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WGVU Volunteer Opportunities

There are many ways to contribute to WGVU, your local PBS and NPR station, and donating your time is one of the most valuable.

As we continue to expand our many community events throughout West Michigan, and as we strive to raise the necessary funds to pay for our programs and outreach, we welcome members from the community and avid WGVU listeners/viewers to become part of our  mission: to educate, inform and entertain.

Volunteering with WGVU is fun and offers you the chance to see how the radio and television stations operate from the inside. There are also plenty of  opportunities to meet new and diverse people, with a common interest - supporting quality programs and events at WGVU!

Volunteer Benefits

  • You have our deepest appreciation and gratitude for your time and energy devoted to WGVU
  • You get a behind the scenes look at the operations of WGVU events
  • You meet interesting people (other volunteers, national and local celebrities)
  • You serve the entire West Michigan community (19 counties)
  • You may participate in the event to which you are volunteering
  • You become the envy of family and friends when they see or hear you on WGVU
  • You will be provided beverages, snacks and meals (if you are volunteering during meal time)
  • You will receive a photo of your volunteer experience for your newsletter, bulletin board or web site
  • You will be provided with statistics (number of members and dollars raised) for your newsletter or web site
  • You receive a WGVU logo items as a reminder of your visit and as a thank you for your participation
  • You may wear logo items of your group/organization while on air
  • You may bring a banner or other logo item to display of your group/organization
  • You get a feeling of pride knowing that you have made a difference
  • You could get invites to events in which you do not have to volunteer to attend
  • If you are volunteering with a group or organization, a representative of your choosing will be briefly interviewed on air (if time permits)

Volunteer Job Descriptions (Click the titles to see the different positions for each event)

General Support

Kidsday at the zoo

Radio pledge

Tv Pledge

WGVU Clubhouse Members Celebration

Wine events

New events may be added that will require the assistance of volunteers.  We will try to keep you informed; however, feel free to check back often for updates.

For more information, contact Kishen Newton at 616-331-6680 or e-mail her at

Annual Events and Fundraisers


Currently Nothing Scheduled


The Great Wine & Food Symposium


TV Membership Drive


Radio Membership Drive


TV Membership Drive


Currently Nothing Scheduled


KidsDay at the Zoo


TV Membership Drive


Radio Membership Drive
Food, Wine & All That Jazz


Currently Nothing Scheduled


TV Membership Drive
ClubHouse Membership Celebration
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