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VOLUNTEER FAQ

Where do Volunteer Opportunities Take Place?

Generally, volunteer opportunities take place here at PBS39 (839 Sesame Street, Bethlehem, PA 18015). We also need volunteers for PBS39-sponsored events that take place in the communities we serve.

How do I Get to PBS39? And if I Drive, Where do I Park?

PBS39 is easily accessed by bus, bike, or car. Get Directions to PBS39.Parking is available in the Sands lot across from the PBS39 lot-Coming down Founder’s Way from East 3rd Street, make the first right and drive straight into the Sands lot for parking. Handicap parking spaces are available in the PBS39 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 TV or Radio Production Volunteer Opportunities?

No, we do not currently offer volunteer opportunities in production. However, if you are a college student, you may apply for an internship

Once I've Sent PBS39 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 to Genesis Ortega at GenesisO@wlvt.org or 610-984-8128 for any immediate questions and/or concerns.

When Will You Offer Your Next Training for the Docents who Lead PBS39 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 PBS39 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 PBS39 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 PBS39 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 PBS39?

Thanks for your interest in these open positions.

If your volunteer organization is interested in being involved with PBS39 and receiving PBS39 volunteer needs, please click here for more information on Corporate Volunteering.