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VOLUNTEER FAQs

Where do volunteer opportunities take place?

Generally, volunteer opportunities take place here at Lehigh Valley Public Media (839 Sesame Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015). We also need volunteers for Lehigh Valley Public Media-sponsored events that take place in the communities we serve.

How do I get to Lehigh Valley Public Media? If I drive, where do I park?

Lehigh Valley Public Media is easily accessed by bus, bike, or car. Get Directions to Lehigh Valley Public Media. Parking is available in the Wind Creek lot across from the Lehigh Valley Public Media lot-Coming down Founder’s Way from East 3rd Street, make the first right and drive straight into the Wind Creek lot for parking. Handicap parking spaces are available in the Lehigh Valley Public Media lot behind the station. Please press the white button at the gate and let the receptionist know that you are here for a volunteer opportunity and need a handicap parking space.

Do you offer television or radio production volunteer opportunities?

We will start recruiting radio pledge and production volunteers in the spring of 2020, but are currently accepting applications. At the moment, we have very few television production volunteer opportunities, however, if you are a college student, you may apply for an internship.

Once I've sent Lehigh Valley Public Media my volunteer application form, how will I know if there is a volunteer opportunity available?

Our volunteer coordinator will contact you via email if we have an opening that matches your interests and qualifications. In signing up, please be sure to include a valid email address that is monitored frequently. You can also reach out by email to volunteer@wlvt.org or by phone to 610-867-4677 for any immediate questions and/or concerns.

When will you offer your next training for the docents who lead Lehigh Valley Public Media tours?

Our next training is not scheduled yet. Please review the Tour Guide position description for more information.

When will you offer your next training for the community event team members who promote Lehigh Valley Public Media membership to the public at in-house and community events?

Our next training is not scheduled yet. Please review the Community Ambassador Position description for more information.

Can I volunteer with a group?

Certain volunteer opportunities are open to groups. Please have one person from your group or organization fill out our volunteer sign-up form. When we are looking for groups to fulfill a volunteer opportunity, we will note it in our recruitment email. Groups are most often welcome for Lehigh Valley Public Media events and on-air fund drives.

Can I volunteer to fulfill a community service requirement?

We are happy to work with you on an individual basis to fulfill a community service requirement, as long as you can meet the requirements of the Lehigh Valley Public Media volunteer position. Please note that many of our volunteer positions are one-time opportunities and may not meet the needs of a community service requirement.

Why do I need my clearances to volunteer?

As a PBS station, we host a variety of children's events and activities throughout any given day and cannot guarantee that a volunteer will not interact directly with children. Because of this, we do require all of our volunteers to obtain their PA Child Abuse and PA Criminal History Clearances prior to volunteering for the station.

Do I need to pay to obtain my clearances?

No. Volunteers are able to obtain the Criminal Background Check and Child Abuse History clearances free in the state of PA. Clearances are valid for 5 years after request, so be sure to save the certificates for future reference.

How can I find out about career opportunities at Lehigh Valley Public Media?

Thanks for your interest in these open positions.

If your organization is interested in being involved with Lehigh Valley Public Media and receiving information about volunteer needs, please click here for more information on Corporate Volunteering.