Around 250 volunteers facilitate the day-to-day running of our station and produce content.

In building a more inclusive Australia, the JOY team is represented by individuals of diverse gender, sex, sexuality, ability, faith, culture and profession. Each volunteer brings a unique contribution, whilst sharing the common goal of creating engaging, informing and entertaining content for our community. 

Every 1-2 months, we will be running JOY Info Sessions all about the volunteer pathways at JOY! These 30 minute zoom presentations will give you an overview of the different teams you can join and their roles. From pitching a new radio show, producing a podcast, joining an existing program, marketing and social media support, voice overs, audio production, news reading and tonnes more, there’s so many ways to volunteer at JOY.

Register using the link/Microsoft Form below to be notified of future JOY Info Sessions.

Teams You Can Volunteer With

JOY. Here are some examples of the different teams and volunteering roles we have.  



The best place to learn the ins and outs of media is with the operations team. Involved in multiple aspects of day-to-day operation, interacting across all JOY Teams, our guests and listeners this is the perfect opportunity to understand how things tick. Apply your existing skillset or learn a new one across these roles: 

  • Office Admin 
  • Technical Support 
  • Web Development



Bring your creativity, enthusiasm and passion for independent community media to promote JOY and its services to our stakeholders. 

There are a range of activities that JOY Marketing Volunteers undertake, including: 

  • Social Media scheduling 
  • Strategy development and execution
  • Asset creation and graphic design
  • Establishing and maintaining brand identity
  • Growth of engagement and reach across platforms
  • Partnership work with clients
  • Public Relations
  • Copywriting and SEO
  • Photography
  • Video and Audio Editing for Social Media outputs

Volunteer roles in our Marketing and Communications space are limited.


The production team transforms raw material into engaging, informing and entertaining content across all our services, including audio, video and text. They also create and deliver facetoface and remote learning experiences through JOY Academy. 

The range of roles in this team includes: 

  • Production Assistant 
  • Community Service Announcement (CSA) Coordinator 
  • Sponsorship Production Assistant 
  • JOY Academy Trainer 
  • Podcaster 



JOY creates content that connects, gives voice to and celebrates our diverse LGBTQIA+ (rainbow) communities and allies.  We distribute this through radio, video, podcasts and news that uplifts, informs and empowers. Roles include: 

  • Producer 
  • Presenter
  • Panel operator 
  • Podcaster 
  • Show support 
  • News reader 
  • Music specialist 
  • Team leader 

JOY Content roles all require some level of training or recognition of prior learning. There is an expectation of continuous learning and ongoing training in all Content roles at JOY. 


How to become a volunteer

JOY Volunteers are required to be members of the organisation, giving team members a voice in how the organisation operates. Apply for your membership here. 

Read the team descriptions above that appeal to you or take a look at our current volunteer vacancies and then contact JOY to discuss your future career in media.