Make it Your Mission

Volunteer Opportunities with KNOM Radio

Community Volunteers


Have you dreamed of being a radio announcer?

KNOM is always looking for community members to serve as a friend and companion on the airwaves. Please e-mail us to learn more and to get on the schedule for the next training opportunity.

Volunteering Off-Air

If you love radio, but you don't want to be on the air, KNOM is always looking for helpers around the station. Opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with local language pronunciation guides
  • Sharing history and context for local tribal music recordings
  • Organizing vinyl records and CDs
  • Painting
  • Cleaning
  • Property maintenance

Community volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete a brief application, and have a clear background check to serve at KNOM.

Short-Term Volunteers

KNOM welcomes short-term volunteers to live the mission in a variety of capacities around the station - whether a work weekend, school break, or a season of service. Individuals, families, and church groups are welcome to apply.

All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete a KNOM volunteer application, and receive a clear background check prior to serving as a volunteer.

If you are traveling from outside the Nome area, volunteers are responsible for airfare and obtaining lodging during their stay. KNOM encourages connecting with local churches or city hospitality.

Faith Leaders

KNOM is always looking for Catholic leaders who can facilitate one of the annual retreats for our KNOM Volunteer Fellows. If you feel called to share your vocation or ministry with KNOM, please e-mail us for more information.

All volunteers must be at least 18 years of age, complete a KNOM volunteer application, and receive a clear background check prior to serving.

Year-Long Volunteer Fellowship

2019-2020 Volunteer Fellow JoJo Phillips interviews Nome dog musher Stephanie Johnson live on the air after completing the 2019 Serum Run, which commemorated the famous 1924-25 serum run to Nome.
Photo by Sue Steinacher (2020), used with permission.

KNOM volunteer fellowship alumni talk about their year(s) in Nome as one of the most challenging and inspiring chapters of their lives — a time not only for service and professional growth, but also for discernment, a reinvigoration of faith, and finding a fresh perspective on their place within the world.


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university
  • Must be 21 years of age
  • Clean Background Check
  • Dedicated, team-focused, flexible, and open to learning

Prior broadcasting experience is welcome but not necessary. All training is provided by KNOM. Successful applicants are hard-working, self-motivated individuals who can think on their feet and adapt to changing circumstances. Their actions show care and concern for others.

Benefits provided by KNOM's benefactors:

  • Air transportation to and from KNOM at the beginning and end of the year
  • Room and board (includes groceries, utilities, and basic house necessities)
  • Monthly stipend
  • Health insurance
  • End of year fellowship award & resettlement stipend

Learn more about the KNOM Volunteer Fellowship here: FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions).