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Volunteers, Past and Future

KNOM Volunteer Alumnae

Thanks to your support — whether financial or spiritual — KNOM Radio Mission has been able to sustain its unique and greatly impactful volunteer program for more than four decades. Our volunteers, as you’ve read time and again in the Static, are the lifeblood of our on-air and on-the-ground efforts in rural Alaska; they’re utterly crucial to everything we do.

This is the time of year when we’re making ready for the next class of KNOMers. Thanks to the hard work of staff outreach coordinator Margaret DeMaioribus, herself a volunteer alumna, we’re nearing the final stages of recruitment for the five people who will commit a continuous year to radio service in Nome and its satellite communities. We respectfully ask for your thoughts and prayers for clarity and discernment, both for ourselves and our new hires, as these decisions are made.

As we look to the future class of 2016-2017, we’re continually reminded of the incredible individuals who have served KNOM in past years: not least because they often visit! During this year’s Iditarod, we were thrilled to welcome back alumnae Francesca Fenzi, Jenn Ruckel, Caitlin Whyte, and Tara Cicatello (pictured), who reunited in Nome to experience the excitement of the race. We’re so pleased to see that the connections forged during their volunteer service remain important, and influential, in their lives.

We truly believe that the volunteer program your support makes possible changes lives: both those of our listeners, and those of the volunteers themselves. Thanks for all you do.