Volunteering With NE1fm 102.5

NE1fm 102.5 is operated entirely by volunteers. From the regular on-air team to everybody who helps out around the studio, everyone dedicates their time and we are vibrant community project of local residents creating radio for the people of Newcastle and Gateshead.


To be a volunteer with NE1fm, experience in radio is not necessary. It’s more important to us that our volunteers have an interest in the community which we serve (Newcastle upon Tyne and Gateshead), and in being part of the team. Due to the nature of what we do, all volunteers are required to provide two references prior to becoming involved and undergo an advanced DBS check (which can be in process whilst you undertake our training programme).

Under 18s – Volunteers under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult when involved with the station. This can be any relative or legal guardian over the age of 18. We do require that owing to the nature of the project that the accompanying adult undergoes our Advanced DBS Check process as the space is accessed by lots of different people.

So if you live or work in the Newcastle upon Tyne or Gateshead area and you’d like to join the team, get in touch via the form at the bottom of this page.

If you live outside our area but are interested in community radio, there will be a station near you. Visit Ofcom’s Website for a list of other stations nearer to you!

To apply, please click ‘Application Form’ in the coloured bar above, or click here, and fill in your details!

We look forward to having you on the team!

Application Form

Your Full Name (required)

Your E-Mail Address (required)

Your Phone Number (optional)

Tell us a bit about yourself!

We are very interested in people who have experience of volunteering (much more than radio experience). Do you have any previous voluntary or community experience (NOT RADIO RELATED)?

We are always interested in people who have time to give to help with fundraising, promotion, training, etc. do you have experience of this?

Please give details of TWO references (known in a professional capacity is preferred, i.e. employer, teacher etc). Please give name, postal address, and telephone number (if available)

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