Volunteer at New Hampshire PBS

NHPBS invites you or your organization to become part of our volunteer force. We can use your skills and interests whether you have an evening, a morning, or lots of free time.

Volunteer support is critical to the success of New Hampshire PBS. We rely on our volunteers at events throughout the year and also in our day-to-day business activities. Please add your name to the growing roster of NHPBS volunteers, and enjoy benefits like complimentary enrollment in our Passport program and all the Lindt chocolate you can eat.

NHPBS Volunteer Opportunities

NHPBS welcomes enthusiastic and energetic people (16 and older). Special skills are not required (but they are appreciated) and training is provided.

Creative Services Volunteer

  • Responsibilities - Support the editorial development and delivery of NHPBS weekly e-newsletter, E-blast for events, monthly print newsletter, various press releases and other station communication projects. Write and proofread copy Assist with creative content management and marketing plan administration.

  • Impact - Assist NHPBS in building awareness and community engagement with our robust menu of award winning programs and services.

  • Training - You will be fully briefed on our communication strategy and the marketing materials we use to inform and inspire our stations stakeholders. Members of the Communications department will provide specific copy points and strategy with each assignment to ensure alignment on direction and project feedback.

  • Commitment - 2-4 hours per week at the station with ability to work from home.

  • Qualifications - Experience with writing. An appreciation for efficient and effective copy and communications. Journalism, English, Marketing majors welcome.

Membership Department Volunteer

  • Responsibilities - Help support our NHPBS members through program renewals, membership gifts, and promotion of benefits. Help manage the member hot line, answer member questions, and ensure awareness and activation of membership.

  • Impact - Assist NHPBS in building and maintaining an aware, engaged, and inspired community of active viewers whose membership helps fund our unique programming and value.

  • Training - You will be fully briefed on our membership program and what information we have available to inform and inspire our stations stakeholders.

  • Commitment - 2-4 hours per week at the station with ability to volunteer from home.

  • Qualifications - We’re looking for someone who loves helping people and connecting with the community one on one.

NHPBS Kids Writers Contest Volunteer

  • Responsibilities - Support management of annual writing contest for grades K-5 September to March – Help build and reinforce program awareness by contacting NH schools, libraries, and organizations working with children. March to May – Support thoughtful review and processing of entries.

  • Reading stories - Responding to each child about their story - Posting stories on the web

  • Impact - Assist NHPBS in managing our award-winning program recognizing and encouraging children from our NH community for their creative expression.

  • Training - You will be provided contact information and thorough program background for contest promotional outreach. For story review you will be provided criteria for evaluating entries along with instructions for posting content online.

  • Commitment

    • Sept to Feb - Contest promotion period will require 4 hours a week.
    • March to May - Story review will require 10 hours a week.
    • Your work would be done at the station in Durham. We request a minimum commitment of two months for either phase of the program.
  • Qualifications - Individuals who have worked in grades K – 5 education, Education majors, or related field with an appreciation for children’s creative skills level in this age range. Individuals who enjoy working with people.

Our Hometown Program Development Manager

  • Responsibilities - Help identify the individuals and their unique stories from the towns selected for program development. Working with the show producer contact town officials, historical societies, local chambers of commerce and other relevant sources for contacts who can help identify prospects with compelling stories to tell.

  • Impact - Assist NHPBS in developing continued, award winning programming directly with and for our NH community.

  • Training - You will be provided initial background on the project and guidelines for specific story direction.

  • Commitment - Show development and production runs on an 8 month cycle with 3 shows in various stages of development at any given time. Project requires 1-2 days a week for 2-3 hours at the station and optional time as needed at home. We request a minimum commitment of three months to provide continuity.

  • Qualifications - Great attitude and people skills along with keen curiosity and appreciation for a good story well told

NHPBS’ award-winning local series, OUR HOMETOWN, is something special. Turning the spotlight on different communities, the series explores the vibrant culture, commerce, history and people of each of New Hampshire’s 221 towns and 13 cities.

Hosted by NH’s own Yankee humorist, author and master storyteller, Rebecca Rule, OUR HOMETOWN is produced in partnership with each community and its residents. NHPBS isn’t telling the story of each town; its people are.

Station Management

Peter A. Frid
President & CEO

Dawn DeAngelis
Vice President & Chief Content Officer