Volunteer Opportunities: Jan. 2015

Community Calendar Manager (Denver)

Help us create our new public event calendar submission system. We are currently migrating our Rocky Mountain PBS Community Calendar to a new Google-based software platform, and we need a volunteer to help with the process. This person will manage the migration of existing events to the new calendar by copying event details and pasting them into the new calendar submission form. In some cases, the volunteer may have to contact the organizers to confirm or expand on event details.
 
Skills Needed
Basic web browsing knowledge, experience with copy and paste functions, and the ability to interaction professionally with event organizers by phone or email.


Amount of time commitment
Approx. 10-15 hours for the calendar migration process. Once that is completed, volunteer and staff can discuss whether they'd like to continue the relationship and have the volunteer manage new event submissions to the calendar.
 
What days will need to work/how often
Work days and times are at the volunteer's discretion, though we would like the migration work to be completed by the beginning of February 2015.
 
Can they do this from home computer?
Yes!
 
Contact:
Jeanette Smallwood
Digital Marketing Coordinator
jeanettesmallwood@rmpbs.org
(303) 620-5735


Volunteers Needed for Ongoing Mailing Project (Denver)

I'm planning a mailing project to our loyal donors asking them to include Rocky Mountain PBS in their estate planning. It will start in January and continue through the spring. We have thousands of members who have given to us for several years and we want to reach out to them, so it's a BIG project! I'd love to sign up volunteers who can come in on a weekly basis between the hours of 10 am-5 pm, on one or more days (Monday-Thursday) and keep the letters flowing. If you're interested, please email me at patricialaverty@rmpbs.org or call me at 303-620-5706.


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

One of the nation's largest and most cutting-edge public media companies 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 14 year old project and develop a plan to create sound practices of archiving in the digital world.

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

TYPICAL DUTIES:  
Manages a team of volunteers. Working with the station staff, the SAM chair is responsible for developing and executing processes to archive all materials relating to the organization. Assist with database management and maintenance of Filemaker databases with training provided. Market SAM by keeping staff and volunteers informed of the content, availability, and means of using and researching information contained in the archives.

Call SAM office: 303-620-5734
Email SAM@rmpbs.org


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!

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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