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Our Philosophy

With a relatively small staff, the development department of Milwaukee PBS has volunteers assist in fundraising. Most of the credit for this success belongs to hundreds of community-minded volunteers actively participating at On-Air Membership Drives, The Great TV Auction, and Special Events throughout the year. We believe our development program is successful because volunteers are vital members of our team. We offer a variety of opportunities and different responsibility levels that match to their interests and talents. Our volunteers are committed to public television and they know their effort provides Milwaukee excellence in public television broadcasting because of the funds they help raise.

Membership / Pledge Volunteers
Summer is in full swing, and we are busy planning for our August on-air Membership Drive. Groups and Individuals over 18 years of age are welcome to assist us during this drive. The next drive is August 18 - September 2. The drive takes place at the Milwaukee PBS Studios located downtown on the MATC campus. Parking is provided, along with training and light meals for all volunteers.
To sign-up, please call 414-297-8009 or email behlingp@matc.edu.

Phone Bank - 12 Volunteers Needed

Wednesday, August 22, 2018
5:30pm - 10:00pm
Parking and light meals provided.

Phone Bank - 12 Volunteers Needed

Thursday, August 23, 2018
5:30pm - 10:00pm
Parking and light meals provided.

Phone Bank - 5 Volunteers Needed

Saturday, August 25, 2018
5:30pm - 10:30pm
Parking and light meals provided.

Plan Ahead for upcoming drives

November 24 - December 9
March 2 - 17, 2019

Great TV Auction Volunteers

Warehouse Team

Responsible for organizing and locating items.

Inventory Team

Process, receive, and inventory donated items.

Copy Writing Team

Create descriptions of items to increase bidding. Experience writing in a PR, marketing, or advertising setting is helpful.

On-Site Support Team

Clerical skills including experience in MS Excel, Word, Email, as well as general office and organization tasks.

Volunteer Greeter Desk

Check in, data entry, directions, and escort to appropriate assigned area.

Customer Service Team

Responsible for answering a variety of Auction-related questions. Training provided.

Telephone Bank Team

Operators take incoming calls and bids from viewers. Successful volunteers are detailed oriented and love a fast pace!

On-Air Production Team

Variety of responsibilities that require a high degree of focus. Maintain the pace, traffic control, and more.

Table Staging

Decorating and arrangement skills serve these volunteers well. Responsible for creating appeal for items to be displayed on-air.

Commissary Team

Volunteers solicit donations, pick-up items, arrange and set-out food, snacks and beverages. On hand from an hour prior to 7:30 pm.

Confirmation Phone Team

Contacting by phone winning bidders to confirm addresses and items won. Provide shipping and pick-up options. Some computer skills are needed.

Pick Up and Pay Team

Volunteers greet patrons, collect information, enter data, file, and gather their items from the warehouse location. Cashier experience helpful.

Special Event Volunteers

Needs change often

Check back for your chance to help out with one of our many special events! Hours, days, and times will vary so if something doesn't work this time - maybe next time will be a fit!

Station Support Volunteers
Getting Ready for Winter

Mittens and More

Get your knitting needles ready! Milwaukee PBS will once again be collecting Mittens and More, just in time for winter!

retired? Look no further for activities!

Training provided

Mailing services.

Auction moves to new offices

Organizers needed!

Are you great at putting things in the right place? Have a need to inventory? We could use your help.

return often

Volunteer opportunities change often!

We may need your special talents! Let us know you are here to help!