Current Volunteer Opportunities

August / September Pledge Drive

Our August / September Pledge Drive runs from Monday, August 22 through Saturday, September 10 and again on September 29.  We need 10-15 volunteers for each shift to help answer pledge phones.  It's easy, fun and we'll train you!

Sign-up for shifts by clicking HERE.

Please note, you do not need to create a Sign-Up Genius account -- just choose your date(s) and enter your information.  You will automatically receive a confirmation email, as well as a reminder email two days prior to your shift.


WRCJ at the 37th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival

The 37th Annual Detroit Jazz Festival will be held at Hart Plaza in downtown Detroit on Labor Day weekend -- Saturday, September 2nd through Monday, September 5th -- and WRCJ 90.9 FM will once again have a promotions booth for festival goers to visit. 

We are in need of two volunteers per shift:  Noon to 3 PM  |  3 to 6 PM  |  6 to 10 PM

If you would like to be part of the Jazz Fest excitement this year, please contact Mary Anne Meade, mmeade@dptv.org or 248.217.8610, with your desired date and time. 


Front Desk Receptionist

Detroit Public Television's Front Desk Reception area is staffed by many wonderful volunteers and we’re always looking for more.

The available half-day shifts are 9 AM to 1 PM -OR- 1 PM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday.  The duties are simple and we’ll train you on our easy-to-use phone system. Even choosing one shift per month is a tremendous help to us!

For available dates and to sign-up, please visit the AUGUST schedule.



Thank You

Volunteer Appreciation Party | April 2016

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Over 100 valued participants attended our Volunteer Appreciation Party at the Riley Broadcast Center in April. Staff and volunteers mingled over beverages, appetizers and dinner. It was a great time had by all!

Please use this link to view the photos of YOUR Volunteer Appreciation Party!


Volunteer for WRCJ 90.9FM

Detroit Public TV also enlists volunteers for our listener supported radio station, WRCJ 90.9 FM, which is a classical and jazz station housed in midtown at the Detroit School for the Fine & Performing Arts. Please click here if you’d like us to send you some information about volunteering at WRCJ. 


email:  Volunteer Department
phone: 248.305.3911

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View photos of events YOU could volunteer at!

Be a part of it

When we think of volunteers, we think of time. In our lives, one thing we cannot create, accumulate, acquire, buy or even borrow is time.  Therefore, an individual’s time is a very precious commodity. This makes your time, commitment and support to Detroit Public Television extra special and greatly appreciated.  

Thank you!

Why should YOU volunteer?

"It is important to me to support Public Television and all that they offer their local communities. There is a nice group of folks who volunteer at DPTV and the shifts are only 5-6 hours, the work is not physically taxing and the computer work is pretty easy to learn. It is a volunteer match made in heaven - maybe for you, too."

-- Donna H.

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