Volunteer Opportunities: Dec. 2014

Have Fun Answering Phones for KUVO! (Denver)

As many of you know, the fabulous KUVO Jazz public radio station (89.3) is a part of Rocky Mountain PBS. If you haven't tuned in, you should. The diversity of music and the knowledge of the DJs about jazz is amazing!  No pre-programmed, canned music on this station! 

We would love to have your assistance in helping with the KUVO December phone bank—answering phones. It is so much fun and you have the opportunity to meet the terrific folks from KUVO (if you haven't already). And, boy, do they feed you…. Below are the dates when they need volunteers. If you would like to volunteer, please send a reply to Arvida Rascon (arvida@kuvo.org). She will get you set up. Training is provided!  KUVO is located at 2900 Welton Street.

Schedule:
Friday, December 5
7-10:30am: Need 1 volunteer
2:30-6:30pm: Need 2 volunteers
6:30-10pm: Need 2 volunteers

Saturday, December 6
7:00-10:30am: Need 1 volunteer
2:30-6:30pm: Need 2 volunteers
6:30-10pm: Need 3 volunteers

Sunday, December 7
7:00-10:30am: Need 2 volunteers


Station's Archived Memories (SAM) Chair (Denver)

The SAM Chair is responsible for managing the SAM volunteer committee. The position will start immediately and should expect to dedicate a minimum of 15 hours weekly. Work can be done from home as well as from the Denver SAM Office at Rocky Mountain PBS. Mentoring by previous SAM Chairs is available.

The volunteer chairman position of STATION'S ARCHIVED MEMORIES (SAM) is open for application. The purpose of the SAM Committee is to identify, document and preserve the history of Rocky Mountain PBS. This exciting volunteer-driven project has been underway for 14 years, and is unique within the entire public broadcasting system.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

  • Organize and preside over SAM Committee meetings or special events.
  • Manage and supervise the SAM Committee.
  • Supervise and communicate with SAM chairpersons regularly providing assistance and support.
  • Serve as the primary contact person for research information as requested by staff or others.
  • Maintain records (i.e. minutes, expenses, history, photographs, etc.) related to SAM meetings or events.
  • Ensure that each of the SAM Filemaker Pro master databases is properly and accurately maintained.
  • Inform RMPBS staff and volunteers of the content and availability of researchable information within the archives.
  • Serve as a voting member of the Rocky Mountain PBS Volunteer Board.

Volunteers interested in more information or being interviewed for any SAM position should contact the SAM Office immediately at SAM@rmpbs.org or call the SAM office during business hours at 303-620-5734.


Oral History Chair Needed - Station's Archived Memories (SAM) (Denver)

The Oral History Chair is responsible for overseeing the videotaping and archiving of Oral Histories for the history of Rocky Mountain PBS relating to its programming, community outreach, administrative operations and volunteer activities. A complete Oral History Chair manual is available to the chairperson. The Oral History Chair reports to the SAM Chair. The Oral History Chair supervises an Oral History Committee consisting of interviewers, transcribers, proofreaders, data entry persons and any other positions deemed necessary for the completion of the assigned work.

An estimated average of 15 hours per week is required for the Oral History chairperson to adequately oversee the scheduling, research and conducting of interviews as well as managing post-interview work including transfer of interviews to DVD, scheduling transcribers and proofreaders and maintaining and organizing all related tapes, paperwork and electronic data.

Volunteers interested in more information or being interviewed for any SAM position should contact the SAM Office immediately at SAM@rmpbs.org or call the SAM office during business hours at 303-620-5734.


Tour Guides Have the Most Fun! (Denver)

Do you have a few hours a month? (Most tours are scheduled during the day but there are some occasional evenings too!) Join the fun of taking small groups around the Denver station and informing folks of all ages about the wonders of Rocky Mountain PBS. It's easy – we have tour scripts and we train you. Generally, our tours last approximately an hour. You don't have to be an expert. Just bring your smile and laughter with you. Tour guides are some of the best goodwill ambassadors that we have.

Rocky Mountain PBS is committed to our public and that means that we welcome the public into our station more than any other TV station in town. We need your help. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, please contact Susan Barber susanbarber@rmpbs.org and we will have some fun!


Volunteers to Make Buttons for Kids Featuring Their Favorite PBS Characters (Denver)

Our newest, most popular giveaway: Kids’ Buttons! They go like hotcakes at all our events, whether it’s the Trick or Treat Train at the Colorado Railroad Museum, KIDS Fun Fest or Cinco de Mayo! We can’t make them fast enough and need your help. Adults want them, too!  We have two button makers and a die-cutter in Membership, so we can accommodate small groups of two or three as well as the solo speedsters. Please call or email Patricia Laverty to help with this new project: Direct Dial: 303-620-5706 or patricialaverty@rmpbs.org. Thank you! 

