We have created a Volunteer Newsletter to make sure our loyal volunteers have a easy way to check on upcoming events and the need for volunteers at those events. The newsletter will be published on a quarterly basis. It will be emailed to all volunteers as a PDF file and will be published in the volunteer blog section.
Yes, it is radio drive time again! The drive begins on Friday October 16 and ends on Friday October 23.
We need volunteers for all shifts on every day. The shifts are 6AM to10AM, 10AM to 2PM, and 2PM to 6PM. The most important shifts are the early and late shifts as they are the "drive time" shifts. Shift times may vary on the weekend. We know that many of you work or have family duties during the normal shift time, so feel free to come in at whatever hours you can fit into your schedule.
Every family has the one special person everybody likes and wants to be with. The WXXI volunteer family has one of those, Judy Cutaia, our events and volunteer coordinator for these many years. Judy has been our leader, teacher, ultimate organizer and friend.
It is with mixed emotions that we recently learned that Judy has announced her retirement from WXXI and will re-locate to her little spot of heaven in Tennessee.
We know, as volunteers, how lucky the Rochester area is to have a modern, high tech public broadcasting facility like WXXI. The majority of our viewers and listeners have no idea of the services WXXI provides to the community: the national TV and radio shows that are produced here, the educational outreach programs that effect all of the region and the many community events that we sponsor or assist in sponsoring. Events such as The Jazz Festival, Speaking of Women's Health and booths at all of the many festivals held in Rochester throughout the year.
One of the most satisfying parts of being a tour guide, or docent, at WXXI is hearing the visitors say, "I had no idea that WXXI did that, produced that etc.".
The March 2009 TV Membership Drive will begin on February 27 and continue to March 18. WXXI will be presenting many great shows and specials during the drive.
Did you know that volunteering for the TV drive can help your company, group or club gain recognition in the community? Each group that brings 7 or more volunteers to answer the phones during the drive will be recognized by the on-air talent with a short description of the group and their logo will be shown on the screen. Snacks and drinks will be provided. What a great way to get some deserved recognition while volunteering your time at WXXI!
It has been too long since I have added some content to the volunteer blog. No excuses except a bit of vacation and some down time due a plain old fashioned cold.
It has also been too long for you, the reader who has been considering becoming a WXXI volunteer, to come forth and sign up. I know it is hard to decide upon which of the many places you should be giving your valuable time, so let us help you with that decision! Give one of our membership and volunteer personnel a call at (585) 258-0200 and schedule a visit to WXXI. Mention that you are considering becoming a volunteer. You will get a personal tour of the facilities and an introduction to the many facets of volunteering at WXXI.
This entry is for those readers who may not be a WXXI volunteer, have read the information about volunteering on the WXXI web site, but still need to a little push before you rush off to send in that volunteer application.
Yes, it is true that volunteers have fun while we are performing our various duties. Whether it is answering telephones, stuffing envelopes, greeting visitors at one of our many events or guiding a tour through our beautiful facilities.
Thanks to all the staff at WXXI for agreeing to let me set up this volunteer blog. This blog will have many purposes, the main one being to inform all of our volunteers about upcoming events, what volunteer jobs we need to fill and general news regarding our volunteer family.
I really mean "family" because if you were at the Volunteer Recognition Dinner last night, it felt like family. Lots of kind words from the WXXI staff and plenty of remarks from the volunteers about how wonderful an evening it was.
Our thanks to Judy Cutaia and all of the Pink Ladies, who worked so hard to treat us so well.