Kansas City PBS is always seeking volunteers who are committed and passionate about our mission, programming and initiatives.
To qualify for this program, applicants will be asked to pass a station knowledge test, sign a liability waiver, data confidentiality form, photo release and code of conduct form, and submit to a background check.
There are opportunities to serve in a variety of ways depending on your interests and personality. Please read the descriptions below for more information.
Administrative Volunteers will assist staff with a wide variety of projects at the station, during business hours. Donor gift mailings, data entry and packing materials for events or off-site projects are examples of additional station needs that utilize administrative volunteers. Qualified candidates might be asked to train to volunteer as the front desk receptionist. Opportunities exist year-round, with additional needs in December and January assisting the membership department with end-of-year giving initiatives.
Trusted Guide Volunteers are needed to support the efforts of the Kansas City PBS Education Department which serves hundreds of children each year; providing training opportunities for teachers and administrators and learning resources to parents of preschoolers. Opportunities could include assisting with administrative tasks, working with children and parents at workshops and facilitating activity stations at children’s events. Opportunities exist year-round with the greatest need during late-winter in preparation for the annual Education Tech Conference and the fall in preparation for the annual kids’ event and Sesame Street in Communities care providers workshop.
Ambassadors will represent the station at community events, station events and will assist with live programming nights during funding drives. Duties during those evenings could include greeting guest hosts, greeting community groups serving as phone bank volunteers and assisting with food and beverage hospitality. Opportunities exist year-round, with events taking place primarily in the spring and fall (funding drives take place in March, June, August and December).