Thank you so much for your interest in volunteering with CJSR!
This is Better Impact: our online volunteer management system. To get started, please read this FAQ ("Frequently Asked Questions") and then create a new account (or log in to your existing account) to fill out our application form.
Below, make sure to check the box beside "I agree with the organization's policies" to indicate that you have read this FAQ.
What is CJSR? What does it stand for? What will I be doing?
CJSR is a campus and community radio station, broadcasting from the basement of the U of A’s Students’ Union Building (in an old bank vault!). We are a registered non-profit and charity, and we’re almost entirely run by volunteers (doing anything from making buttons to DJing live on air). Every person you hear on our station is a volunteer sharing what they love with the world!
The name CJSR is our radio call sign, assigned to us when we got our license to broadcast. Every radio station broadcasting legally in Canada has one of these unique 4 letter call signs. (But feel free to think of us as Cute Jockies Serving Radio *wink*.)
When you start volunteering with us, what you do will be up to you! BetterImpact allows you to sign up for shifts doing whatever task strikes your fancy, as long as you are qualified for it. You can learn to process CD’s for the library, interview, construct audio stories, review music or even volunteer at tabling events. What you do here depends on what interests you and your motivation to start.
What will CJSR do with my information?
This application form helps us get to know you better. We keep these forms on file after you're accepted as a volunteer, so that we always have a quick reference to know a little bit about who you are and what makes you special. If you have concerns or need clarification on any of these application questions, please don't hesitate to contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Chad Brunet, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why does CJSR ask about my gender pronouns?
As an organization, we strive to foster an inclusive environment for folks of all backgrounds. Rather than assuming we know your background or identify, we'd like to ask you.
Please note: we recognize that identities may change throughout time. If that's the case for you, we can always update your volunteer profile once you’ve started to represent your preferred identity.
I filled out the application form, what’s next?
Once you fill out your application form, please sign up for Volunteer Orientation. This is a regular monthly information session about volunteering at CJSR that gives you a crash course on the station. Coming to one of these events will give you the opportunity to meet the CJSR crew before you commit to volunteering with us. This is a great chance to meet other audio nerds and see if volunteering at CJSR is something you would enjoy (plus, it is mandatory).