Getting Started

WordPress Specialist
Are you a WordPress whiz? OPB’s staff is seeking a volunteer to help with a WordPress-driven internal website. Specifically, we’re looking for someone who is knowledgeable about selecting and implementing widgets, plug-ins, and themes. Please apply by 10/29/18.

Assist OPB Staff with some much-needed improvements to our WordPress-powered internal website. Be a resource for ongoing questions and projects, from an occasional suggestion to an overall refresh.

Have designed and/or maintained a WordPress-powered site. Comfortable selecting and implementing plugins, widgets, and themes. Comfortable using google drive, slack and email tools to receive assignments and guidance from supervisor. Able to work independently, but here at OPB. Knowledge of or expertise with Sharepoint and/or Active Directory would be a nice plus.

More Information
Please apply by 10/29/18. Because of OPB's data security practices, work on this project does need to happen on-site here at OPB. Hours are flexible during normal business hours (M-F, 9am-5pm). You'll be working collaboratively with a staff member here. The first few projects we have probably total about 3-6 hours and we'd like to have it completed sometime in November. Depending on your interest and abilities, this could be an ongoing assignment. Your work would have far-reaching impacts and would benefit the entire staff of OPB. To apply, please email the following to -What about this position interests you? -What experiences (professional, personal, volunteer, etc.) have you had that you think might make you a good fit for this position? -Please submit a link to a wordpress-powered site that you've worked on, if possible. Please include your resume or LinkedIn profile if it shows related experience. Thanks and please apply by 10/29/18.

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:

Wednesday, November 7 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM
Wednesday, February 6 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM

To sign up, please visit, or contact Jenn at

Winter TV Drive
The winter TV drive is coming up soon, and we hope you’ll join us! Just a reminder that the TV drives will not take place in the TV studio during the construction period. Volunteers will be answering phones behind-the-scenes, and will not appear on TV. Shifts are available from…

Sunday, November 25 through Sunday, December 2

To sign up, please visit, or contact Jenn at

End-of-Year Radio Drive
We have a quick, two-day radio drive coming up at the end of the year. Shifts are available from…

Thursday, December 27 and Friday, December 28

To sign up, please visit, or contact Jenn at

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 Coordinator: 503.293.1939 or

Jen Ames, Volunteer Resources Manager: 503.293.1947 or