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.

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. The minimum age requirement is 16.

Occasionally we also need volunteer assistance  at evening/weekend events at museums and cultural venues throughout the city or in the  nearby tri-state region.

If you are interested in volunteering, please complete the online application below, or download a printable application that you can mail to us.

Mailing Address

Mary L. Burke
Director, Public Programs, Community Engagement
825 8th Ave, 14th Floor
New York, NY  10019-7435
or scan and email to volunteers@thirteen.org


Personal Information

Emergency Contact

Background and Experience

List names of schools and degrees earned:

NOTE: If community service is required for high school graduation, a statement from your school specifying requirement is required. Applicants under the age of 18 must submit working papers.

Professional Experience

Volunteer Experience

Have you volunteered or worked for WNET in the past?

Are you a member of
THIRTEENWLIW21BothNot a member

Computer Skills
Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)EmailDatabaseWordPress

Other Computer Skills

Languages spoken

Interests and Availability

Skills and interests relevant to the type of volunteer work you would like to do:

Area(s) of Preference
Administrative Support (typing, filing, etc.)Character HandlerCustomer ServiceData EntryEvent SupportMailingsResearchTour Guide

WHY would you like to volunteer for public television?

How did you learn about our volunteer program?

Day(s) you would like to volunteer

The majority of positions are available during working hours, Monday-Friday. Occasionally there is a weekend event for which we need volunteer assistance.

Number of hours available per week

Applicants will be contacted if skills, interests and availability match available opportunities.  If there is no immediate match, the application will be kept on file for future reference.