Current Volunteer Opportunities

Winter Pledge Drive

Our Winter Pledge Drive runs Monday, November 28th through Sunday, December 18th.  We need 12-15 volunteers for each shift to help answer pledge phones at the DPTV Studios in Wixom.   Shift times are 6 to 11 PM, Monday through Friday and two shifts on the weekends -- Saturday & Sunday, 1 to 6 PM and 6 to 11 PM.  

If you've never volunteered in the studio before, please come join us for an afternoon or evening where you can enjoy your favorite PBS programs and meet new, like-minded people.  It's easy, fun and we'll train you!

>>>> Sign-up for your shift(s) HERE.


Thomas & Friends Celebration Event

Volunteers are needed for our Thomas & Friends Celebration  on Sunday, December 11 at the Costick Activity Center in Farmington Hills from 11 AM to 4 PM.  We are in need of 20 volunteers for this event. 

>>>> Sign-up for this event HERE.


Sesame Street Live Event

Volunteers are needed for our Sesame Street Live event on Saturday, January 28 at the Fox Theatre in Detroit from 3:45 to 5:45 PM.  We are in need of 10 volunteers for this event.

>>>> Sign-up for this event HERE.


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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