WHY VOLUNTEER AT WVPT?

  • Help fulfill WVPT’s mission
  • Explore WVPT behind the scenes
  • Meet other volunteers and network with experienced staff
  • Gain beneficial workplace skills for your résumé


IS WVPT THE RIGHT PLACE FOR ME?

Some of the ways you can get involved:

  • Community Ambassador:  Promote WVPT membership to the public at events in our studios as well as out in the community.
  • Office Support: Lend your administrative skills to a variety of projects
  • Events: Help out at WVPT’s events:
    • WVPT auction
    • Kids’ events
    • Screenings
    • Many other opportunities for members and friends to connect with WVPT in our studio and out in the community


WVPT VOLUNTEERS COME FROM ALL WALKS OF LIFE, BUT THEY HAVE SOME THINGS IN COMMON:

  • High energy and a positive attitude
  • A passion for public media
  • Great customer service skills
  • Want to make a difference in their community


REVIEW THE REWARDS OF GIVING YOUR TIME AND SKILLS

  • Discover the benefits of volunteering
  • Contact us at 540-434-5391 or toll free 800-345-9878 or email Jo Sites at jsites@wvpt.net


We value our volunteers and appreciate you choosing to give your time and energy to WVPT and public media.

COMMUNITY AMBASSADOR/EVENT VOLUNTEER

Will have the opportunity to learn new skills, meet like-minded individuals and assist in enjoyable gatherings that will build support for WVPT Public Media.


Responsibilities:

  • Promote WVPT within the community to individuals and corporate businesses
  • Participate in community events as a WVPT representative, meeting new people while sharing a passion for public media.
  • Promote WVPT membership
  • Assist in securing corporate sponsors for events
  • Answer questions about membership, events, and station tours
  • Assist with children’s activities
  • Assist with major fundraising events
  • Assist as the mascot, Cubby, the WVPT Bear or PBS character (must fulfill size requirements and try on costume prior to the event)
  • Serve as photographer
  • Assist with take-down and clean-up after event


Qualifications:

  • Passion for public media
  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Access to reliable transportation to and from WVPT and sponsored events
  • Able to stand for long periods of time
  • Be able to lift 20 pounds
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Experience working with children (for kids events)
  • Professional appearance
  • Friendly and easy-going personality
  • Flexibility



VOLUNTEER ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT


Responsibilities:

  • General administrative office duties including: Front desk support, filing, copying, printing, and other duties as assigned.

To serve the public through active community engagement and by providing trusted and valued services and high quality content to educate, enlighten, lead, inspire and entertain.

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Media doesn't work without YOU, the PUBLIC. WVPT no longer receives state funding to sustain our operations. In fact, the majority of the station's support comes from viewers like YOU!

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