Volunteering at KQEDVolunteering at KQED

KQED Pledge Volunteers 2014

Volunteering is a wonderful way to support your community and have fun doing it! Volunteers support KQED in many ways, from welcoming guests at KQED Live events to answering phones and taking donations during fundraising drives.

While most volunteer assignments take place at KQED at 2601 Mariposa St. in San Francisco, some are help offsite at beautiful locations like the Japanese Tea Garden and Filoli Historic House & Garden.

Just fill out the Individual Volunteer Information Form to be considered. All volunteers must be 16 years of age or older and fully vaccinated.

Information for Current Volunteers

Current volunteers can reach the volunteer portal to register for upcoming volunteer assignments.

KQED Pledge Volunteer

Fundraising Drives (Groups)

KQED Pledge Volunteers Standing in front of Downton Abbey backdrop

Group volunteer opportunities will resume shortly, after being paused during the pandemic. Companies and organizations are encouraged to come in as a fundraising group in exchange for on-air credit during fundraising drives. Some of the benefits of participating include verbal acknowledgements, camera pans of the volunteers, table signs, and an on-air graphic slide. 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