Volunteer Your Time


Volunteers are an essential part of KERA’s success.

One of the best ways to support public broadcasting for North Texas is to volunteer your time. There are a variety of opportunities to accommodate your interests and schedule. Please read below for more information about each opportunity.

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Radio On-Air Membership Campaigns

53% of the revenue at KERA is provided by over 70,000 members. In order to grow its membership base, KERA 90.1 conducts three on-air radio membership campaigns annually. Each campaign requires between 10 to 16 volunteers on weekdays between the hours of 7am-7pm, in four-hour shifts. For more information on how you can play a role in these campaigns, please contact Barbara Wharton (see contact information below). Group opportunities are not available.

Requirements: Volunteers must be 16 or older. Volunteers answer the phones and take contributions. Please dress comfortably but professionally.


TV On-Air Membership Campaigns

53% of the revenue at KERA is provided by over 70,000 members. In order to grow its membership base, KERA 13 conducts on-air TV membership campaigns each year. Individuals can volunteer for evening shifts on weekdays and weekend shifts. Group opportunities are available. Individuals and groups are expected to stay for a full shift (3 to 4 hours), so please take that into consideration before signing up. For more information on how you can play a role in these campaigns, please contact Barbara Wharton (see contact information below).

Requirements: Individuals must be 16 or older. Volunteers answer the phones and take contributions. Please dress professionally, as many shifts will air live on TV.

*Meals and snacks are provided for all volunteers during their shifts.


Membership Services

On an as needed basis, KERA’s membership department has opportunities for volunteers to help prepare mailings to donors and make thank-you calls to new members. For more information, please contact Barbara Wharton (see contact information below).

Requirements: Individuals must be 16 or older and available on weekdays during business hours. Please dress comfortably and appropriately.

*Please bring your lunch and/or snacks for this shift.


Contact

Barbara Wharton
Volunteer Services
3000 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75201
(214) 740-9242
Metro (972) 263-3151 ext. 242
bwharton@kera.org


Special Thanks

We’d like to thank the following sponsors for providing food to volunteers during KERA/KXT membership drives:
Addison Coffee Roasters
Buffalo Wild Wings
Cabot Creamery Cooperative
Celebration
Coca-Cola
Dallas Popcorn Distributors
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Elite Culinary Catering
Fresh Point
Good Eats
Hofmann Hots
iFratelli
Prairie House
Tiff’s Treats Cookie Delivery

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