Hundreds of people put the “public” in public broadcasting by volunteering their time, talent and energy to WHRO, Public Media. We are always looking for friendly, enthusiastic and dependable people. Volunteers should have access to a computer, internet and email. The majority of communication between the Volunteer Services Manager and volunteer is handled via email. I hope to include you in the WHRO family of volunteers soon!
Benefits of Volunteering
- Exploration in new fields of interest and renewal of old skills.
- A Passport card that offers discounts to local businesses and restaurants.
- An opportunity to enhance your employer's standing in the community.
- A way to complete community service or service learning hours for school.
- Entry in periodic drawings for event tickets and/or other fun things.
- Satisfaction of helping other and making a difference in your community!
Ways to Help
Work during on-air pledge drives to receive calls and record contributions from our viewers and listeners. Volunteers can be 16 or 17, but must be accompanied by a parent, guardian or group advisor.
Some would argue that this is the most important position during our pledge drives! You would be responsible for picking up the food from area restaurants (sometimes it’s delivered), setting up the food table, making sure things are clean and re-stocked throughout the shift and, of course cleaning up.
Assist with set up, greet guests, serve as auction monitors, and help with check in/out. Not all duties apply to all special events.
Support the daily operations with computer work, making phone calls, compiling packets, assisting with inventory, and other common office tasks.
Front Desk Subs
Answer the phone and transfer calls, greet visitors and receive deliveries.
Collate, stuff materials, and label envelopes and packages.
Lead groups on tours and reveal what goes on behind the scenes.
Membership Renewal Call Team
Place calls to lapsed members and invite them to rejoin the WHRO family by renewing their membership.
Need more information?
Paula L. Bazemore
Volunteer Services Manager
Please include a phone number in all email correspondence.
Ready to volunteer?
Complete our mini application and you will be contacted soon.