Volunteering at MetroEastAnyone with a curiosity about community media is invited to join us for a free orientation workshop, which is held each month. At that point it is up to you to decide if and how you would like to become involved at MetroEast. We welcome new people of all ages--the only requirement is a desire to learn and try something different.
MetroEast provides the training and equipment so you can volunteer in a variety of ways:
You can volunteer on MetroEast productions. These range from cultural events such as concerts, parades, and children's programming to governmental public hearings to educational or informational studio productions. These assignments are scheduled through the Director of Volunteer Services and every effort is made to match your interests, skill level and schedule. You may perform volunteer work in lieu of fees; however, you must make these arrangements through the Director of Volunteer Services and sign a contract of intent.
Volunteering on independent producers’ programs is a great way for a new member to gain experience with the equipment and people at MetroEast. With your permission we can put your name, interests and availability in our Volunteer Directory so community producers can call to request your help.
You may wish to produce your own program. This may be a show taped outside our facility or produced in the studio. You can submit your program to air on MetroEast channels, and after gaining some skills and experience you may wish to enter a program in one of several Alliance for Community Media video competitions.
Volunteers also assist MetroEast by serving on the Board of Directors, helping with special events and promotions, mentoring new volunteers, and assisting with office support, computer services, and Alliance for Community Media events.
MetroEast recognizes its many volunteers in two events which are held annually. Our annual Volunteer Recognition Event is held each April. The evening consists of special awards for individuals who go the extra mile and recognizes length of service in an atmosphere off good food and fun. Every volunteer receives a T-shirt.
The MetroEast Picnic occurs each summer as an informal opportunity for volunteers, staff, and supporters to get together to relax, have fun, and share a meal.
There are additional opportunities for people to learn skills in television production, communication, team work, leadership, and to make contacts and friends. Without our several hundred volunteers MetroEast could not realize its mission of contributing to the vitality, culture and democratic process of our East Metro communities.
|Contact:||Taaj Middleton, Director of Volunteer Services and Community Relations|
|Phone:||503 667-8848 ext. 326|
|Address:||829 N.E. 8th Street|
Gresham, OR 97030