Frequently Asked Questions

Welcome to Rocky Mountain PBS! Volunteers support the mission of RMPBS in many areas: membership, education, station promotion activities/special events, Station Archived Memories and the volunteer office, to name but a few. Opportunities vary at each of the three locations: KRMA Denver, KTSC Pueblo/Colorado Springs and KRMJ Grand Junction.

Frequently Asked Questions:
1. What are some of the volunteer opportunities available at RMPBS?
2. How do I find out more about all of the opportunities available?

3. How do I sign up to volunteer?

4. Is there a minimum age to volunteer?

5. Where is RMPBS and how do I get there? Is parking available?

6. What time do I need to arrive?

7. Is training provided?

8. Is it important to report my volunteer hours?

9. How do I record my volunteer hours?

10. What should I wear? Is there a dress code?

11. Whom do I contact if I have questions about my volunteer assignment?

12. Whom do I call if I am unable to fulfill an assignment?

13. If my question isn't answered in the FAQs, whom do I contact?


Answers:
1. What are some of the volunteer opportunities available at RMPBS?
There are many and varied volunteer opportunities available year-round at Rocky Mountain PBS: phone bank during on air pledge drives, Super School News, Station's Archived Memories, Kids Fun Fest, Community Cinema, station tour guides, office work, as well as community outreach in various locations including Denver, Pueblo/Colorado Springs and Grand Junction.

2. How do I find out more about all of the opportunities available?
Current opportunities can be found on the RMPBS website under "Volunteer Opportunities" on the Volunteer webpage. If there is a current opportunity listed on the website that you would like to volunteer for, contact the person listed.

3. How do I sign-up to volunteer?
If you would like to volunteer for a specific activity designated on the website, contact the person listed.

To receive information on all volunteer opportunities and to record your volunteer hours, you will need to sign up in the volunteer database. Click on "Sign Up to Volunteer" on the Volunteer webpage. Complete the application form. When opportunities that you've indicated you are interested in become available, you will be contacted.

4. Is there a minimum age to volunteer?
Yes, volunteers must be at least 16. High school groups are welcome to volunteer. All students must be at least 16-years-old and school groups must be accompanied by a chaperone.

5. Where is RMPBS and how do I get there? Is parking available?
KRMA, 1089 Bannock Street, Denver: Free parking is available in the lot adjacent to the building on the south side. There are several volunteer spots located close to the building, but volunteers are welcome to park in any available spot. Handicap spaces require an appropriate placard.

KRMJ, 414 Main Street, Grand Junction: Metered street parking is available near the building and a parking garage on the 400 block of Rood Avenue provides convenient access.

KTSC, 2200 Bonforte Blvd., Pueblo: Located in the Buell Communications Center on the Colorado State University-Pueblo Campus. Parking is available south of the building in Lot South 3.

Maps for all three locations can be found on the RMPBS website under "About Us/Contact Us."

6. What time do I need to arrive?
It is a good idea to plan to arrive about 15 minutes before your assignment.

7. Is training provided?
Yes, appropriate training is provided. And there is always staff and experienced volunteers available to assist and answer your questions.

8. Is it important to report my volunteer hours?
Yes. Your donation of time and service to RMPBS is important. Tracking your volunteer hours allows RMPBS the opportunity to honor your service. The hours of volunteer service are also important information that we include in our community reports and grant applications.

9. How do I record my volunteer hours?
You may enter your volunteer hours at the volunteer computers at the Denver location or you may enter them from any computer with internet access. Instructions are located at the volunteer computers (Denver location) or on the RMPBS website. Go to "Volunteers" and click on "Record Your Hours" and click. In the text, click on the words in blue "click here."

10. What should I wear? Is there a dress code?
Dress code varies depending on the job you are doing. Business casual is always welcome when in the studio and/or meeting the public at a community outreach event. There are occasions when casual clothes (jeans) are ok. You will be advised of suggested attire when you sign up for a specific event.

11. Whom do I contact if I have questions about my volunteer assignment?
If you have volunteered and received a specific assignment, you should have a contact person (either phone or email) for the person coordinating that activity. Please contact this individual.

If you are volunteering in the Grand Junction area at KRMJ, contact Penny Mitchell at KRMJ 970-255-2901 or pennymitchell@rmpbs.org.

If you are volunteering in the Colorado Springs/Pueblo area at KTSC, contact Mary Swearingen at KTSC 719-549-2692 or maryswearingen@rmpbs.org.

If you are volunteering in the Denver area at KRMA, contact Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator Susan Barber 303-892-6666 or susanbarber@rmpbs.org.

12. Whom do I call if I am unable to fulfill an assignment?
If there is a specific contact person designated for your volunteer activity, please contact that individual by telephone or email. If there is not a designated contact person, you may contact Penny Mitchell (if you are volunteering in the Grand Junction area) at KRMJ 970-255-2901 or pennymitchell@rmpbs.org; Mary Swearingen (if you are volunteering in the Colorado Springs/Pueblo area) at KTSC 719-549-2692 or maryswearingen@rmpbs.org; or Susan Barber (if you are volunteering in the Denver metro area) at KRMA 303-892-6666 or susanbarber@rmpbs.org.

13. If my question isn't answered in the FAQs, whom do I contact?
Contact RMPBS Volunteer & Special Events Coordinator, Susan Barber, via email at susanbarber@rmpbs.org.

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