Southern Colorado

Welcome Desk Volunteers at the Tim Gill Center and Other Opportunities (Colorado Springs)

Where: Tim Gill Center for Public Media 315 E Costilla St. Colorado Springs
When: 2 hour shifts on a weekly basis
Time: Mondays 3-5pm, Wednesdays 9am- 1pm, Thursdays Noon – 5pm, Fridays 12-5pm
Number of volunteers: 4-5 (1 per shift)
Description of duties: answer phones, greet guests, administrative tasks.
Contact person: Elyse Jones  (719) 418-5851 or elysejones@rmpbs.org

Western Colorado

Administrative Assistance

Volunteers are needed to assist with a variety of station tasks. This is a great way to brush up on skills and meet new people. If you are interested in helping out, contact Ryan Stringfellow at ryanstringfellow@rmpbs.org.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteers play a critical role at Rocky Mountain PBS. The Rocky Mountain PBS volunteer corps donates (on average) 15,000+ hours per year. They expand the capacity of the organization in order to enhance the public outreach and sustain viewer support of the mission-- to inspire people to engage in deeper, more meaningful ways with the world around them. Volunteers enjoy the opportunity to work together supporting and leading station initiatives.

We hope that you might consider donating your time and talent to Rocky Mountain PBS. We have a variety of volunteer opportunities and new opportunities are constantly popping up. The best way to learn about these is to sign up in our database or contact volunteer coordinator, Susan Barber (susanbarber@rmpbs.org). To sign up in the database, go to www.rmpbs.org/volunteer and click on “Sign Up to Volunteer.” If you are in our database, you will receive monthly updates on volunteer news and opportunities. Below is a list of some of the many opportunities available:

Station Tours:
Rocky Mountain PBS is a PUBLIC broadcasting station and we invite the public into the station at any opportunity! This is a very important piece of community outreach. We rely on our volunteer tour guides. Tours are done primarily during the day/business hours (but we also provide occasional weekday evening tours). It’s great fun and training is provided.

On-Call Volunteers:
Sign up to be on our on-call list for a variety of short-notice, immediate jobs from mailings, to button making, to data input, “faux” phone banks and many more!

Community Cinema:
Greet and register guests at free screenings of outstanding independent films that occur approximately once a month. You meet great folks and have the opportunity to see award winning films.

Photographers:
If you enjoy taking pictures and you are pretty good, sign up to be a photographer! We take pictures of everything!!!

Pledge:
Pull a team together of your friends for an evening and take over the phones! or, volunteer individually to assist with the production and logistics

Super School News:
Coach a classroom in preparation for an on-air news broadcast about students’ schools. This nationally recognized program provides students with the opportunity to get a taste of broadcast journalism.

Station’s Archived Memories (SAM): 
Help keep the history of Rocky Mountain PBS alive. A nationally recognized volunteer-driven project, Station’s Archived memories welcomes volunteers interested in preserving photographs, memorabilia, oral histories, local productions and station documents related to Rocky Mountain PBS. Archive training provided, but computer skills mandatory. Work is done during weekday business hours at Rocky Mountain PBS. 303-620-5734 or SAM@rmpbs.org.

Storymakers:
Perfect for the volunteer who has limited time! Be a reader/judge for this state-wide short story contest for 6th, 7th and 8th graders. Help us judge and read over 900 stories.

Newsletters:
Write articles, coordinate newsletters that include the monthly Volunteer Bulletin and the Cooks Club Newsletter.

Community Outreach:
Perfect opportunity to work with friends on weekdays, weekends or evenings for screenings, staffing booths at community events (including jazz events and the like).

Volunteer Recruitment:
Call your friends and build our volunteer corps by reaching out to your network – your friends and colleagues.

Volunteer Leadership:
Develop and enhance your leadership skills. Opportunities abound to really make a significant impact by taking leadership roles in new and current station initiatives and on the Rocky Mountain PBS Volunteer Board!

Special Events:
Big and small events – many different jobs!

Online Auction:
Variety of different types of jobs. Fun work in team atmosphere.

Southern Colorado Volunteer Opportunities (Colorado Springs & Pueblo)

For more information, contact Keanna Smith at Keannasmith@rmpbs.org
Special Events
Tim Gill Center for Public Media: Office assistance, grant writing
Matchwits: Statewide quiz show for Colorado High Schools
Kids Fun Fest

Western Colorado Volunteer Opportunities (Grand Junction)

For more information, contact Ryan Stringfellow at ryanstringfellow@rmpbs.org
Special Events
Community Outreach
Office Assistance
Kids Fun Fest

Directions for Rocky Mountain PBS Volunteer Database

  • Sign Up to Volunteer 
  • Go to www.rmpbs.org/volunteer 
  • Scroll down to first item-“Sign Up to Volunteer” 
  • Click on words in “this form” 
  • Complete application and submit 
  • You should then receive an email shortly with your pin#.

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