Volunteer Opportunities: February 2016

Join the Fun! Volunteer for KUVO’s Pledge Drive in February

Answer phones, eat continuously, get to know the fun staff at KUVO jazz radio and meet new people – do all of these while you are helping to raise money for the fabulous KUVO! If this sounds like something you might like to volunteer for, contact Arvida Rascon at 303-620-5795 or arvida@kuvo.org. Seriously, it is so much fun and, because this radio, you can volunteer in your jammies! The shifts are listed below and just let Arvida know if you can help out. KUVO is located at 2900 Welton St.-2nd floor, in Denver. Free parking is available across the street.  

KUVO Phone Bank Schedule:

Thurs. 2/188am to Noon   
Fri. 2/197 – 10:30am   
Sat. 2/20  2:30 – 6:30pm6:30 – 10pm
Sun. 2/217 – 10am10am-2pm 4 – 8pm
Mon. 2/22 10:30am – 1:30pm1:30 – 4:30pm4:30 – 8pm
Tues. 2/237 – 10:30am10:30am – 1:30pm1:30 – 4:30pm4:30 – 8pm
Wed. 2/247 – 10:30am10:30am – 1:30pm1:30 – 4:30pm4:30 – 8pm
Thurs. 2/257 – 10:30am10:30am – 1:30pm1:30 – 4:30pm4:30 – 8pm
Fri. 2/267 – 10:30am10:30am – 2:30pm2:30 – 6:30pm 
Sat. 2/27 10:30am – 2:30pm  
Sun. 2/287 – 10am10am-2pm 4 – 8pm
Mon. 2/297 – 10am10am-2pm  


Volunteers for VIP Event at Coors Field-March 22nd

On Tuesday, March 22nd, Rocky Mountain PBS in partnership with Colorado State University and Inside Energy will host a very special VIP event at Coors Field (not actually on the field but in a suite). This event includes food, drink, presentation and community dialogue and interactive stations. The focus of the evening is on sustainablility and the Smithsonian’s recognition of the Fort Collins community.

The Smithsonian Institution is recognizing cities throughout the country for being hubs of innovation throughout the last 125 years. But only one place was picked to represent the modern age: Fort Collins, Colorado. The community’s priorities of clean energy and sustainable living have combined to create a positive feedback loop of jobs and opportunity.

Volunteers are needed from approximately 5pm – 9pm to assist with registration/check-in and with guests. It will be a fun and very interesting evening! If you would like to volunteer, please contact Susan Barber susanbarber@rmpbs.org.


Chair-Station’s Archived Memories (SAM)​​

Rocky Mountain PBS is seeking a volunteer to manage and lead a well established archive project with innovative ideas for the future. The ideal candidate for the position of Station’s Archived Memories (SAM) chair has a passion for the nonprofit/public media sector and knowledge of current archive methods. Join our team of volunteers to take this 16 year old project and develop a plan to create sound practices of archiving in the digital world.

Ability to manage people, delegate responsibilities and work well in a team environment. Strong data management skills and attention to detail is required. 

Manages a team of volunteers. Working with the station staff, the SAM chair is responsible for developing and executing processes to archive all materials including all RMPBS local productions and other material relating to the organization. Oversight of database management and maintenance of Filemaker databases is a function of Chair. Conduct and assign to SAM volunteers research for RMPBS staff volunteers and the general public. Keep RMPBS staff informed of the content, availability, and means of using and researching information contained in the archives. This leadership position is based on-site work at Denver station headquarters and typically involves approximately 16 hours a week. 

Contact Susan Barber at susanbarber@rmpbs.org if you are interested in this position. 


Judges Needed for History Competition-RMPBS/National History Day​

The RMPBS series/production, “Colorado Experience” is once again partnering with National History Day in Colorado. We need judges for both regional and state competitions. The regional competitions begin in January and the statewide competition is at the end of April. Volunteers have the opportunity to judge student projects based on history and may come in the form of documentaries, papers, theatrical performances, websites, historical displays, etc. Here is the link with more information on both the competitions and how to sign up to be a judge.


Want to Impact Kids? Join the Volunteer Ranks for our Super School News program​

Join the volunteers for Super School News (www.rmpbs.org/ssn) and make a difference in a child's life.  This education-based program is the oldest, continuously running production of Rocky Mountain PBS.  For over 30 years, volunteers have made it possible for 5th and 6th graders to produce 2-minute news broadcasts about their schools which appear on the air.  This program introduces children to the world of broadcast news and, as a result, some of the Super School News alumni have gone on to careers in journalism and broadcast.

Volunteers will be assigned a school and work with a teacher and student team (1-2 coaching sessions at the school) to design their broadcast.  Volunteer training is provided.  In addition, volunteers will assist with assembling information (1 morning in August and December), orientation day (1 morning in September and January) and will attend the taping session at the Denver station.

We hope you will help sustain this legacy program. If you are interested in volunteering, please email superschoolnews@rmpbs.org.


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!

Southern Colorado

Southern Colorado Volunteer Opportunities (Colorado Springs/Pueblo)

If you are interested in volunteering in Colorado Springs/Pueblo, please contact Elyse Jones at elysejones@rmpbs.org or 719-418-5851.

Western Colorado

Volunteers Needed for Indie Lens Pop-up Film Screenings

Community Cinema is now Indie Lens Pop-up! Volunteers are welcomed to help Rocky Mountain PBS (KRMJ) in Grand Junction organize the film series. Volunteers will help organize food and drinks, help set-up for the event, welcome viewers to the series, and clean-up. Indie Lens Pop-up films are on the third Wednesday of each month, now through April 2016, at 6:00 PM at the Mesa County Central Library. For more information, please contact Alex Forsett at AlexForsett@rmpbs.org or (970)245-1818. Also at rmpbs.org/cinema


Multiple Volunteer Opportunities

KRMJ has tons of fun opportunities for volunteers! Contact Alex Forsett at alexforsett@rmpbs.org for more information on the following opportunities: 

  • Special Events
  • Community Outreach
  • Community Calendar
  • Community Cinema
  • Office Assistance
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.

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

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.

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.

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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