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Bring Joy to OPB's Youngest Fans!

We have several community events coming up featuring the beloved Daniel Tiger, and we’re looking for volunteers to wear the costume and greet his young fans.


Thursday, January 25

Legacy Children’s Hospital 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

OHSU Doernbecher Children’s Hospital 1:00 – 4:30 PM


Friday, January 26

OMSI 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM


Saturday, January 27

OPB

Two shifts:

12:00 – 3:00 PM

2:00 – 4:30 PM


To wear the costume, the volunteer must be 5'2" to 5'6" with a thin to medium build.


The mascot should be friendly, outgoing, and enjoy working with children. The mascots visiting the children’s hospitals need to be sensitive to the fact that they will be interacting with children facing health challenges while maintaining a cheerful and friendly presence.


The mascot will need to move through crowds of people, doors, and up and down stairs easily while wearing a large costume.


If you'd like to volunteer, please email Jenn F. at jforristal@opb.org.


Two Ongoing Roles Available

Our awesome archivist needs help with updating and reorganizing some of OPB’s archival material. Some of it is physical media (i.e. tapes) and some is digital files. Please click on the "Available Volunteer Opportunities" page and scroll down to the bottom past the OPB logo to check out the descriptions for Archivist Digitization Assistant and the Archivist Assistant. Please apply by 12/22.

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 sessions coming up:


Wednesday, January 17 from 9:30 – 11:30 AM


You can sign up on the Scheduling + Hours section of the website. (You’ll use your email address for your user name, and your password is usually the last five digits of your phone number.)


Winter Radio Drives

The end-of-year radio membership drive is right around the corner, and we’d love to see you there!

Wednesday, December 27 and Thursday, December 28.


Also, the winter radio drive is coming up soon…


Thursday, February 1 Saturday, February 10


You can sign up on the Scheduling + Hours section of the website. (You’ll use your email address for your user name, and your password is usually the last five digits of your phone number.)


Thank a Member Day

Help us share the love on Valentine’s Day as we call our wonderful members to thank them for their support of OPB. Come enjoy some food, prizes, and fun! We’ll provide the script. You bring the smile!


Wednesday, February 14. Shifts available: 10am - 12pm, 12 - 2pm, 2 - 4pm.


You can sign up on the Scheduling + Hours section of the website. (You’ll use your email address for your user name, and your password is usually the last five digits of your phone number.)

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 volunteer@opb.org to get your PIN.)


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.


Questions?

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

Jenn Forristal, Volunteer Resources Coordinator: 503.293.1939 or jforristal@opb.org

Jen Ames, Volunteer Resources Manager: 503.293.1947 or james@opb.org