New for VIU Students in 2019:
Join a Student Collective!

Music Collective.

Join Senior host and producer Kaylie Russel on our 3PM Monday to Friday student-driven music show! We’re looking for students that are musically obsessed with an eclectic taste in what’s new and what’s interesting in independent music from Canada and abroad! A mix of indie rock, pop, hiphop, electronic and more, this is the ideal show for students to get their feet wet as a co-host at CHLY. Learn to conduct interviews with local and touring musicians, edit and produce pre-recorded segments, and help with keeping our music library up to date with the best new independent music!

News and Current Affairs Collective.

Interested in journalism? Lead by Mathew Hoffman, the News and Current Affairs Collective researches, writes, and produces CHLY’s daily news updates, and a one hour weekly news show dedicated to review the news items of the week. A great collective to join if you have any interest in pursuing a future in journalism.

Indigenous Collective.

Indigenous Resurgence. Reconciliation. Do these terms mean something to you? Join Cassandra Burt for this one hour show dedicated to the indigenous.

Mariners Sports Collective.

Maya Redlick takes a lead with covering what’s happening with the Mariners and recreation at VIU. Pre-game and post-game chat, commentary and interview, tune in to hear interviews with VIU athletes & coaches, and commentary from the hosts. Learn about what’s happening in badminton, basketball, soccer, volleyball, hockey, rugby, baseball, and recreation at VIU.

International Collective.

VIU attracts students from all around the world, and CHLY for the last few years has provided a platform to hear their voices and their favourite music. Host Constanza Crucil leads the International Collective for 2019-2020 hosting WorldVIU Radio to bring music and stories from all around the globe to the listener.


All volunteers must first fill in an application and be approved by the Executive Director
before they can start engaging in volunteer duties.

Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with our Code of conduct:

Volunteer using the form below

Name *
Phone *
Is the phone number above a cell or landline? *
Address *
Are you a member of the Radio Malaspina Society? *
If you attend VIU, you are a student member. If you do not attend VIU you are a community member and must pay the membership fee (currently $20/year). You can do this at or by opting in to have your monthly sustaining donation ($5-20/month) pay your membership fee at Please note if you are a VIU alumnus.
Sign me up for the CHLY newsletter.
All active volunteers are required to be subscribed to the newsletter and will receive some volunteer related email. If you would like to receive an email regarding general CHLY news, please select yes.
I have read the CHLY Code of Conduct.
and I understand that I am bound by it as a member and volunteer. See policy link below form:
What Days of the Week? *
What days are you available?
Give us an idea of the time you can be in.
Join a Student Collective!
CHLY currently has five Student Collectives that take a lead on 5 different shows at the station.
Your interests / Skills. *
Tell us how you want to get involved.
Give us an idea of your level of experience in the above. If you checked something off that you have no experience in, please specify why you want to be involved with that.
CHLY requires references from its volunteers. References will only be contacted after a volunteer interview. Please give us three or more character or work references. We accept multiple references from university professor/instructors/admin from VIU (or other institutions), current or past employers (or supervisors). We will accept one reference from a family member, friend, well-known member of the community, or established volunteer at CHLY.
Photo ID. *
I understand that I will be required to submit a government-issued photo ID to be scanned and held privately in my volunteer file.
Dietary Restrictions. *
If you have them,

Submitting a show proposal?

Fill in a show proposal here.

Volunteer Opportunities

Sometimes there are specific jobs that we need to fill with a volunteer. These will be listed here in the future.