Volunteers at the heart

Community media is brought to life by more than 31,000 volunteers. These dedicated volunteers sit at the heart of their local community, inspiring connection by producing media that is ‘for the people, by the people’. Community broadcasting actively promotes access and participation in operations, administration and media production.

Community media organisations are often managed by teams of volunteers, with many of the smaller stations operating 24-hours, seven days per week on less than an average annual salary. These dedicated volunteers are creative, innovative and agile and most importantly, driven by their passion for making a difference.

“Community radio is a medium that gives voice to the voiceless, that serves as the mouthpiece of the marginalized and is at the heart of communication and democratic processes.
United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)



Read more about the team bringing community broadcasting to life in the Station Census research funded by the CBF.

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