Santas take calls for a WHYY-FM pledge drive

Santas take calls for a WHYY-FM pledge drive

Volunteer for WHYY

When the phone rings during a WHYY Membership drive, our volunteers answer! WHYY volunteers keep costs down and maximize the generous financial support of our Members. Groups that answer phones during Membership campaigns even receive on-air recognition. It doesn’t matter whether you have just a few or as many as 20 hours each week to volunteer — you’ll find the time spent here rewarding and of great value to WHYY.  

Three Ways to Volunteer

Membership Campaigns

Your group or company can be one of the friendly faces answering phones during WHYY-TV or WHYY-FM Membership campaigns. Volunteers answer phones when supporters call to make contributions to WHYY and help complete transactions. It’s a great way to show support for WHYY and meet new people. It’s also a fun activity for friends and community organizations, whether you’re a group of Santa look-alikes or a corporation looking for a positive way to team-build.


WHYY holds many community events each year, like Fresh Air with Terry Gross Q&A sessions and screenings of Ken Burns documentaries. Volunteers are needed to staff check-in and information tables at WHYY Studios and out in the community.

Office Support

There’s much work to be done on a daily basis at a busy nonprofit organization such as WHYY. Your special skills could be a unique asset in a bustling environment.

Join WHYY’s growing pool of dedicated volunteers and find out how you can help make a difference! To become a WHYY volunteer, contact Betsy Feil at bfeil@whyy.org or 215-351-1261 or sign up today online. If requested, WHYY will ask volunteers to complete the application forms for a Criminal Background Check (CBC) and a Child Abuse History Clearance (CAC) prior to their first day and will cover the cost of each application form.

Note: WHYY reserves the right to request a state CBC and CAC upon acceptance into WHYY’s volunteer program. Volunteers’ continuation in the position will be contingent on the results of the aforementioned clearances. If requested, WHYY will ask volunteers to complete the application forms for a CBC and CAC prior to their first day and cover the cost of each application form.

A conviction record will not automatically result in your disqualification of volunteering; felony and misdemeanor convictions will be considered only to the extent they relate to the volunteer position for which you are being considered. However, failure to disclose a conviction and/or mischaracterization of a conviction will result in your ineligibility for volunteering and/or termination from volunteering (even if the conviction would not have barred your eligibility for volunteering had it been properly disclosed).

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