High Plains Public Radio - Volunteer

Cause Areas


It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


We have a number of opportunities for support. Your role in the conversation taking place across HPPR’s region is unique to you. You may participate as often as you like using the skills you already have, or perhaps you’ll want to develop new ones along the way. Following are more formal descriptions of the role you may want to play.

Community Contact Partner: Community Contact Partners are individuals or organizations who agree to provide ideas and leads on developments in their local community of interest to the entire region. These Voices are also available to provide background or insights from the perspective of their community on a story originating elsewhere. They have the pulse of their community.

Volunteer Story Contributors and Curators: Volunteer Story Contributors and Curators have a specific interest and expertise in a particular area. They provide both original stories as well as summaries. Contributors and Curators are trained to "self-publish" their work which can be done from anywhere with internet access. This group is invited to participate regularly or when there is something noteworthy to report.

Social Media Sharers: Social Media Sharers are active in social media and volunteer to help share content from High Plains Public Radio with their friends. This group is requested to join in based on the nature or interest of their social networks. Sometimes contributors can have more than one role. Social Medial Sharers can also take part in the public radio conversation in more than one role.

Freelance Curators and Contributors: Freelance Curators and Contributors are hired by High Plains Public Radio on a contract basis to review content gathered from a wide variety of sources. Freelancers created "curated" web posts and broadcast summaries, as well as flag stories worth airing in full. This group has a focused interest they have developed both a familiarity and expertise in.

Local Production Partners: Local Production Partners are typically organizations with professional expertise in content production who contribute on an ongoing basis to produce original stories. Universities are a good example of this type of partner. However, partners with previous broadcast or multi-platform story-telling skills are also in this category.

Voice Talents: Voice talents are the distinctive voices of the region asked to record content that will be broadcast over the air.

Project researchers and writers: Project Researchers and Writers help with specific aspects of a well-defined project. An example of this contributor could be someone with an interest or knowledge of history of the region to help research town and place names.


  • Journalism
  • Copy Writing / Copy Editing
  • Fundraising
  • Storytelling
  • Public Relations
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Time commitment depends on the role. 3+ hrs./week
  • Must be dedicated to the mission of public radio, community outreach, and education.

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