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Volunteer Opportunities


Dolores and Albert Schoolman are among the many volunteers who help WCBU throughout the year with services such as the Radio Information Service, membership drives, and station events. We value our volunteers!

Volunteer Coordinator

  • The volunteer helps create fundraising events.  Solicit other volunteers, schedules and coordinates them  with their job preferences.

On-Air Membership Drives 

  • Volunteers are needed to help answer telephones and fill out pledge forms during the on-air membership drives. Volunteers work a two to three-hour shift (shifts are scheduled at various times during the day).

Direct Mail

  • Peoria Public Radio sends letters to potential members. Volunteers help stuff envelopes and get the mailings out.

Call Outs

  • Annually, WCBU sends out letters to lapsed members for renewal. Then, volunteers get together for one night to call these individuals and get pledges.


  • The Radio Information Service (RIS) is staffed by volunteers reading local publications for the blind, visually impaired and print handicapped individuals in the area.  This program is transmitted on a "sub carrier" that can be heard on specially equipped receivers supplied to qualified listeners at no charge.  Learn more about RIS. GO >

Say hello to our AM phone volunteers! Contribute by calling 1-888-488-9228 and keep @WCBURadio happy & healthy this year. Thank you! pic.twitter.com/woK1VJWi8x — WCBU News (@WCBURadio) September 14, 2017

To volunteer for Peoria Public Radio's next Membership Drive, call (309) 677-3690.

To volunteer for RIS, call or email Lee Wenger  at (309) 677-3585