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Phone Answerer Training

If you’d like to participate in an upcoming TV or radio membership drive and you haven’t had a chance to attend training yet, we have a session coming up:

Thursday, August 15 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM

One-evening Downton Abbey Live TV Drive Event

The cast and creators of Downton Abbey will be hosting a one-evening membership drive event featuring interviews, behind-the-scenes, and a preview of the upcoming Downton Abbey movie (coming to theaters this fall). We'd love to have you join us to answer phones!

Sunday, August 18 from 5:45 - 9:15 PM

Fall TV Drive

The fall TV drive is coming up soon, and we'd love to see you there! Shifts are available from...

Wednesday, September 4 thought Saturday, September 7

Sign up!

To sign up for training or a shift, please visit

Feel free to contact Jenn at if you have any questions or are having difficulty signing up.

New Volunteer Opportunities

The most recent opportunities and updates can always be found on the "Available Volunteer Opportunities" tab.

Other Opportunities

Most months, there will be some new position offerings at OPB. These can vary from things like being an office assistant in one of the administrative departments at OPB to doing research for a show like Oregon Art Beat. Often times, we'll have many volunteers that are interested in and qualified for such positions. Most of the time, the staff member that will be supervising the volunteer will conduct interviews to select the best candidate for the position.

Many people come to OPB hoping to volunteer doing hands-on technical work like hosting a program on OPB Radio, doing camera work or video editing, or reporting on current events. These sorts of opportunities are rarely, if ever, available to volunteers. If you're looking for that type of experience, you may want to check out some of the other community media organizations in the area. If you are interested in seeing a list of these organizations, please let us know.

Monthly Email Updates

Each month, we send an email that describes the current volunteer opportunities and news at OPB.

OPB Personal Identification Number (PIN)

We’ve created a unique number for you to use at OPB to volunteer. Each time you arrive at OPB, you’ll use this number to sign in at the computer in the lobby. This allows us to track your hours. Also, remember to sign out when you leave!

Your PIN is usually the last 5 numbers of your phone number.

(If there is a 0 in the last five digits of your phone number, please email us at to get your PIN.)


If you have any questions, we're here to help!

Jenn Forristal, Volunteer Resources Associate: 503.293.1939 or

Jen Ames, Volunteer Resources Manager: 503.293.1947 or