Deadline for Submissions:
Friday, February 15, 2013, 5:00PM Pacific Time
The Volunteer of the Year Award will be presented at the 38th Annual Community Radio Conference in San Francisco, May 29-June 1, 2013.
They keep the books, operate the board, answer phones during fundraisers, serve as receptionists, fix the equipment, enter the data, train other volunteers, promote the station, raise money, mail out pledge premiums, serve on the Board of Directors, sort the mail, build the website, compile community calendars, maintain the transmitter, organize station events, research news stories, serve on the Community Advisory Board, organize the music library, and much, much more.
NFCB honors Community Radio Volunteers at our member stations with the 2013 Volunteer of the Year Award.
How it works: This award recognizes a station volunteer who has provided extraordinary service over a significant period of time to the station and the community. The volunteer can work in any area of the station—operations, administration, membership, training, engineering, programming, or in any other field. Preference is given to volunteers who work behind the scenes rather than on the air.
Each volunteer must be nominated by the Station Manager. Entering stations must be members of NFCB. Stations may nominate more than one volunteer, but each nomination requires a separate entry.
Entry fee is $25.00 per nominee.
One Volunteer will win the Award, but every Volunteer whose name is entered will be honored by you and by NFCB. In choosing the Volunteer of the Year, the judges will consider quality of service, character of service, length of service, and uniqueness of circumstances. Every volunteer who is nominated will receive a letter of congratulations from NFCB letting them know of the high regard that you have for them and a certificate acknowledging their contributions to the station and to Community Radio suitable for framing. The Volunteer of the Year receives a beautifully engraved plaque at the awards ceremony during the Community Radio Conference.
Previous Volunteers of the Year:
2012 - Barry Gilbert, KGNU, Boulder, CO
2011 – Felix Belmont, KVNF, Paonia, CO
2010 – Ron Thums, KFAI, Minneapolis, MN
2009 – Candace McKenna, KSER, Everett, WA
2008 – Sue Gerber, KRCL, Salt Lake City, UT
2007 – Kathleen Lindsen, KFOK-LP, Georgetown, CA
2006 – Richard Dillman, KWMR, Pt. Reyes Station, CA
2005 – Louie Ducharme, WGDR, Plainfield, VT
2004 – Jo Ann Vano, KFAI, Minneapolis, MN
2003 – Davide Andrea, KGNU, Boulder, CO
2002 – Carol Doan, WMNF, Tampa, FL
2001 – Ali Adelman, KUNM, Albuquerque, NM
Tim O’Brien KVMR, Nevada City, CA
2000 – Graham Ullrich, KBUT, Crested Butte, CO
1999 – Bruce Silverman, KBOO, Portland, OR