Join the more than 800 Arizonans who donate their time to support Arizona PBS’ membership drives and other volunteer activities.
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 old. Civic, social and high school groups are welcome to participate in membership drives.
Ways to Volunteer
Membership drives are held approximately four times (March, June, August and December) throughout the year. Shifts include:
- 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 answering questions for the phone operators.
- More information on volunteering during Pledge Drive.
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 lead tours to adult, youth, and school groups for Arizona PBS. More information on tour guide training.
Volunteers assist with stuffing and mailing letters, data entry, answering phones and various office work requested by Arizona PBS staff.
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.
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.
For more information, contact Claire Tyrpak, volunteer program coordinator senior, at [email protected].