Get Involved! Volunteer!
INSITE absolutely depends on volunteers to carry out the work of the station.
** Can you help distribute posters and flyers for INSITE events? We need your help! Please contact James, to get the details!**
At INSITE we have a dynamic community of volunteers doing everything from front desk work, janitorial work, community reporting, hosting information booths, clerical support, news writing, documentary making, engineering live music, operating sound boards, engineering and computer help, website upkeep, and many, many other things.
Do you want to get involved? Contact James, the volunteer coordinator. His email address is firstname.lastname@example.org, or call him at +44(0)115 837 3189.
Ready to submit your program proposal? Here is the form (you should have a 15-minute mp3 sample ready to upload with the form).
Volunteering at INSITE can take many, many paths. We have volunteers who come in to do things a few times each year, and other volunteers who spend 20+ hours each week at the station. Our volunteers range in age from 13 years old to more than 80. Our community strives for inclusivity, and includes people of many races, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, spiritual paths, economic classes, and political & philosophical schools of thought. Together we make up a thriving multi-cultural community working to create fabulous radio.
Orientations for new volunteers happen monthly, and are held at INSITE, 151 Alfreton Road,2nd Floor, Nottingham, NG7 3JR.
To volunteer at INSITE, there is a three step process to being an active volunteer:
1) Attend Volunteer Orientation.
2) Talk with the volunteer coordinator to find out about trainings and schedule.
3) Complete your first assignment.
Volunteers at INSITE must be able to work collaboratively in a richly diverse, often hectic environment that is committed to non-violence within all levels of the organization.
Depending on your interests and availability, there are a great variety of things to do with INSITE. Some needs have very regular schedules, some are occasional. In general, volunteers write and produce news and public affairs content, mix-live music in studio, keep our website fresh and interesting, help with clerical support, help with outreach and special events, maintain the record library and archives, record lectures, meetings and readings, produce audio graphic arts, staff the front desk, and in many other ways
Currently, our biggest needs are for: news room volunteers, distributing flyers / postering, live remote broadcast tech help, live music mixologists, audio producers, audio production trainers, clerical support in the membership office, and outreach volunteers to help with special events, and outreach information tables.
We also currently have openings for volunteers to:
Write / edit / produce the news — shifts available every weekday
Produce local news reports
Produce and edit audio
Produce public affairs content
Contribute to web content
Do janitorial work
Mail out “thank you gifts” to members who requested them
Staff the INSITE info table at exciting events
Staff the front desk
Photograph INSITE events in and outside of the studios
Record audio away from INSITE — (create field recordings)
Help plan special events / benefits
Serve on advisory committees (open to INSITE members only)
Engineer or announce live remotes
Set up & mix live music for on air performances
Help to database our music library
Upload original archives to internet
Create CDs from live in-studio performances
Help write content for our website
Board-op for news and public affairs programming
Create dynamic public affairs programs
Substitute for a music program host
Help with social media outreach
Contribute to grant applications / grant writing
If you have been to volunteer orientation and are interested in any of these roles, contact James to let him know. He will be happy to talk with you about the specific role, any training you need, and the schedule involved.
If you have not yet attended an orientation for new volunteers, contact James for all of the details to get involved! Call him at +44(0)115 837 3189 or via email.
The next volunteer orientation will be held:
Monday, July 9th, 6 – 8
Contact James with any questions regarding volunteer orienation or volunteering at INSITE. There is no pre-registration for the volunteer orientation– just attend if you are able (and bring a pen!).
INSITE offers training in radio production, voice and microphone skills, audio editing, and field recording for volunteers who have attended Volunteer Orientation and commit to volunteering to fill station needs. We ask that you schedule at least 8 hours of volunteerism for each class you take. Contact James for more details.
If you’ve been considering volunteering, NOW IS THE TIME!
If you are a volunteer and want to be sure that you are keeping in touch with all of the station news and opportunities, contact James, and ask to be added to the volunteer email distribution list.