Volunteer Friends of Arizona PBS

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Join the more than 800 Arizonans who donate their time to support Arizona PBS' membership drives and other volunteer activities.

The Volunteer Friends of Arizona PBS are dedicated community volunteers with diverse cultural, economic, and work backgrounds. They assist Arizona PBS with their time, talent and service. The Volunteer Friends are committed to the support and growth of the station, and are a vital part of fundraising and outreach activities. Volunteers participate in Membership Drives, Community Events, Station Tours and Office Assistance. To learn more, contact Joanna Benton, Volunteer Program Coordinator at joanna.benton@asu.edu.

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Arizona PBS is currently seeking volunteers for the following roles:

Phone Operators for our upcoming pledge drive Aug. 5-13, 2017.

Tour Guides: lead tours to adult, youth, and school groups for Arizona PBS! Training is on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. from Oct. 3-Nov. 7, 2017. Deadline to apply is Sept. 1, 2017.

Now is a great time to get involved with Friends of Arizona PBS to assist with fundraising for Arizona PBS! Please email Joanna Benton joanna.benton@asu.edu with the shifts you are interested in attending. If you have never volunteered with us before, a volunteer application will be provided.

Support Arizona PBS by becoming a Volunteer Friend

As a member of the Volunteer Friends of Arizona PBS, we rely on your dependability and flexibility to participate in a variety of activities. Once you register as a Volunteer Friend, you will receive email notifications when volunteer opportunities are available. The minimum age requirement is 16 years. Civic, social and high school groups are welcome to participate in membership drives.

Membership Drives

Participating in Arizona PBS' most important fundraising activity is enjoyable and easy. Membership drives are held approximately four times (March, June, August and December) throughout the year.

  • Telephone Operators take calls from viewers wishing to pledge their financial support to Arizona PBS. The pledge shifts are approximately 5 hours long and are held on weekends and weekday evenings. A short training session is conducted prior to each shift and meals are provided.
  • Hospitality Captains set up refreshments and food donated by restaurants.
  • Pledge Captains assist with training and answer questions for the phone operators during the shift.
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Volunteering for Pledge Drive (PDF).

Community Events

Volunteers assist staff and act as greeters and hosts to represent Arizona PBS at social, fundraising and educational events held throughout the year, including the Check, Please! Arizona Festival and the Arizona Collectibles event.

Tour Guides

Arizona PBS seeks passionate lifelong learners to be volunteer tour guides and provide guided tours for scheduled school, youth, and adult groups. Tour Guides encourage guests to forge their own connections to the organization, mission, and stories. Tours explore topics such as media and technology, higher education, architecture, history, and more.

Tour Guides: lead tours to adult, youth, and school groups for Arizona PBS! Training is on Tuesdays from 9:30am-12:30pm from October 3-November 7, 2017. Deadline to apply is September 1, 2017.

Tour Guides: Learn More!

Office Assistance

Volunteers assist with stuffing and mailing letters, data entry, answering phones and various office work requested by Arizona PBS staff.

Group Participation

We welcome groups to join us during our membership drives. Usually, we ask a group to provide 10-15 volunteers phone operators for a shift. It is a great team building experience and an excellent way to support your community.

Fill Out Volunteer Application

For more information or to notify us of your interest in volunteering, please contact:

Joanna Benton
Volunteer Program Coordinator