In observance of the latest guidelines from County & State Public Health Officials and for the safety of everyone, we are sorry to announce there will be no in-studio pledge opportunities until further notice. Please feel free to reach out to volunteer@kqed.org with any questions. Check this page for updates as they become available.

Thank you for your support and commitment to KQED.

Please stay safe & healthy. We hope to see you soon.

Upcoming Radio Drives
— No volunteers due to the pandemic

Upcoming Television Drives
— No volunteers until further notice

Fundraising Drives (Individuals)

KQED Pledge Volunteer

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 is provided.

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 St., between Bryant and York Streets, San Francisco. Public Transportation. You must be 16 years of age or older. Call (415) 553-2153 or email volunteer@kqed.org.

Fundraising Drives (Groups)

KQED Pledge Volunteers Standing in front of Downton Abbey backdrop

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.

2018 National Friends of Public Broadcasting Outstanding Volunteer Leadership Award – Gerhart Kneissl

“I really have enjoyed volunteering for KQED as a FM morning pledge drive supervisor, a docent and an event volunteer for almost 15 years now. I especially love supervising the FM morning fundraisers (with the exception of having to get up at 4:30 in the morning!) The loyalty of the KQED volunteers is really astonishing. Every fundraiser has the feeling of a joyous family reunion, so supervising this group is very easy and lots of fun.

Today I am the one who needs to thank KQED for giving me an opportunity to contribute in a minor way to the success of this station in providing vital services to our community. Thank you!"

-Gerhart Kneissl

Gerhart Kneissl - 2018 Volunteer Leadership Award Winner

Group Photos: Ian Balam