Volunteer

Want to become a closer part of the WYPR community?  Want to show your support for the station in ways other than making a pledge? Want to meet interesting people?

Volunteers are an essential part of WYPR’s success.

One of the best ways to support public broadcasting for Maryland is to volunteer your time. There are a variety of opportunities to accommodate your interests and schedule. Please read below for more information about each opportunity.

Contact
Deborah Davis
WYPR
2216 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21218
ddavis@wypr.org
410-235-1517

Types of Volunteer Activities

  • Staffing On-Air Membership Drives – Volunteers answer incoming phone calls from happy people who want to make a pledge. Volunteers are never asked to “cold call” people to ask for money! Drives are catered by local restaurants, so volunteers always eat really well!
  • Office/Clerical Support – Assist station staff with generating routine correspondence, filing/recordkeeping, and data entry.
  • Staffing Fairs and Festivals – Interact with listeners and others at local/regional events, such as the Baltimore Book Festival, Concerts at Patterson Park, etc. These are primarily weekend events.
  • Staffing WYPR Sponsored Events – Assist station staff and participate in fun events, such as local tapings of Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me, talks by NPR on-air personalities, etc. These may be weeknight or weekend events.

Requirements: Volunteers must be 16 or older.