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Volunteering for Online Auction

March 17 - March 18, 2019 | Wisconsin Public Television


Lights, Camera, Auction!

WPT Auction is our biggest volunteer event of the year. With the help of more than 800 enthusiastic volunteers, WPT will auction off more than 4,000 items on live television. Whether you enjoy the excitement and energy of being on camera or prefer to help out behind the scenes, we have the perfect job waiting for you!

Benefits of Volunteering

Why Volunteer?

  • A fun and easy way to give back to the community.
  • Show your support for public broadcasting.
  • Meet new people and network.
  • Enjoy tasty food donated by local businesses.
  • Earn service hours for your school or club.
  • Get a behind-the-scenes peek at live television production.

Online Auction Location

When and where is Auction held?

The 2018 Auction takes place Thursday, May 31 through Sunday, June 3 at the WPT Studios in Vilas Hall, 821 University Avenue, on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. After the Auction is over, Pick Up and Pay continues to be open Monday, June 4 through Wednesday, June 6.

Auction Parking Options
Google Map to Vilas Hall
Auction Website

Online Auction FAQ

Current Auction Volunteers

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:

Thursday, May 31 (Live Broadcast)
6:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Friday, June 1 (Live Broadcast)
6:15 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
9:00 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Saturday, June 2 (Live Broadcast)
3:15 p.m. - 6:45 p.m.
6:15 p.m. - 9:45 p.m.
9:15 p.m. - 12:30 a.m.

Sunday, June 3 (Live Broadcast)
3:15 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
6:15 p.m. - 10:15 p.m.*Showcase

Monday, June 4 through Wednesday, June 6 (Pick Up and Pay)
10:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Exact times may vary depending on position; check our online registration for more information.

What type of time commitment is involved?

Shifts are approximately three to five hours, and include training and refreshments.

What is the minimum age to volunteer?*

Auction is a fun and exciting volunteer experience for the whole family. We have positions available for kids as young as 10.

*The minimum age to volunteer at the phone bank is 16.

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