© 2024 WHRO Public Media
5200 Hampton Boulevard, Norfolk VA 23508
757.889.9400 | info@whro.org
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Volunteer Appreciation Week: Part One

Photo by Morvanic Lee on Unsplash

Everything that we do is made possible through the support of our community. This week, we will be recognizing the dedicated volunteers who invest much of their time and effort into the operations here at WHRO. These folks who work to support what they love are why we're able to continue to thrive. During our pledge drives alone, it takes 84 volunteers to fully staff a weeklong TV drive and 160 volunteers to fully staff a weeklong radio drive. Even still, we are never short-handed because of the passionate volunteers that reach out.

Each weekday, we will be featuring the faces behind the familiar voices that are broadcasted on the airwaves, the faces of those who answer phones, the faces of those who greet guests, the faces of those staff events and the faces of those who help everything in-between. Along with the bright smiles and descriptions, some of the volunteers explain why they continue to do what they love to do.


Nathaniel Brown

Mr. Brown has volunteered with WHRO for several years and even commutes from Williamsburg. In his volunteering, Mr. Brown helps read for the blind and print-handicapped. He also helps train and coordinate other volunteers who answer the phones for pledge drives.

Arlene Singer

“My twin sister and I started reading together for The Voice over 20 years ago. Now I read with my friend and reading partner Kip Gallagher. I take TWO buses from Portsmouth to get here and I’m grateful to be able to share my love of reading with listeners here at the WHRO Voice.”

Joy Reinicke

"Reading for the Book Club has given me an opportunity to give back to the community, which is something that is important to me.”

Judy Sexton

“As a librarian, I feel sad when people have lost their ability to read, so I’m delighted to be able to serve as a reader for the WHRO Voice Book Club on Tuesday.”