Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers bring their uniqueness to Milwaukee PBS everyday!

We understand that everyone has something unique to contribute, and we offer a variety of ways you can assist. Experience is not necessary to volunteer, just enthusiasm and commitment. We will provide training in exchange for your time and commitment. Volunteering your time is a great way to meet new people, gain valuable job experience and have some community spirited fun!

April and May 2017

Milwaukee PBS Get TV Auction

The Great TV Auction is just weeks away.  Volunteers are needed in several areas.  Descriptions for these areas and shift times with openings are listed below.  Come join the Fun of the Auction as we make a run for the roses on WMVT 36.1 for this first time.  Our theme is 36 to Win and you can be part of our winning team of volunteers in 2017. Shift times in the areas listed below are 2:00 – 7:00, 6:00 – 11:00 PM.  To sign-up online go to https://greattvauction.com/volunteer/

Telephone Bank:  Phone Bank operators take incoming calls and bids from viewers during the Great TV Auction.  They complete the bid form online and submit it so all bids can be tabulated electronically in the PIT area.  Training is provided during each shift.  To sign up click here: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4eafac22a5fe3-telephone1

PIT Area:  The PITS have a variety responsibilities including, proofreading the information for the electronic boards, board managers, board organizers, online bidding, proxy bidding and much more. 

Table Staging:  Volunteers setup the displays of merchandise to be shown on air during the auction, then re-package the merchandise and takes it back to the warehouse where it is stored for the winning bidder.  Training for table staging is traditionally scheduled during the week prior to the Auction.  Your confirmations will alert you to the training dates and times.  To sign-up click here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4eafac22a5fe3-table1

Warehouse:  Volunteers locate items from the various warehouse areas including general & multiples.  Note: Art is located by art department volunteers.  During auction week these volunteers pull items to be presented on air by board from their various warehouse locations including, general, multiples and art, delivering the scheduled boards to Table Staging volunteers.  Once presented, the items are returned from Table Staging and must be re-shelved in assigned locations by warehouse volunteers.   To sign-up click here:  http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30e0b4eafac22a5fe3-warehouse1

For more information on auction volunteering contact Volunteer Services at 414 297-8009. 

  • Saturday, April 29, 2:00 – 7:00 PM or 6:00 – 11:00PM
  • Sunday, April 30, 6:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Monday, May 1, 2:00 – 7:00 PM or 6:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Tuesday, May 2, 2:00 – 7:00 PM or 6:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Wednesday, May 3, 2:00 – 7:00 PM or 6:00 – 11:00 PM
  • Thursday, May 4, 2:00 – 7:00 M or 6:00 – 11:00 Pm
  • Friday, May 5, 2:00 – 7:00 PM
  • Saturday, May 6, 2:00 – 7:00 PM or 6:00 – 11:00 PM


June 2017

On-Air Membership Drive

The annual Membership Drive takes place at the Milwaukee PBS Studios on the downtown MATC Campus, beginning, Saturday, June 3 through Sunday, June 11, individuals and groups of volunteers are welcome to assist on the telephone bank assisting viewers in making pledges to support Milwaukee PBS.

A maximum of 12 people will fill our telephone bank, which is computerized with a web based system. Training is provided on all shifts.

  • Monday, June 5, Arrival 5:30 – 5:45 PM, Completed at 10:30 PM
  • Tuesday, June 6 Arrival 5:30 – 5:45 PM, Completed at 10:30 PM
  • Wednesday, June 7, Arrival 5:30 – 5:45 PM, Completed at 10:30 PM
  • Saturday, June 10, Arrival 6:00-6:15 PM, Completed at 11:00 PM
  • Sunday, June 11, Arrival 6:00 -6:15 PN, Completed at 10:30 PM