Bring a Volunteer Group to OPB

Group volunteers play an integral role in OPB's success by answering phone calls from contributors to OPB during TV and Radio Membership Drives.

When your group or organization volunteers for OPB, your group will:

  • Build team spirit and have fun!
  • Achieve visibility as a supporter of public broadcasting's programming and services.
  • Receive on-air recognition for your volunteer commitment, potentially reaching over 1 million people in Oregon and Southwest Washington on radio and TV, and online. Each group will be acknowledged on-air at least twice during their volunteer shift.

At this time, we are not accepting any new volunteer groups. If you'd like to be placed on a waiting list, please email volunteer@opb.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

Members of a group, organization or business (and their friends and family) who are 16 years of age or older are invited to volunteer during OPB's Television and Radio Membership Drives.

Television Membership Drives

TV Membership Drives occur in September, December, March and June. Volunteer groups provide eight people. Your group will be sharing the set with another organization's volunteers. Volunteer shifts last three to five hours during weekday evenings, weekend days or weekend evenings. A typical evening shift is 7:00 to 11:15 p.m., though earlier shifts may be available.

Note: The same volunteers must be present for the entire shift.

Radio Membership Drives

Radio Membership Drives occur in October, February and May. A minimum of five volunteers are needed per shift. Volunteer shifts last three hours and are available throughout the day from 6am to 7pm.

Volunteer Call-out Program

Oregon Association of Home Inspectors generated $480 in a single evening in March of 2013 by calling their friends and family members. Thank you, OAHI! Would your group like to participate? Find out how below.

The Call-Out Program encourages Membership Drive volunteers to call their co-workers, family and friends to ask them to support OPB. Individuals and groups participate in this program and OPB recognizes the top 10 call out generators each year. Also, prizes are awarded during each shift to the volunteers who obtain call out pledges. For more information on the Call-Out Program contact 503.293.1939 or volunteer@opb.org.

Callout Success!

This year's groups helped to raise over $21,500 in Call Outs!

  • $480 Oregon Association of Home Inspectors Mar. 2013
  • $460 Meet in Portland June 2013
  • $440 Coldwell Banker Seal Sep. 2012
  • $400 Anyone Can Join Oct. 2012
  • $400 Elders in Action Sep. 2012
  • $370 Columbia River Peace Corp May 2013
  • $300 Elders in Action Mar. 2013
  • $295 Every Woman's Health Mar. 2013
  • $270 Coldwell Banker Seal Feb. 2013
  • $225 DoubleTree by Hilton - Portland Dec. 2012
  • $200 Workplace Investment Council of Clackamas County Dec. 2012

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