Exercise your creativity. Play in our audio and visual landscapes. Surprise yourself.
Develop new skills. Training, tools, equipment, and peer support provided.

CONTACT: bryan (at) cortesradio (dot) ca

Most of these roles can be done from home - no requirement to live on Cortes Island to volunteer with CKTZ - we’ll set you up with everything you need to get going.

Graphic Design

Whether you create on paper or online, we can provide you with tools, space and opportunities to explore your creativity through the CKTZ experience. 

Web / Social Media Graphics promoting the station, our shows, our sponsors and community partners. No experience necessary, must be open to feedback. We can provide you with access to equipment and web services, training and mentors. Volunteers need to be comfortable with computers. Time Commitment: 2 hours per week to 2 hours per month.

Print Graphics promoting the station and/or our shows. Volunteers can use the medium and tools of their choice - pens, brushes or computers. We need designs that will go on t-shirts, hats, posters, and banners. Send us examples of your current work in the format that works best for you. Time Commitment: One off projects or ongoing. Weekly, monthly quarterly, annually - you decide.


Audio Design

Play with audio design and create masterpieces from 30 seconds to 2 hours. No experience necessary, but must be comfortable with computers. We can provide you with equipment, training and ongoing peer support.

Audio Announcements. Play with recording your voice and the voices of your friends, mixed with music, and creating an audio environment that promotes the branding of the station, our shows, and our sponsors and community partners. Creating short audio masterpieces is fun and extremely addictive. Best way to learn how to mix audio. Time Commitment: you decide as much or as little as you like.

Podcast Production. Work with show creators, mix their raw voice and music audio into a polished podcast. Manage the tone and flow of the show, experiment with different styles. Access to equipment, web services, peer support and ongoing training provided. Minimum 1 hour weekly commitment.


Promotions

Manage sections of our website or our social media pages. Promote the station and individual shows. Must be comfortable with computers, web services, and social media.

Social Media Promotion. Learn how to be a professional social media manager. Gain experience with our business account, schedule our online promotions, and keep our community of listeners, volunteers, local artists, and organizations connected to everything CKTZ has to offer. Minimum Time Commitment: 1 hour weekly.

Web Site Show Pages. Manage the online presence of one or more of our signature radio shows, upload audio and visual content, and help our DJs build their audience. Time Commitment. Minimum 1 hour weekly.


Radio Production

We need volunteers to join some of our existing shows to lend support on research, writing, logistics, and production.

Gabbing About Gardening: Studio Operator. Join the team of this exciting new show. Support host Lu by operating the board in the studio, managing phone in guests, playing music and trouble shooting audio so that the weekly broadcast goes smoothly. No experience necessary, training provided. Must be comfortable with computers, open to feedback, solution oriented, think quickly in sometimes stressful situations and produce great radio. Minimum 2 hours per week. Must be available Tuesdays 11:30 to 12:30.

Cortes Island News / Cortes Currents / Folk U. Join one of our excellent public affairs programs. We need researchers, administrative support, studio operators, field reporters, interviewers, and audio post production support. Full training provided. Must be comfortable with computers, open to feedback, and working to deadline. Time Commitment: Minimum 2 hours per week.