Volunteers are at the heart of what CJSR does.
Almost all of the roles at CJSR, from DJs to technicians, to promotions to the keepers of the vast music library, are filled by volunteers. And we’re always looking for more!
Here are some volunteer roles we are always looking to fill:
Music show hosts
News and podcast producers
Music library assistants
Script writers + general creative writers
Vocal talents for PSAs, ADs, etc.
Community + Campus outreach volunteers
Board and administrative support volunteers
Photographers and Videographers
And many, many more! Let us know if you have an idea for a special project or role with CJSR.
No experience? No problem!
Part of the mission of CJSR is to provide free training so more people can get involved. We welcome volunteers with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.
CJSR provides an inclusive place to learn about the ins and outs of broadcasting, whether on the air or behind the scenes. No matter what your age or level of experience, CJSR is the place to express yourself, to let your talent grow and to get creative. We believe in providing a voice for alternative viewpoints in this city, and that includes yours.
Each volunteer must attend an orientation session. After that, it’s full speed ahead.
We can’t wait to have you aboard.
Q: Do you have to be a student at the University of Alberta to volunteer at CJSR?
A: Nope! We are a campus & community radio station, so we are open to campus and community members.
Q: What if I don’t have any experience?
A: That’s A-OK! CJSR staff will provide hands-on training to help you learn the basics. No previous experience required.
Q: I made a volunteer profile. What’s next?
A: The next step is to sign up for CJSR Volunteer Orientation. There you will find out more information about CJSR as an organization, and what kinds of training and volunteer opportunities we offer. Go to ‘Opportunities’ > ‘Orientation and Training’ > ‘Orientation’ to sign up for the next available session.
Once you’ve completed Volunteer Orientation, you’ll need to become a FACRA member before you can start signing up for training and other volunteer opportunities.
Q: I’ve volunteered at other stations, do I really need all this training?
A: Yes. This is very important as we cover the policies and rules that are unique to CJSR. Without that crucial information, it’ll be a lot harder for you to settle in to CJSR. We want your time with us to be enjoyable and learning about us through our training is a vital part of that.