PBS Volunteer News 6, 2017

National Volunteer Week (NVW) is an annual celebration that acknowledges the generous contribution of our nation’s volunteers. From 8–14 May 2017, PBSFM is just one of the many groups across the country that says thank you to the 6 million Australians who volunteer and give back to the community.
The individual and collective efforts of what volunteers achieve is truly amazing! Thank you one and all.
We’ve got loads of volunteer opportunities coming up in the next few days, weeks and beyond and you can find out how YOU can help out your favourite radio station PBSFM by reading on....


Adriana, Rick and Wendy lead the way for Radio Festival 2017 'One Small Step'

Join in the Radio Festival FUN!
The PBS Radio Festival is just around the corner and we’ve still got some volunteer spots open! In case you didn’t know, the PBS Radio Festival is the annual fundraising event where we ask our listeners for financial support. We’re seeking wonderful volunteers to take phone calls, and enter memberships into a membership database.  Radio Festival runs from May 15-28, and we have volunteer shifts around the clock. Good phone manner, strong data entry skills, computer skills, great communication skills, and an understanding of PBS are a must.  Do you think you could help? To put up your hand to volunteer in the phone room, register here.

PBS Radio Festival Roles
15th -28th May 
47 Easey Street Collingwood


Can you see yourself filling this seat?

Reception Role – Tuesday 2pm-6pm   TAKEN!
PBS reception is a great role to volunteer in. You get to meet people from all walks of life, develop working relationships with PBS announcers and staff. Use and improve your excellent interpersonal and communication skills to be the face and the center of PBS for the shift duration. A good phone manner and confidence with using a computer, Word, Excel, Outlook and the internet is highly regarded. We’ve got a couple of receptionist vacancies at PBS, and we’re seeking the right people who can commit for at least 6 months. Would you like to volunteer as the PBS Receptionist? We've got a vacancy Tuesday 2pm-6pm weekly. Email hr@pbsfm.org.au for a PD.

Receptionist
Tuesdays 2pm-6pm
47 Easey Street, Collingwood

Thank you and farewell to star volunteer /social media contributor
Christine as she returns to the USA to pursue her career in radio 
Social Media Volunteer TAKEN!
We're seeking a savvy social media volunteer available on Mondays to draft, schedule and post likable content on the PBS social media including Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.  If this sounds fun, you feel you could contribute your skills and you could commit 3-6 months to the role, email hr@pbsfm.org.au.

Social Media Volunteer
Mondays after 11am
PBS, 47 Easey Street, Collingwood

This year it's northside!

Community Cup Volunteers
Help out on the day we’ve all been waiting for – it’s Community Cup; when the Megahertz battle it out on the footy field with the Rockdogs - All in the name of charity.  Reclink need helping hands to do various roles, and we've got access to a selection of fine roles reserved for PBS volunteers. Some say these are the best roles at community cup because you get to help out then watch the match! Grab these –pre-bounce roles quickly before they go. Email hr@pbsfm.org.au and specify your preferred role to secure a volunteer spot, and an appropriate registration form.

Role
Times
Amount of helpers required
Volunteer Check-in - T-shirts
10:30am - 2:30pm
1
Volunteer Check-out
11am - 2:30pm
1
Crowd Counter
11:30am - 2:30pm
1
Meet & Greet
11:30am - 2:30pm
10
Post Code Data Collect
11:30am - 2:30pm
6
Money Collectors
11:30am - 2:30pm
8
Footy Record
11:30am - 2:30pm
6
Social Media Helpers
11:30am - 2:30pm
3

Community Cup Volunteers
Sunday June 25
10:30am-2:30pm
Victoria Park, Abbotsford

Shot from Momentum Chapter 2 courtesy of Rhys Newling - Photographer. Next one up on the 27th May. 

Momentum Crew – Event Volunteers  
Momentum is an amazing monthly event put on by The Foreign Brothers and PBS that showcases emerging and established artists in the band room, an all-night jam session in the public bar and a rotating line-up of PBS DJs. This event will appeal to those who love music eclectic by nature but strongly rooted in the funk, hip-hop, neo-soul and jazz scene.
We’ve got available volunteer roles. We’re seeking:

1.    Skilled door people to count the attendance, and cash handle over a couple of shifts: 8pm-10:30pm TAKEN  and 10:30pm-12:30am VACANT

2.    Volunteers to cover the merch/member table, 8:00pm-10:30pm TAKEN and 10:30pm- TAKEN 12:30am

If you’d like to volunteer email hr@pbsfm.org.au.

Event Volunteers - Momentum
Saturday May 27
8pm-10:30pm and 10:30pm-12:30am
The Evelyn Hotel 351 Brunswick St, Fitzroy

The last Rock A Bye Baby was  hoot! Thanks to Natasha Blankfield for photos

Rock A Bye Baby – Event Volunteers  
Rock A Bye Baby is a family friendly event held bi-monthly at the historic Fitzroy Town Hall.  Featuring a live band, this will be fun and we would love you be involved. We’re looking for trustworthy volunteers, who like people! Door volunteers help out on the door, access volunteers help patrons access the venue. Email hr@pbsfm.org.au to volunteer.

Event Volunteers - Rock A Bye Baby
Thursday June 29
10:30am-12:15pm
Fitzroy Town Hall, Fitzroy



Announcer Course
The PBS announcer course is quickly filling for the year, so if it you’d like to do the PBS announcer course read on. Classes are held at PBS Studios, 47 Easey St, Collingwood over 5 weeks from 6:30pm-8:30pm:

MONDAYS IN JULY 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
WEDNESDAYS IN AUGUST 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30
MONDAYS IN SEPTEMBER 4, 11, 18, 25 & OCTOBER 2
WEDNESDAYS IN OCTOBER 4, 11, 18, 25 & NOVEMBER 1
MONDAYS IN NOVEMBER 6, 13, 20, 27 & DECEMBER 4

Rates
Full Fee $330              PBS Member $300
Concession $220        Concession fee for PBS members $200

Application forms and further info at: http://pbsfm.org.au/become-an-announcer. Completed applications can be sent to hr@pbsfm.org.au


PBS Policies and Procedures
It is important for all volunteers and staff to be familiar with this. See the P&P here and http://pbs.org.au/policy. The Policies and Procedures Handbook ensures that PBS remains in safe compliance with the Codes of Practice and other relevant legislation. It also positions PBS volunteers, announcers and staff to operate with a shared, clear understanding of how things work at PBS. Please read it carefully. And if you’re inspired, why not consider becoming a PBS shareholder?

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