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Volunteer: FAQs

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE TO VOLUNTEER?

You must be at least 16 years of age and must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Volunteers aged 18 and older may come on their own.

WHERE DO VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES TAKE PLACE?

Generally, volunteer opportunities take place here at WGBH (One Guest Street in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston). We also need volunteers for WGBH-sponsored events that take place in the communities we serve.

HOW DO I GET TO WGBH? AND IF I DRIVE, WHERE DO I PARK?

WGBH is easily accessed by bus, bike, or car. Get directions and parking information.

DO YOU OFFER TV OR RADIO PRODUCTION VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES?

No, we do not currently offer volunteer opportunities in production. However, if you are a college student, you may apply for an internship.

CAN I VOLUNTEER IN A DEPARTMENT NOT LISTED ON YOUR WEBSITE?

We list all open volunteer positions on our website. We hope you find something that fits your interests!

ONCE I'VE SENT WGBH MY VOLUNTEER SIGN-UP FORM, HOW WILL I KNOW IF THERE IS A VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY AVAILABLE?

A member of our volunteer office will contact you via email if we have an opening that matches your interests and qualifications. So in signing up, you'll want to include a valid email address, and then make sure you check it frequently. Unfortunately, due to the heavy volume of volunteer applications, we are unable to make individual phone calls to volunteers as positions arise.

WHEN WILL YOU OFFER YOUR NEXT TRAINING FOR THE DOCENTS WHO LEAD WGBH TOURS?

Our next training is not scheduled yet. Please review the docent position description for more information.

WHEN WILL YOU OFFER YOUR NEXT TRAINING FOR THE COMMUNITY AMBASSADORS WHO PROMOTE WGBH MEMBERSHIP TO THE PUBLIC AT IN-HOUSE AND COMMUNITY EVENTS?

Our next training is not scheduled yet. Please review the Community Ambassador position description for more information.

CAN I VOLUNTEER WITH A GROUP?

Certain volunteer opportunities are open to groups. Please have one person from your group or organization fill out our volunteer sign-up form. When we are looking for groups to fulfill a volunteer opportunity, we will note it in our recruitment email. Groups are most often welcome for WGBH events and on-air fund drives.

I WOULD LIKE TO PROMOTE MY ORGANIZATION THROUGH WGBH. CAN I DO THIS BY VOLUNTEERING?

We occasionally have opportunities to promote other nonprofits through our on-air fund drives. Please review the TV pledge volunteer position for more information. You also may choose to support WGBH as a Business Member Partner.

CAN I VOLUNTEER TO FULFILL A COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT?

We are happy to work with you on an individual basis to fulfill a community service requirement, as long as you can meet the requirements of the WGBH volunteer position. Please note that many of our volunteer positions are one-time opportunities and may not meet the needs of a community service requirement.

I'M A STUDENT. CAN I VOLUNTEER FOR THE SUMMER?

Generally, college students apply for our internship program. We offer volunteer opportunities throughout the year. You must be at least 16 years of age (accompanied by a parent) to volunteer, or 18 to come in on your own.

HOW CAN I FIND OUT ABOUT CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AT WGBH?

Thanks for your interest in these open positions.




Contact us at 617-300-4211 or email volunteer_coordinator@wgbh.org to let us know how you'd like to help. Thank you!

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