Get Involved

Current KDNK Volunteer Opportunities:

March 1-15 - Sign up for a phone shift during our membership drive! Support staff and DJs during one of the most hectic times of year. Click here to sign up.

KDNK invites you to participate and become involved in keeping our airwaves thriving. We know that everyone has something special to contribute, and we have a several ways you can participate. We welcome your enthusiasm and commitment. Volunteering your time is a great way to meet new people, gain valuable job experience, give back to your community and have some fun!

Here are some ways to get involved:
- Become a volunteer DJ
- Assist at KDNK events such as the Mt. Sopris Music Festival, Mountain Fair Cantina, KDNK Blues & BBQ, Membership Drive, Labor of Love Auction and more!
- Take a volunteer shift during our pledge drives
- Help with KDNK mailings
- Assist the Music Department
- Join the Community Advisory Board - contact gavin@kdnk.org for more information
- Serve on the KDNK Board of Directors - contact board@kdnk.org for more information
- Serve on a KDNK Committee
- Weeding and land clearing

For more information on any of these opportunities contact Bodhi by emailing bodhi at kdnk.org or call 963-0139.

Become a DJ

DJ's are the heart and soul of KDNK, and all are local volunteers. KDNK offers an eclectic mix of rock, folk, blues, jazz, bluegrass, reggae, funk, soul, world, hip-hop, and more! All our volunteer DJ’s host a two hour program, and are encouraged to explore new music from independent and emerging artists, as well as delve into the KDNK library of old favorites.

The first step is to sign up for one of our monthly DJ trainings. This is where we show you around the station, provide a fist look at the on air studio and get you going on the road to becoming another well-trained KDNK announcer. KDNK is a place for locals to have a voice, to learn and grow and to serve the community. DJ trainings are usually held the third Thursday of the month. Contact luke@kdnk.org for more information.

Read the KDNK DJ Operating Manual Here.

Watch the following instructional videos on how to be a KDNK DJ:

How to work the mixing board
How to do a live break
How to listen to a CD in "cue"
How to play a vinyl record
How to work with the announcer logs and instructions
How to play music from your device on the air during a live radio show

Contact Luke Nestler, Music and Program Director, at luke at KDNK dot org or call 963-0139.

Assist at KDNK Events

KDNK hosts many fundraising events throughout the year. Whether it’s the Labor of Love Auction, Mr. Carbondale, Women’s Arm Wrestling, or other festivities, we are always in need of volunteer assistance. Click on the links below to see the available volunteer shifts. Contact Bodhi, Membership Director & Volunteer Coordinator, at bodhi at kdnk.org or call 963-0139 to sign up.

Pledge Drives

Volunteer help is a must during our busy on-air membership drives. KDNK holds two pledge drives every year, one in March and one in August. We need people to volunteer to answer phone calls and help with the mailings a few weeks prior to the drives. To volunteer, call 970-963-0139 or email Bodhi, Membership Director and Volunteer Coordinator, at bodhi at kdnk.org.

Pledge Drive Phone Operators:
KDNK conducts two 12-day pledge drives annually, which occur the last two weeks in February and the middle of  September. The next pledge drive runs from September 5-16th, 2016. During these drives, volunteers are needed for a variety of shifts between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM. Click on the link below to see the available shifts.

Mailing Projects:
KDNK does approximately four large mailings annually and volunteers are needed to assist with sorting, stuffing and sealing envelopes to prepare them for mailing. Volunteers may offer as many hours as they are available. We generally send out mailings at the end of January, July, August and October.

Music Department Opportunities

The Music Department needs help with the following:
-Organizing the library, and re-alphabetizing the ever-expanding flow of music into the library.
-Assist the Music Director by entering music into the digital library (DAD)

Contact Luke Nestler, Music and Program Director, luke at kdnk.org or call 963-0139 for full details on these opportunities.

Community Advisory Board

The Board of Directors of KDNK Community Access Radio has established a Community Advisory Board (CAB) in order to receive regular feedback from the community and to comply with certain requirements for stations that receive federal funding through the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.

The purpose of the CAB is to review the programming goals established by the station, the services to the communities provided by the station, and the significant policy decisions rendered by the station. The CAB may also be delegated additional responsibilities as determined by the Board of Directors of KDNK.

This board meets at least once per year. To attend or serve on the board contact KDNK at 970 963-0139 or e-mail board at kdnk.org.

Other Board Committees

The KDNK has established a Program Committee which is charged with surveying our membership to access how well we are executing our mission. The Board also requires occasional assistance with ad hoc committees and other duties. Contact board at kdnk.org for more information on serving on a committee.

Land Clearing and Weeding

There's always something that needs doing here at KDNK. Outside landscaping, tilling and land clearing are always welcome. Contact us and let us know of your tactile skills.