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Make a Difference: Volunteer With RISE

RISE Volunteer Craig SmithRISE would not be possible without the dedication of our volunteers from all age groups and walks of life. Though our volunteers have a diversity of backgrounds and interests, they all share a common desire: to help provide quality programming for the print disabled.

While most RISE volunteers are newspaper readers, we also produce pre-taped programs from the abundance of magazines and best-selling books available. Assignments are determined primarily by audience needs and preferences, but each volunteer's abilities and interests also play a role.

Click here to read quotes from RISE volunteers and listeners.


 RISE Volunteer Ellen HarmonAll recording for RISE programs is conducted at WMHT's studios in Troy, N.Y.

Longtime volunteer, Jack Keenan, also known as 'Mister Old Time Radio,' recently celebrated his 30th anniversary on RISE. Click here to read the full story about Mr. Keenan and his fascinating radio show.

Interested in joining the team? See our volunteer description. If, after reading it, you're ready to make a difference in the lives of the print disabled, print out this volunteer application form and sent it to us at: WMHT-RISE, 4 Global View, Troy, NY 12180.

You can also call (518) 880-3400 or e-mail us for more information. Or, if you'd like to support RISE but cannot commit to a volunteer position, become a member.