Volunteering at GPB
Georgia Public Broadcasting enlists the assistance of volunteers throughout the year for membership campaigns, administrative assistance, special events and production assistance. Each volunteer brings a unique contribution to the GPB family and plays an essential role in the educational and cultural life of every community in Georgia. GPB's Television Membership Campaigns are held in March, June, August and December. Radio Membership Campaigns occur in the Spring and Fall.
Volunteer opportunities and shift schedules are usually communicated by e-mail. Providing your contact information and submitting a completed Volunteer Form will add you to our Friends of GPB volunteer contact list.
As a volunteer for membership campaigns, you will help answer the phones and record membership information. In some cases, you may even appear on television! All phone operators must be at least 16 years of age.
Community and Business Groups
Utilizing volunteer groups for our Television and Radio membership campaigns provides our most efficient, cost-effective method of fundraising. It is great exposure for your organization, and you can have your logo featured on our website. Each group is given on-air recognition for volunteer commitment and an on-air interview, potentially reaching over 2 million viewers in the state of Georgia.
Please review the Group Information Sheet for more details about volunteering your group.
Administrative and Production Assistance
Volunteers are needed to help at the GPB office in various departments. Work assignments and time commitments depend upon the need of the department, but usually take place Monday through Friday between 9am and 5pm. Assignments may include helping with mailings, data entry, filing, answering phone calls, and other important day-to-day office functions. Additionally volunteers may help in our studios.
To be considered as an Administrative or Production assistant please contact Lisa Morris at LMorris@gpb.org.
GPB calls on volunteers to assist with special events throughout the year. Event volunteers assist with set-up, decorations, greeting people, making follow-up phone calls, serving as tour guides and much, much more!
For more information and to indicate your availability to volunteer, please fill out the Volunteer Form.
As always we appreciate your continued support and thank you in advance for your time and consideration!
May Gourrier French is one of GPB’s most outstanding volunteers. She started her volunteerism with GPB in October 2011 and has been a valued volunteer with GPB ever since. May is also a financial supporter and proud of her Sustainer Membership. She loves GPB TV and NPR and stays connected through special events and movie screenings that take place at GPB studios and in the community. May says “Volunteering with GPB gives me the opportunity to support Public Broadcast programming and gather with people of different backgrounds and professions, many of whom have become good friends. Volunteering helps keep me grounded. It gives me a sense of belonging to a community that has become an extended family. I just do it because it makes me feel great and it’s my way of giving back.” May works at SunTrust Bank, a company strong in community outreach and she helps light the way for others through volunteering.