A tradition of commitment to WQPT
Throughout our history, volunteers and WQPT have enjoyed a rich and rewarding partnership. Our first small group of volunteers summoned up the resources and support to create WQPT in 1983.
Today, our volunteers continue to make a valuable contribution to the station. Volunteers assist our staff in the WQPT offices, helping out at our events, community outreach activities, and help with our membership campaigns.
We simply could not provide you the outstanding programming and services we do without their dedication and support.
Like our founding group of volunteers, our current volunteers share a common commitment to WQPT and to help bring public television to our entire community. They also share a belief that WQPT plays an essential role in the educational and cultural life in our communities here in the Mississippi River valley. Each and every volunteer brings a unique contribution to WQPT.
Become a WQPT Volunteer Today!
A few hours of your time is a fun and valuable way to get involved; and equally important is the outstanding impact your time makes for the station. We offer a variety of opportunities:
Assist at WQPT Events
Like to be in public? Our volunteers seem to always have two primary comments for us when they assist us: 1. "It's Fun" and 2. "You really get to see, first-hand the far-reaching impact WQPT has." Our events include: Champagne on the Rocks (January), Brew Ha Ha (September), WQPT Trivia Night and our Online Action.
We also participate in a variety of regional activities, such as our concession stand at John Deere Classic and many others. It's fun!
Educational Outreach Workshops & Events
Participate in assisting with educational workshops at museums, libraries and pre-schools with our Educational Outreach staff. Assist with our Spring events, including the Ready to Learn conference and PBS KIDS GO! Story Contest.
Bulk Mailing Group
Help prepare the mailing of our monthly program guide and other mailings we do.
Community and Development Boards
Share your ideas and love for WQPT by participating in either our Community or Development boards. These groups help WQPT remain a valuable asset to the region.
Help our staff in a variety activities. Activities may include making or answering phone calls, photocopying assistance with general office tasks, helping us prepare for events or activities and more.
Membership Campaigns/Pledge Drives
Answer phones (individually or coordinate a group), donate food, request food donations, greet volunteers, provide volunteer phone training, organize and distribute pitch cards for on-air pledge talent, or help with behind-the-scenes activities such as camera work or paperwork.
Catch them smiling when you snap photos at WQPT special events!
This volunteer program, specifically geared for college students, is an opportunity them to represent public television at a variety of events throughout eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Learn more about WQPT/PBS Ambassadors.
Perhaps you have a volunteer idea that we haven't thought of. We're always open to new ideas.
Simply contact us using our online form or call the station at 309/764-2400.
To apply to become a WQPT Volunteer, simply download and complete our application form. Then email your application your application to us.
Simply download the application form in MS Word or PDF format provided below.
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If you have any questions, please contact Bea Brasel at 309/764-2400, ext. 65031 or use our online form.