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WETA volunteers provide an invaluable service to WETA playing a vital role in the successful operation of the station. Whether answering phones during pledge drives, assisting with special events, or performing essential administrative task, WETA volunteers offer their time and talents to bring excellent programming and services to the community.

Volunteer Opportunities

Office

Office volunteers support staff members in various departments throughout WETA. Duties include data entry, filing, mailing, and other administrative tasks. Office volunteers help continue the daily operations of WETA and assist staff in multiple areas.

WETA Kids

Assist our outreach and community engagement team around the Greater Washington Community with local activities, community projects, and education workshops throughout the year. Our team is actively in the community providing tools to parents, teachers, and students.

Events

Event volunteers assist with various events throughout the year. These include WETA planned events as well as various community events. WETA has new program screenings, promo booths at local organizations, and various outreach efforts. Responsibilities include helping with guest check-ins, ushering, engaging with guests, distributing collateral, and assisting with other event task.

Combined Federal Campaign

The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the world’s largest workplace giving program. Every fall the CFC of the National Capital Area host charity fairs at various government locations in and around DC. CFC Volunteers represent WETA at fairs, engage with federal employees, and distribute WETA information.

Pledge

Join us for one of our live pledge drives answering phones and recording pledges of support from donors during our on-air efforts. Have the opportunity to experience the excitement of a live pledge drive while supporting local public media.

WETA Thank You Caller

Join our team of volunteers who make outbound thank you calls (no solicitation) to our new members. This stewardship effort welcomes our newest members to the WETA family and adds a personal touch speaking directly to a WETA volunteer.

Other

Assignments and special projects for various WETA departments based on individual needs and skillsets.

Benefits of Volunteering at WETA

  • Inside look of Washington’s flagship PBS station
  • Expand your professional network with other WETA volunteers and staff
  • Occasional complimentary tickets to local shows and events
  • Help WETA fulfill its mission
  • Learn new skills and apply your current experience and skillset

Requirements

  • 16 years or older (consent required by parent or legal guardian if under 18)
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability and interest in working with diverse individuals on a shared mission
  • Interest in WETA's mission

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