Apply to our volunteer program

Margaret and Eva reporting from the finish line.

News volunteers Margaret DeMaoribus and Eva DeLappe report live from the start of the Nome Equinox Sled Dog Race, put on by the Nome Kennel Club.

Your adventure awaits.
Here’s how to make it happen.

Four Simple Steps

  1. Verify that you are a US Citizen and will hold a Bachelor’s Degree by the start of your service year.
  2. Review our online application — or, if you prefer to apply by (postal) mail, download our application in PDF format.
  3. Fill out the application; make sure you include all information that’s requested. Shoot any questions to
  4. Submit your completed app, either online or by regular mail. See instructions below.

Application Deadlines

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until all positions are filled, with priority given to those received by February 1st. The application review and interview process occurs in the spring, with positions starting in June and July.

If you’re interested in applying later in the year, send an email to Inquiries are always welcome.

Submitting Your University Transcript(s)

Please note: among the requirements of your KNOM volunteer application are your university transcripts, which cannot be submitted electronically. KNOM will not accept photocopies or computer printouts of your grades.

Regardless of how you submit your application (online or by mail), please also mail an official stamped/sealed copy from your university registrar or arrange to have your transcript(s) mailed directly from your university registrar to the following address:

KNOM Radio Mission
PO Box 988
Nome, Alaska 99762
attn: Volunteer Applications

Submitting Applications by Mail

Place all of the items for your application in a single envelope. You can record your audio sample (for Part 16 of the application) on a CD; please include this in your application envelope and send it to the address above. Include your official signed/sealed university transcripts, or have them mailed directly from your registrar, as described above.

Daynee and Lucus in Studio A.

Volunteer producers and co-morning show hosts Daynee Rosales and Lucus Keppel chat it up on the air from Studio A.

Finer Print

  • All KNOM volunteers must enter their term of service with a Bachelor’s Degree from a college or university. KNOM is unable to consider applications from “gap year” candidates or from any other applicant who will not have completed a Bachelor’s Degree by the beginning of her or his service year.
  • All applicants must be citizens of the United States. We are currently unable to consider applications from outside the U.S.
  • Unfortunately, because of the limitations of our volunteer housing, we are unable to consider applications from married couples. Accommodations in our volunteer dormitory consist of twin-sized beds in individual rooms; we regret that we do not have the appropriate facilities to accommodate married couples or families.

Any Questions?

Read our Frequently-Asked Questions!

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, shoot an email to