WERA is seeking volunteers to help engineer programs, produce radio content, promote the activities, and events at the station, and raise funds. Whatever your skill level or area of expertise, we welcome your help and we’ll find a place for you at WERA.
If you’ve got an aptitude for understanding signal path and a fundamental knowledge of sound design and audio production, you may be interested in volunteering to help our producers engineer their shows.
WERA is looking for people who want to help us produce content for the station. Examples of the types of content that we need help producing are: station I.D.s; underwriting and sponsorship acknowledgements; news and weather briefs; short musical interludes, etc.
If you’ve got a way with words and a knack for getting publicity, we’re looking for you! WERA needs help getting the word out about all of our great programs, people, activities, and events.
We are seeking people who have expertise in raising funds. If you have experience with writing grants, hosting fundraisers, running silent auctions, securing underwriting, etc., we could use your help!
WERA depends on the help of a group of “super-volunteers” that we call trustees. A trustee is someone who has received extensive training (paid for by WERA) in audio and radio production, and has also received a complete education in the mission, background, policies, and procedures of Arlington Independent Media. Trustees are given after-hours access to the WERA facilities and supervise the programming that takes place at these hours.
The AIM Board of Directors, WERA Committee & PARC
For those interested in governance and leadership, there are several opportunities to serve. The Arlington Community Access Corporation (dba Arlington Independent Media) is governed by a fifteen-member board of directors, eleven of whom are elected by the AIM membership. Any member of the corporation may run for a seat on the board, but those who aren’t residents of Arlington need to have an Arlington business or organization sponsor them.
You don’t have to be a member of the board of directors to serve on board committees. The WERA Committee of the board is made up of both board members and AIM members and is always looking for people interested in helping the board set the strategic direction of the radio station. Those who are interested in reviewing and selecting programming for the station may wish to join the Programming Advisory and Review Council (PARC). The PARC is an independent fifteen-member group of Arlington residents who receive and review applications for airtime on WERA. PARC members meet regularly to discuss proposals and vote on which will be selected for air.
If you’d like to serve in one or more of the above capacities, please contact Lauree McArdle, Director of Operations, by phoning (703) 524-2388 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.