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Fund Drive Scheduling will begin soon!

Next Drive is in Fall. If you'd like to sign up as a phone volunteer, please contact Astha Shrestha at or call 508-752-0700.

Fund Drive Assistant

WICN is a member-supported public radio station and the single largest source of operating revenue comes from our listeners. We hold membership drives four times a year to encourage audience members to contribute to the station and make sure that WICN is around for a long time providing great music to the community. If you love to talk on the phone, put those skills to work by answering our "pledge phones" during one of our membership drives. Shifts are available weekday mornings, weekday evenings, and throughout the weekend.
(Approximately 3 hours per shift)

Sound Engineer wanted for live radio shows

WICN is a jazz station, expanding its broadcasts of live music from its performance studio. We are looking for either a newcomer trying to gain experience or a veteran looking to stay active.  This is a volunteer position.  Only one or two afternoons per month and occasional evening work are needed. WICN has the gear. You have the ears. If interested, email

Concert Assistant

WICN is one of the largest concert promoters in Central New England. Our commitment to live music is well-known throughout the area with long-running series such as The Brown Bag Concerts and Jazz at Sunset as well as numerous independent presentations. These concerts require a lot of work and we're always looking for extra help in the following areas:

  • Loader: Help carry, set up, and break down sound equipment. The amount of equipment varies from show to show. Times may vary, but typically you should be available during the afternoon before the concert and in the evening immediately after the concert. Heavy lifting is involved!
    (Approximately 2 hours per concert)
  • Sales Person: Sell tickets and/or artist CDs. This involves management of cash and credit transactions from walk-in patrons, distribution of will-call tickets and the sale of CDs for the performing artist.
    (Approximately 2 hours per concert)
  • Usher: Show and assist patrons to their seats.
    (Approximately 1 hour per concert)

Folk Revival Live Show Assistant

1. Sound engineer. While the host CAN do sound, it is inadvisable. First off, this host, while perfectly capable of running the sound, can really only do it when nothing goes wrong. He is not equipped to troubleshoot problems, and certainly cannot do it while simultaneously hosting the show.  The Sound engineer should arrive around 5:30 and leaves around 11:15. The only person who MUST put in longer hours on a live Performance Studio show day is the host (4:30-11:30).

2. Sound engineer assistant. Not essential, but very helpful to have. Need not be as expert as the sound engineer, but must be willing to take instruction/direction. Younger (college age) kids have done well with this.

3. Broadcast booth volunteer. This person sits in the broadcast booth from 7:05-10:50, entering the playlist into Spinitron and (if not a membership drive show) answers the phone. This requires maybe fifteen minutes of Spinitron training, but it’s not rocket science. Volunteers have been known to do this in shifts. Another responsibility of this volunteer is to be ready to pop in a CD and begin a regular broadcast from the booth if there’s a problem with the Performance Studio.

4. Hall manager. This person is basically in charge of the Performance Studio—the audience, refreshments table, directing folks to the restroom, etc.—while the host is on the air.

5. Station supervisor. This person spends much of his/her time in the main station, letting folks in, helping them get settled, keeping an eye on visiting artists as they warm up, etc.

6. Runner. At the beck and call of the host—letting artists warming up in whatever Green Room area id designated (currently either Production or the Conference Room) when it’s time for them to get ready, when they’re on deck, when they’re up, etc. This person can also help out the Station supervisor, particularly early on.


GRAPHIC DESIGNER: Are you a skilled designer that would like to donate your talents to WICN Public Radio? We can use your help with logos, email template designs and concert promotions Have your work seen by thousands of our listeners, member, concert goers  and website visitors.


Library Aide/Media Assistant

WICN has a music library filled with over 18,000 CDs with more and more arriving in the mail every day. It never seems to be enough, so we're always looking for more. We're looking for someone to help contact record labels and request continued service or recordings that didn't arrive in the mail. Keeping our music library organized is a must so that hosts can find that "right" song. We need help categorizing, labeling, and filing CDs (both new and existing).
(Approximately 2-5 hours per week)

Mail Assistant

Each month, WICN mails membership renewal notices to its donors. Preparing these mailings requires a lot of help. Duties will include folding, stuffing envelopes, sorting and stamping mail.
(Approximately 4-6 hours monthly)

Office Assistant

We're looking for someone to help with general clerical work, including answering phones (particularly during staff meetings or lunch hours), greeting guests, receiving special deliveries, typing, filing, etc.
(Approximately 1-5 hours per week)

Road Crew

WICN is becoming increasingly involved in the promotion and sponsorship of area events with organizations like Mechanics Hall, City of Worcester, etc. We'd love to have a visual presence at these events that represents the "Face of WICN." You'd be responsible for setting up a table to display promotional information about WICN, answering questions from patrons, and telling everyone how great WICN is! These events happen at various times of the day or night and can vary in duration.

Website Editor

Our online Club Calendar is a listing of thousands of live musical events that happen throughout New England each month. We need help entering all of this information in to our website. Strong computer skills are necessary. Experience is preferred.
(Approximately 5 hours per week)

Writing Assistant

WICN has a weekly electronic newsletters that keep our listeners up to date with what's happening on 90.5 FM and at We need a creative individual to assist in writing articles for these e-newsletters. Topics for these publications would include our special programs, live in-studio performances, special guests, area concerts, CD reviews, musicians celebrating birthdays, and much more. No web experience is needed.
(Approximately 1-2 hours per week)

Join our family today! Contact the station at (508) 752-0700 or for more information on any of the opportunities listed above or for general information about volunteering at WICN.

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