Becoming a KQED volunteer is a great way to show your support for public broadcasting and all the quality programming we offer. Your support helps us provide quality television and radio programs right here in Northern California. You really can make a difference.
Fundraising Drives (Individuals)
KQED Television and Radio pledge drives are a great way to support your community and have fun doing it! Volunteers help out by answering phones and taking donations on our computer system. Food and parking are FREE!
Just fill out the Individual Volunteer Information Form to be contacted for future pledge drives. A variety of shifts are available, and all are located at the KQED Studio at 2601 Mariposa Street, San Francisco. You must be 16 years of age or older. Call (415) 553-2153 or email email@example.com.
Fundraising Drives (Groups)
Companies and organizations are encouraged to come in as a fundraising group in exchange for on-air credit. Some of the benefits of participating include verbal acknowledgements, camera pans of the volunteers, table signs, and an on-air graphic slide. Call (415) 553-2153 or fill out a Group Volunteer Information Form to be contacted for future fundraising drives.
Periodically, a three-to-four week training program takes place on Friday mornings for members interested in providing tours of KQED to school groups and adult organizations. All KQED members are eligible and notification will be made well in advance of upcoming trainings. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
KQED events include Heritage Month receptions, screenings, live productions, and member tours. Duties usually include serving refreshments, greeting and seating guests, cleaning up, etc.
2016 PBS National Volunteer of the Year Ken Blackmon
"Volunteering at KQED gives me the opportunity to physically support (in addition to financially supporting) something in which I believe; namely, an informed citizenry needs a news source that is as independent as possible of commercial, agenda-based influence. What's the benefit to me personally? Meeting like-minded people, making new friends, forming a lasting bound with my early morning "partner-in-crime" Gerhart Kneissl who welcomed me as a new KQED volunteer some five years ago, and enjoying the camaraderie of working for a common cause." - Ken Blackmon
Group Photos: Ian Balam
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We collect questions about any Bay Area topic that tickles your fancy.
The community chooses which question they most want answered.
KQED reporters investigate the story with your help.
We discover the answer together!
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