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Volunteer Group Answering PhonesVolunteers play a vital role in the successful operation of WETA. Whether you are answering phones during our pledge campaigns, stuffing envelopes or assisting the staff with special events, volunteers help bring quality programming to the Washington Metropolitan Area.

When you become a WETA volunteer, you support local public broadcasting, meet like-minded individuals and have some community spirited fun. 


John Baer: Photo courtesy of Connection Newspapers.

WETA Volunteer Spotlight: John Baer

"I want to spend the rest of my life being useful every hour of the day."

The Gift of Your Time

Individual volunteers

Individual volunteers are needed to answer phones during our pledge campaigns and to perform administrative/clerical tasks in support of the staff. Volunteers are also needed to assist the staff during special events after regular business hours and on weekends. Please note: WETA has no in-studio volunteer opportunities available. 

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The minimum age to volunteer is 16. Community service hours can be earned.

Group volunteers

Groups and organizations are welcome to answer phones during pledge campaigns. It's a fun way for businesses, service clubs, or just about any organized group to get together to serve our community. Email us or call 703-998-2762. 

Feed the volunteers!

Do you have a restaurant or catering company? If so, feed the volunteers! Donate foods and beverages for meals or snacks and get on-air and online recognition! 

WETA is exempt under IRS 501(3)(c) so you will also receive a receipt. 

Donors to Classical WETA:

Best Buns (Arlington, VA)

Cabot Creamery

The Honey Baked Ham Co. (Alexandria, VA)

Ledo Pizza (Arlington, VA)

PING (Arlington, VA)

Donors to WETA Television: 

Best Buns (Arlington, VA)

Donors for our Volunteer Appreciation Events:

Avenue Events (Arlington, VA)

Costco (Arlington, VA)

District Taco (Arlington, VA)

Heidelberg Pastry Shoppe (Arlington, VA)

Holin Hall Pastry Shop (Alexandria, VA)

Taqueria Poblano (Arlington, VA)

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