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Get Involved with KBOO's Spring Membership Drive

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Spring is in the air, and it’s time to get involved with your community radio station’s Spring Membership Drive! We are currently preparing for our drive runs on air from Friday, May 1st through Saturday, May 16th.

KBOO’s existence depends on membership drives as more than 80% of our funding comes from our listeners--this is, in part, what allows KBOO to be so independent and unique. We ask that all volunteers at KBOO help with the drive, as we have more than 600 shifts to fill! With shifts available seven days a week, generally spanning the hours of 6 AM to 11 PM, there are shifts to fit anyone’s schedule!

This is a fabulous time to get involved in KBOO because the drive is a very high energy time, with volunteers working closely together in teams to raise much needed money for the station. It is really fun to schedule a shift during a time that you listen, as then you can meet the volunteers that you hear on the radio and talk with others that share your interests. We need volunteers for many roles—before the drive we need volunteers to help solicit restaurant donations (we have many restaurants that donate food to keep volunteers happy!), and recruit and schedule other volunteers to help out. During the drive we have many, many roles for you to get involved with: answering phones & assisting our listeners to become members; getting on mic and talking with the program host to encourage listeners to join KBOO; running errands to pick up food donations; data entry / filing support work, and a few other things to boot.

KBOO Honors International Women's Day, Sunday, March 8th

International Women's Day is an annual event that began in New York City around the turn of the twentieth century. Initially it sought to raise awareness of the achievements of women. In 1908, on this day, 15,000 women marched in New York City for better pay, working conditions, and an end to child labor. The day became a recognized holiday in many newly socialist countries over the next several years, but ironically fell off the radar, by and large, in the US, until the late 1960s.

Join us on Sunday, March 8th, beginning at 6 AM, as KBOO volunteers honor the contributions of women to art and culture, and raise awareness of the issues that continue to challenge us to action. With 21 hours of special programming produced by women, featuring information and music of the women of the world, and our own backyard.

Volunteer Appreciation Party this Saturday, January 10th!

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You are most cordially invited to the

KBOO Volunteer Appreciation Party!!! 

Volunteers are the life's blood of KBOO. It is your contributions that make our station so eclectic, strong, and fun. Now it's time to celebrate together! Please join us for this great afternoon, on

Saturday, January 10th, 1 - 4 PM, Liberty Hall, 311 N. Ivy

It's sure to be a great afternoon together with:

­ Honoring volunteers
Sharing refreshments
Entertainment
Great friends

­ Door prizes

All we need is you!

Volunteer Updates: Bad weather contingency plans and events in January

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Many thanks to intrepid volunteers who are making it into KBOO through all manner of weather!  If you are unable to make it to a volunteer shift, please call and let us know as soon as you are able, so we can try to cover. For situations involving on-air cancellations during business hours, please call the front desk (503-231-8032) and ask to speak directly with Chris Merrick or myself.  If neither are available, please ask for any staff person.  For very time sensitive urgent situations like this, it is important not to rely on voicemail or email, but to speak with a staff member directly. If it is after hours, and you are unable to make it in for an on-air shift, please call the air room (503-231-8187), and ask for emergency contact information for Chris Merrick or myself. 

KBOO's starting off 2009 with a volunteer appreciation party! We would love for all volunteers to join us in a very special afternoon of celebration, honoring the amazing work you do to make KBOO the great community radio station it is.

The appreciation party will be at Liberty Hall, 311 N. Ivy, on Saturday, January 10th, 1 - 4 PM.  Please check kboo.fm/volunteer for up to date details.

Jump Into the Volunteer Pool NOW! It's time for the Spring Membership Drive

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Ah, the birds are migrating, the flowers are budding, and spring is getting springy,  must be time for the KBOO Spring Membership Drive!  The Drive runs on air from Saturday, March 22nd through Friday, April 11th; and we need to fill over 900 volunteer shifts.  This is a great time to get involved in your community radio station!

What's New for Volunteers Late January / February

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January is a busy month for KBOO!  Many, many thanks to volunteers who pull together to make it all possible!  I want to thank  Jamilah Bourdon and Lisa Loving for producing the Martin Luther King Day live remote from the Highland Center. Thanks also to Leas Averill, Tom Hood, Kate Welch, Liam Delta, Devin LaCroix, Marty, and Bryan Stevens for for help with the tech aspects of the day his assistance.

There's lots to do at KBOO!

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Have you been wondering about volunteering at KBOO?  Do you want to be a part of a lively, engaged and committed community, effecting positive change in the world around us?  Please, check us out!  We will hold a volunteer orientation on January 7th, for incoming volunteers; this is the first step in a three part process to be an active part of this dynamic community.

If you are already an active volunteer, and are looking for more ways to get involved, you can always check out the information on the volunteer opportunities page.

Be a Part of the Solution! Volunteer Meeting this Saturday 12/8 11 - 2 at Liberty Hall

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Be a Part of the Solution!!!

  • Do you care about supporting KBOO as a great institution?
  • Do you care about better serving our communities?
  • Do you want KBOO to succeed in meeting our challenges?

Volunteer Spotlight

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Sometimes a new KBOO volunteer arrives on the scene, and just hits the ground running.  Frank Cobb, Sr. is one such volunteer.  He arrived for Orientation back in January, and immediately got involved in the PM News Department.  Within a month, after coming to every training that was offered in the News Department, he was going out to the street almost every day, tape recorder in hand, to interview the homeless in Portland.
 
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