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Volunteer Opportunity - NPR Phone Bank

David D.
DavidDiskin
Lodi, CA
Post #: 98
Hey everyone. Here's a neat way you can help out our local NPR station (Capital Public Radio).

They are seeking volunteers to answer phones during their fund drive from April 29 through May 6. The shifts are about 2 hours long, and include training and food.

Basically, the phone rings, you answer, they tell you how much they want to donate, and you type it into the computer. Then you gab for a minute or two about what your favorite NPR programs are, thank them, and move on to the next caller.

It's a blast. Here's why:

  • I got to talk to some really nice people who care about many of the same things we do
  • it's pretty fast-paced most of the time, with phones ringing and stats on the screens
  • it's exciting and inspirational to talk to people who want to donate to NPR
  • free food and drink while you volunteer
  • they gave volunteers a tour of the station and I was able to watch some of the on-air personalities do their thing
  • if we get enough people to sign up for a particular shift, they'll mention us on air

The phone bank is at their Sac State office, located at 7055 Folsom Boulevard in Sacramento. It is right off the 50, and has dedicated parking. It's very easy to get to.

They use EventBright for scheduling their volunteers, so you "purchase" a free "ticket" for the time slot that you want. These will be "sold" quickly, so hurry up and click on the link. Then, use this discussion to mention when you're volunteering so that others can do the same, and perhaps for the same shift.

Click here to volunteer and choose a shift.

Note: This is not a phone bank where you call people. They call in to you. Much nicer. smile
Benito G.
user 13466395
Sacramento, CA
Post #: 1
Hey everyone. Here's a neat way you can help out our local NPR station (Capital Public Radio).

They are seeking volunteers to answer phones during their fund drive from April 29 through May 6. The shifts are about 2 hours long, and include training and food.

Basically, the phone rings, you answer, they tell you how much they want to donate, and you type it into the computer. Then you gab for a minute or two about what your favorite NPR programs are, thank them, and move on to the next caller.

It's a blast. Here's why:

  • I got to talk to some really nice people who care about many of the same things we do
  • it's pretty fast-paced most of the time, with phones ringing and stats on the screens
  • it's exciting and inspirational to talk to people who want to donate to NPR
  • free food and drink while you volunteer
  • they gave volunteers a tour of the station and I was able to watch some of the on-air personalities do their thing
  • if we get enough people to sign up for a particular shift, they'll mention us on air

The phone bank is at their Sac State office, located at 7055 Folsom Boulevard in Sacramento. It is right off the 50, and has dedicated parking. It's very easy to get to.

They use EventBright for scheduling their volunteers, so you "purchase" a free "ticket" for the time slot that you want. These will be "sold" quickly, so hurry up and click on the link. Then, use this discussion to mention when you're volunteering so that others can do the same, and perhaps for the same shift.

Click here to volunteer and choose a shift.

Note: This is not a phone bank where you call people. They call in to you. Much nicer. smile

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