We schedule on a first-come, first-served basis, depending on group size and production needs. Young individuals may volunteer, but should be accompanied by a parent or guardian, especially for evening shifts, per local curfew laws.
We make every effort to update our posted schedule and assign shifts that are most appropriate for each request. Louis Ave Chicago, IL 60625 (773) 583-5000 Is there parking? If my organization is volunteering, how many people can we bring and will we be recognized?
Tours may be offered between live pledge breaks, but if a pledge shift is extremely busy, tours may not be possible. When you see “Non-Live” or “Not-Live” on the volunteer schedule, this indicates that we are in need of volunteers to answer calls, but we will likely not be live on camera in our studios while taking viewers’ calls.
This strategy helps us maximize our fundraising efforts and keep operational costs to a minimum.
All shifts are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The majority of a pledge volunteer’s time is spent answering telephone calls from viewers and prospective donors.
While taking these calls, volunteers enter callers’ information (name, address, phone number, thank-you gift items, method of payment, etc.) via laptop computer.
You can play an important role in our mission by volunteering your time, energy, and experience.
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We are in need of many volunteers throughout each drive, so get involved in public television station and join us soon!
Shirts and tops with company or group logos are acceptable in all colors except white.
Please avoid wearing anything bearing endorsement for a controversial issue or political candidate. WTTW will make every effort to offer studio tours during pledge shifts.
Your group can also wear matching shirts with a logo or text, but no white apparel is allowed. All students must be 16 years of age or older, and school groups must supply at least one chaperone for every ten students.