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Volunteering for August Membership Drive

August 17 - August 25, 2019 | Wisconsin Public Television

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.

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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.
  • 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.

August Membership Drive Jobs

Your Gift of Time Makes a Difference!

Seated Jobs

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.

Non Seated Jobs

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.

August Membership Drive Location

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.

Google Map to Vilas Hall

August Membership Drive FAQ

Current 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, depending on the day of the week: 

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.

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