A membership drive is an important fundraising mechanism for Wisconsin Public Television. During select times over the course of the year, WPT airs special programming designed to raise funds for the station. Viewers can call in to make a contribution and our enthusiastic WPT volunteers are waiting to collect their information using a basic computer software program.
Phone Bank: Talk on the phone/headset with viewers interested in making a contribution to the station. Enter pledge information into a computer software program.
The jobs listed below involve standing or walking.
Assistant Shift Coordinator : Oversee volunteer check-in process. Supervise phone bank, answer membership questions and address any issues as they arise.
Refreshment Host: Serve refreshments, snacks and a meal to volunteers and staff. Maintain a clean work space.
Shift Coordinator: Train volunteers how to take phone pledges using a computer software program. Supervise phone bank, answer membership questions and address any issues as they arise.
Thank-You Gift Packing: Work with a team of volunteers and WPT staff to package thank-you gifts to send to members who have contributed to the station.
Our fundraising drives are held four times a year in March, May, August and December.
Our fundraising drives take place at the WPT Studios in Vilas Hall, 821 University Avenue on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus.
Download our Information Sheet for additional details about volunteering.
What types of shifts are available?
Weeknights or weekends, we have plenty of options available for you:
6:45 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
3:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
7:00 p.m.-10:30 p.m.
What type of time commitment is involved?
Shifts are approximately four hours, and include training and refreshments.
What is the minimum age to volunteer?
The minimum age to volunteer at the phone bank is 16.