1 Guest St, Boston, MA 02135
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Our mission WGBH enriches people's lives through programs and services that educate, inspire, and entertain, fostering citizenship and culture, the joy of learning, and the power of diverse perspectives.

WGBH Boston

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Holiday Auction Volunteer

Responsibilities include: Make calls to current and potential donors to ask for an auction donation. Cultivate and send proposals and donation forms via fax or email. Make additional follow-up calls as needed to ensure donations are received. Qualifications include: The ideal candidate is passionate about WGBH and familiar with the Foundation’s mission; self-motivated; persuasive; deadline-driven; able to work in a fast-paced environment; and comfortable using the telephone as a primary cultivation tool. Volunteers should also be comfortable sending emails and using a fax machine. Training: An Auction staff member will train and review goals with each volunteer. Once training is complete, Auction volunteers should be able to work independently with minimum supervision. Time Commitment: Holiday Auction volunteers are needed in the office September 1-December 31, approximately 8-12 hours a week. Office hours are generally 10am-4pm, Monday-Friday.
  • Weekly
  • Individuals
  • Office work
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

TV Pledge

TV pledge volunteers answer phones and record pledges of support from donors as part of WGBH's fundraising drives. Volunteering during our live fundraising drives is a great way to meet new people, experience the thrill of being on a live TV set, and support local public media.
  • Occasional
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals, Groups (2-10)
  • Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays, Evenings, Weekends

Office Support

The Development Office at WGBH is open year-round, and we always appreciate assistance with a variety of administrative tasks. These include helping with mailing projects, data entry, writing and editing scripts for the annual WGBH Auction, photocopying, making phone calls, organizing, and filing.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Office work, Indoor
  • On-site
  • Weekdays

Community Ambassador

Community Ambassadors promote WGBH membership to the public at events held in our Brighton studios and out in the community. Volunteering for this position lets you participate in community events as a representative of WGBH, meeting new people while sharing your passion for public media.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 16-20, 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends

Docent/Tour Guide

Docents provide behind-the-scenes tours that include a visit to WGBH’s TV and radio production facilities, performance spaces, and more. Our Brighton studios provide the perfect venue to welcome the public for screenings, live music, and other events that amplify the impact of public media. Read more about our studio tour program.
  • Weekly, Monthly
  • 55+, Adults
  • Individuals
  • Indoor
  • Formal
  • Weekdays, Weekends
How you help WGBH volunteers help keep the "public" in public media. Volunteers at WGBH gain beneficial workplace skills, receive excellent volunteer benefits, and help us fulfill our educational mission.
About us We’re supporting vulnerable learners through K-12 initiatives that inspire curiosity and creative thinking. We're a trusted news organization that is driven by facts rather than factions. We're promoting science literacy so that people can make informed decisions about our changing world. We're championing the arts and giving the public access to both the greatest performers and emerging talent. And we're constantly innovating to ensure that our services are available and relevant to all. Serving the public interest drives everything that we do, and every commitment that we make is to promote knowledge so that everyone can appreciate and engage with the world around them.
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