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. Volunteers answer calls and assist viewers with setting up their pledge and selecting a thank you gift.
Be a part of our station fundraising efforts by lending a few hours of your time as a volunteer! Funds raised provide WPT with the resources to present educational, entertaining and thoughtful programming to viewers across the state.
How can you help? Review our list of volunteer opportunities to find a position that best matches your skills and interests.
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.
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?
We have a variety of weekend and weeknight options to choose from:
6:15 p.m.-10:15 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 on-site training and refreshments.
What is the minimum age to volunteer?
Volunteers 16 and older may participate.
Do you have group volunteer opportunities available?
Absolutely! Membership drives is a fun team building activity for your business, social or service club. Contact us at email@example.com or call (608) 265-4436 for more information.