Volunteers Frequently Asked Questions
How can I help with ETV and ETV Radio membership campaigns?
You can serve as a phone volunteer. Membership campaigns traditionally occur in March, August, and December for television; February, April and October for radio; as well as smaller campaigns throughout the year.
What does a phone volunteer do?
A phone volunteer answers phones and processes incoming pledges from new and current members during pledge shifts. Headsets and computer terminals are used by volunteers to process pledges.
What skills are needed?
A phone volunteer needs good telephone skills, a courteous nature, attention to detail and most importantly, a love for ETV and ETV Radio!
How will I be trained? Will there be someone present to answer my questions at all times?
A volunteer supervisor will train you when you arrive for your shift and will be available to assist you with any questions. The volunteer supervisor will also handle any difficult calls.
Where do I report?
Television phone volunteers should report to the ETV Telecommunications Center at 1041 George Rogers Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29201. Groups will contain 10 to 20 phone volunteers, depending on shift.
Radio pledge phone volunteers should report to the ETV Telecommunications Center at 1041 George Rogers Boulevard, Columbia, SC 29201. Groups will contain five to eight phone volunteers, as needed per shift.
Will I have to call and solicit anyone?
No. Phone volunteers are not asked to make any phone solicitations and will only process incoming calls.
Why are membership campaigns important?
Membership campaigns are the ETV Endowment's single most efficient source of acquiring new members. Contributions from ETV Endowment members are used to purchase and produce ETV and ETV Radio's programming - programming that educates, enlightens and entertains.
Sign up to be an ETV Volunteer today!
For more information about Volunteer Opportunities, contact:
Tanisha Polite, Volunteer Coordinator
Voice: (803) 737-8279