Welcome OPB Volunteers!

Thank you for choosing to share your time and talents with OPB. We're excited to work with you! 

Please note: Volunteers must be 18 years or over to participate. Also, we are unable to accommodate service requirements related to court mandates, academic assignments, unpaid internships, graduation requirements, housing or treatment programs, or other outside organizations. Volunteering related to matching gift programs is permitted. Please contact us at volunteer@opb.org if you have any questions. 

Available Volunteer Opportunities 

OPB/AAPB Transcription Assistant - Volunteer from home!

(make your own schedule)

NEW archival OPB content recently added!

Help make OPB content more accessible! Join our team of volunteers who help correct computer-generated transcripts for the American Archive of Public Broadcasting (AAPB). You will be listening to public television and radio programs from years past and correcting the mistakes you see in the transcripts.

Training is available. If you have access to a computer/laptop and internet, you can do it all from the comfort of your own home, and according to your own schedule!

More info: OPB/AAPB Transcription Assistant

Facebook Moderator Assistant - Volunteer from home!

(weekly scheduled shift)

Help OPB connect with the community! Ensure that our social media page reflects our expectations for engagement, and alert us if a community member posts a question for one of our reporters.

We have shifts available seven days a week during the morning, afternoon, and evening. Training is provided. If you have access to a computer/laptop and internet, you can do it all from the comfort of your own home!

More info: Facebook Moderator Assistant

Onsite/in-person volunteer opportunities - Returning!

(new opportunities coming soon)

After a long hiatus, we are excited to resume in-person volunteer roles. We expect to continue to resume onsite activities throughout 2023. As onsite/in-person opportunities become available, we'll announce them on this page and in our email updates. Please stay tuned!

Volunteers serving from home have done incredible work and have made a tremendous impact since 2020, so we are very excited to continue with remote/virtual roles as well.

Between in-person and remote/virtual opportunities, we hope there is something for everyone! We look forward to working with you in whatever capacity best fits your availability.

Please note that all volunteers serving in in-person roles are required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination and adhere to OPB health and safety protocols. 


Please feel free to contact us at volunteer@opb.org if you have any questions/concerns. 

Ongoing Opportunities

Membership Drives

Typically, our most available volunteer opportunity is answering phones for television membership drives. Volunteers connect with community members while helping OPB meet its fundraising goals. 

Currently, volunteers to not appear on camera. We are answering phones behind-the-scenes during prerecorded fundraising programs. 

Television membership drives happen four times a year. We'll announce dates on this page and in our email updates.

Volunteers serving at membership drives need to complete an online training prior to their first shift. 

Please contact us at volunteer@opb.org for more information. We hope to see you at the next drive! 

Administrative Projects

Periodically, an OPB staff member will ask for assistance with data entry, preparing a mailing, or a similar project. We’ll email the team of administrative project volunteers to see who is available to help. 

These projects are almost exclusively during normal business hours at our headquarters in Portland, although remote opportunities are available from time to time.

If you are interested in joining the team of volunteers that works on one-time administrative projects, please email volunteer@opb.org

Special Events

 We’re looking for people who are friendly, comfortable in a variety of social situations, perform well in a stressful environment, and are flexible. Also, it’s also important that you think well on your feet and like talking to lots of different people.

  The events team members will be our go-to folks for when we need help staffing things like OPB screenings, donor recognition events, and other community events. The times and locations of these events varies widely.

If you are interested in joining the team of volunteers that helps with special events, please email volunteer@opb.org

A special message from OPB to you!

Thank you for sharing your time and talents to support OPB's mission: giving voice to the community, connecting Oregon and its neighbors, illuminating a wider world.