Staff & Volunteers

Whether as paid staff or volunteers, individuals are what keep a community radio station going and increasing involvement in broadcasting is one of the sector's guiding principles.

There are 26,700 volunteers across Australia giving time to their local station.

Staffing arrangements vary significantly station to station and will often depend on station priorities and resourcing. 

Roles at a community broadcasting organisation can be roughly defined under the following categories:

  • Management
  • Administration
  • Presentation/Production
  • Technical
  • Sponsorship/Media sales

In this section, you'll find a growing catalogue of information for community broadcasting organisations in relation to engaging volunteers and staff.

Guides, resources and videos to help community radio stations further involve people with disabilities.

Community broadcasting provides a space for young people to engage in their communities and talk about what is most important to them.

Find out how to attract new volunteers to your station and support their continued involvement.

Volunteers play many important roles across the community broadcasting sector. Here you'll find resources to help your station find volunteers best suited to your station.

If you employ staff at your station, you need to ensure that you comply with relevant industrial legislation.

The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement provide a framework for supporting the volunteer sector in Australia. They provide good practice guidelines for organisations to attract, management and retain volunteers, and help improve the volunteer experience.

How the CBAA can help

CBAA members can access HR support by way of forms, policies, contracts and agreements for use in their stations. Find out more.