WNET’s volunteer community is a network of interesting people committed to public television. The first small group of volunteers summoned the resources and support to help create the station in 1962. Throughout our history, the station and volunteers have enjoyed a rich and rewarding partnership. Each volunteer brings a unique contribution to the WNET family. Like the founding group of volunteers, they all share a belief that public media plays an essential role in the educational and cultural life of every community in the tri-state area.
Today, volunteers continue to apply their talents and passion for public media in order to
- support the mission of WNET
- support WNET’s staff on a daily basis,
- to help bring our message to the public.
Volunteering for WNET is not just philanthropy. Our volunteers also learn what makes public television work. They gain positive learning experiences and meet interesting new people, both staff and volunteers alike who share an enthusiasm for and take pride in the station’s trusted mission.
See Thirteen’s volunteers in action by clicking on a picture below.
Administrative volunteer opportunities require daytime availability during the week. That’s when our offices are open and staff is on site. These volunteers generally work one or two days a week from 10 a.m. to 2 or 3 p.m. Computer skills are very helpful but so is a willingness to roll up your sleeves and assist with a huge mailing. All volunteer assignments support the business side of WNET rather than the production/technical side.
When: Saturday, December 15, 12 noon – 4 p.m.
What: “Let it Snow!” at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich CT.
Thirteen Kid’s Club members visiting the Let it Snow exhibit at the Bruce museum will have the opportunity to visit with Clifford the Big Red Dog and explore snowy and winter themed children’s book art and stories.
Volunteers will assist Thirteen’s staff in setting up the afternoon’s activities and help the children with the crafts and activities at the activity tables. Volunteers will also help introduce the children to our costume character Clifford.
Where: The Bruce Museum, 1 Museum Drive, Greenwich, CT 06830-7157.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age.
Application deadline: Thursday, December 13.
If you are interested in the opportunities listed or would like more information about our volunteer program, please feel free to contact us.