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Volunteering for PBS Wisconsin Online Auction

January 06 - June 14, 2020 | Extension Building at UW-Madison

Volunteers make our Online Auction happen! Each spring, PBS Wisconsin hosts its annual auction fundraiser. More than 700 businesses donate thousands of items that are sold online to raise funding that supports PBS Wisconsin’s programming and activities. Volunteering for Auction is a unique and exciting way to support the station.

Benefits of Volunteering

Why Volunteer?

PBS Wisconsin Online Auction Jobs

What type of auction jobs are available?

Did you know that it takes more than 75 volunteers to produce a successful online auction? Volunteer jobs include donation acquisition caller, scriptwriter, data entry, image search, and shipping.

Seated Jobs

Donation Acquisition Caller: The purpose of this position is to secure donations for the PBS Wisconsin Online Auction. Volunteers place courtesy calls to current, lapsed, and new business donors from across Wisconsin. Calling starts in January and runs through May at the auction office located in the Division of Extension Building at 432 N. Lake St. in Madison. Parking reimbursement is available for this volunteer position.

PBS Wisconsin Online Auction Location

When and where is Auction held?

The 2020 Auction will take place online from May 30 through June 7.  Volunteer support is needed from January through June in the areas of donation acquisition calling, data entry, scriptwriting, image search, and shipping. The Auction office is located inside the Extension Building, 432 N. Lake St., on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. 

PBS Wisconsin Online Auction FAQ

What type of time commitment is involved?

Shifts are approximately three hours and include training.

What is the minimum age to volunteer?

Volunteers age 16 and up may participate.

What types of shifts are available?

Currently, we have the following daytime shifts available Monday through Friday for donation acquisition calling:

9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
1:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


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