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Contribute to All Classical Portland by volunteering! It’s a chance for you to help the station you love, meet new people and see All Classical Portland from the inside. Of course, our volunteers have fun too! Some assignments require regular ongoing commitment. Other opportunities are assigned when special needs arise, such as duties connected to our on-air fundraisers or work parties. Of course, assignments depend on station needs and volunteer skill sets.


Volunteer signup for the 2014 Fall Fundraiser

Job Title: Volunteer Phone Answerer

Description: Phone volunteers serve as the bridge between All Classical Portland and our community by answering donor calls during our on-air fundraisers. They support All Classical Portland’s mission, “to build and sustain culturally vibrant local and global communities around this art form.” If you love this service and are enthusiastic about having conversations with other like-minded folks, then this is the job for you!

Key Responsibilities:

  • Punctuality: there are different talking points, strategies, and special training for each fundraiser – so, thank you for being on time!
  • Passion: take phone calls and bond with donors from all over North America
  • Precision: a clear speaking voice is needed, diction is important as well as listening carefully
  • Process: learn and manage effectively, and accurately receive donations in real time using a computer
  • Privacy: confidentiality is critical as you will be recording sensitive donor information in the proprietary computer system
  • Purpose: you’ll have a unique opportunity to answer myriad callers’ questions about All Classical Portland’s service, with staff and shift captain support

Direct Reports: All Classical Portland Staff and Volunteer Shift Captain

Length of Appointment: Between 1 and 5 shifts during a given fundraiser

Time Commitment: Four hours per shift

Qualifications: Basic computer knowledge, ideally with Microsoft Windows. Pleasant manner, patience and dependability. You will be required to sign a confidentiality agreement. Ability to ask for help when needed and to take direction from the staff and/or shift captain.

Support: Training for this position will be provided. In addition, staff will be available at all times to answer questions or resolve issues.

Benefits: Enjoy the view from our new state of the art riverfront studios, meet your favorite All Classical Personalities, contribute to a cause you are passionate about, make new friends, and get some good grub donated by local top notch restaurants!

Volunteer signup for the 2014 Fall Fundraiser


Do you think you would make a good volunteer?

Read what our volunteers have to say below, and then call Andrea Rennie at 503-802-9406. Let’s have a discussion about your skills and see how they fit our needs. It could be the start of a beautiful thing!


Frank Flori

Frank Flori

Originally, volunteering at All Classical was the perfect transition after my last day of work. Now, when I come here on Wednesdays, I find the station a friendly, wonderful place to spend my time.


Kathye Grisham

Kathye Grisham

While working, All Classical was my "little bit of heaven" during a long commute. Upon retirement, All Classical became a daily companion and a wonderful volunteer opportunity. I feel very blessed to be contributing to this amazing gem in our community and throughout the world.


Doug Hylton

Doug Hylton

I became interested in radio while in grade school when my Dad and I visited a network radio station. That led to my Benson High School broadcast training at KBPS AM which even included hosting an evening classical show. However, a less exciting career path took me out of the area for several decades. Last year I returned. As I approached Portland, my first task was to tune to a classical station and, to my good fortune, I found All Classical FM! Volunteering just a few yards away from my old high school broadcast facilities is just like coming home. The variety of interesting tasks and the friendly station personnel make my volunteer days great fun and a highlight of my week.


Mike Nystrom

Mike Nystrom

Back in the '70s and '80s, Portland had classical music stations on AM and FM but, one by one, they changed programming formats. Then I discovered 89.9 FM, and have been a faithful listener and member ever since. The on-air hosts and office staff have become a special family to me. They are so wonderful. What a privilege to actually be part of the All Classical family.


Ted & Adele Pelletier

Ted & Adele Pelletier

A mutual love and enjoyment of classical music was an early element of attraction in our relationship. Since then we have enjoyed developing more knowledge of the music. When we moved to Portland more than 10 years ago, we found 89.9 and then saw a solicitation for volunteer support. Since meeting volunteer director Mary Evjen, we have been involved in various forms of support for the station: tabling at concerts, answering phones during pledge drives, and providing office support. Having represented the station at several opera events we have grown from novice listeners to lovers of the genre. We think KQAC is a musical blessing to Portland.


Abby Seemann

Abby Seemann

I was one of the lucky ones: my dad played the violin and I grew up in a home filled with music. He shared with us his great love of listening to and performing, and I think of him every time I pick up my flute. Supporting this incredible station--including its great music and wonderfully knowledgeable and friendly staff--is an important part of my life. Once more, my Dad would approve!


Dale Tolliver

Dale Tolliver

When I became a “new native” of this wonderful metro nearly 20 years ago, I was delighted to find this 24/7 home for classical music on my FM dial. I quickly and happily became a supporting member. How could I not? As a free-lance musician, I recognized the immeasurable support All Classical provides Portland-area artists and arts organizations. I’m thrilled to be able to supplement my financial contributions by participating as a member of our volunteer team. How do I describe my relationship with AllClassical? Synergy at its most satisfying!


Dick Trtek

Dick Trtek

A generation ago, a handful of radio stations in Portland broadcast classical music. Today only one does: All Classical. At some point during those years of attrition, listening while grading papers and tests, I decided I'd become a volunteer after retiring from teaching. Eight years ago I first stepped inside the offices behind Benson High School, and now one of my afternoons each week consists of answering phones, processing mail, and posting events on the Cultural Calendar. Of course, I still listen as I work, but on those volunteer days it's special, somewhat akin to model railroading with real trains.