about volunteering at wqed
Get involved and change your life!
Thank you for your interest in becoming a WQED volunteer!
Before there was PBS, there was WQED. WQED went on the air April 1, 1954 as America’s first community-licensed and supported public television station. From Mister Rogers to Rick Sebak, WQED is proud to have a national reputation for delivering quality television and radio programming to a devoted audience that spans generations.
Three Ways to Volunteer:
- Radio and Television pledge drive volunteers answer the telephones in our studios and process member pledges by collecting basic contact and payment information. All volunteers are supervised by WQED’s experienced pledge supervisors, who will teach you how to use our phone and computer systems.
- Office volunteers help at our Oakland headquarters by preparing packages and letters for mailing, organizing thank you gifts for our members, making phone calls and helping with basic computer tasks such as data entry. We utilize your unique skillset to help with the many varied tasks at WQED.
- Special Events volunteers help to facilitate events within the Pittsburgh community sponsored by WQED such as concerts, film screenings, fundraisers and galas. Special Events volunteers are scheduled as needed given the size and venue of the event.
Part of an organization or group?
We would love to have you! Volunteering as an organization or group is a great way to bond with your coworkers while giving back to your community and to raise awareness for your group. We welcome you to wear organization t-shirts or hats with your brand or logo on them.
Top Five Reasons to Volunteer at WQED:
- Get a bird’s eye view of how WQED operates and see some of your favorite radio and television personalities.
- WQED helps to foster the lifelong learner in you by developing new skills that you can take with you.
- Volunteers enable WQED to put more funding towards your favorite programming.
- Volunteering at WQED is a sensational way to spend time with friends and family while meeting new people and giving back to your community or fulfilling volunteer requirements
- Because it’s FUN!
Ready to volunteer?
You can sign up to volunteer your time right now with our online calendar.