote in our Volunteer Board Representative elections, held at our yearly mandatory meetings.
Who decides what programs get on air?
CJRU has a program committee made up of staff and volunteers who assess all program proposals and demos. CJRU is always on the lookout for original, well-produced programming by students and community members. If you’d like to know more about the process or if you’d just like some feedback on a program idea contact our Program Director Elissa Matthews.