“I’ve met so many wonderful people. I would encourage people to become a KNPB volunteer. I just love it!” - Della
Volunteers are truly the backbone of any non-profit. At PBS Reno, we are blessed to have such an amazing variety of volunteers on a regular basis. Are you interested in joining in the fun and becoming a volunteer for PBS Reno?
We would love to have you join us!
Training is available for all the following positions:
PBS Reno utilizes volunteers in the studio and in the control room during live and recorded tapings. Volunteer positions include Camera Operator, Text (Lyric) Operator and Video (Clyps) Operator.
PBS Reno uses Clerical/Office Volunteers to assist with a number of vital activities, including routine and special mailings, data entry, filing and special projects. Clerical/Office Volunteers work during regular business hours, 9-5, Monday-Friday. No professional clerical experience is necessary.
Last year our Education Services team reached 43,000 children in our community. Education Support Volunteers assist in creating and maintaining education kits and organizing Writers Contest entries. If you are committed to education, become an Education Support Volunteer.
Charitable giving is the life-blood of Public Television. Volunteers assist PBS Reno by processing donation renewal letters, writing thank you letters to donors and assisting with special projects.
PBS Reno sponsors and/or participates in multiple events during the year, including the PBS Reno annual fundraising gala Aged to Perfection, Kids Club activities, and community sponsored events. Event Volunteers assist with set-up, decorations and greeting and directing guests. Many events include Character Actors and Character Guides. Character Actors wear PBS costumes and interact with the community while Guides keep the costumed character safe. Character Actor is a great position for those who love to act and entertain, but probably not appropriate for anyone that is claustrophobic.
Pledge Phone Bank
Phone Bank Groups are utilized during live pledge events. They are comprised of volunteers representing local organizations that answer donation calls and perform simple data entry on- air. Training is provided. Members of Phone Bank Groups may also volunteer to fill future phone bank positions as an individual. Encourage your employer, club or church group to support PBS Reno as a Phone Bank Group.