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Become an Auction
Volunteers are the true stars of AUCTION.
prep work months in advance, to exciting times on-air, to tying up loose ends
afterwards, volunteers keep AUCTION afloat.
Join our team! Jobs are available for all talents and
schedules. Look through the job descriptions here and then give us call,
309-495-0547, or drop us an email - we'd love to welcome you aboard.
It's no secret that volunteers are the lifeblood of WTVP. The station continues to grow largely because of the commitment of
volunteers and the support of individual viewers and the Central Illinois
WTVP relies on nearly 700 volunteers throughout the year
to help us with our many events. If you are interested in supplying your talents
for any of our various projects, AUCTION or otherwise, please give us a call,
309-495-0547, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or complete our
online volunteer form.
Public Television is respected and appreciated by the
community, and the people of Central Illinois respect and appreciate those
individuals who support WTVP and Public Television. Your volunteerism will
generate untold dollars worth of goodwill for your community and help continue
programs that inform, motivate and stimulate the imagination. It's well worth
your investment of time.
Is talking on the phone a natural for you? WTVP needs you to talk with area
businesses to ask for their participation. Enthusiasm is a great seller!
Be the first to see AUCTION items! Go get the items already committed by
Central Illinois businesses and individuals. Attention to detailed paperwork
and availability of transportation musts!
Tracking the many items donated to the Auction requires a great paper flow
system. Writing descriptions, filling out donor cards, tagging merchandise
are just a few of the inventory processes where WTVP can put your talent to
Help spread the news about the Auction Action! To be successful, we need
individuals to promote the Auction to area businesses, the public and
Ever dream of being a wordsmith? Your dream can come true! This could be the
chance to hear your words spoken on TV! WTVP provides the info -- you
provide the description. Typewriter/Word Processor/Computer a must . . .
scripting supplies provided.
Do you know the difference between Van Gogh and Van Halen? Then the Art
Division could use your talents. Calling donors, picking up artwork, setting
up displays help make the Art Division successful.
Do you have the heart of a collector or do you relish fine merchandise from
the past? This division is responsible for item solicitation, pick up,
description, display, etc.
Like meeting people then telling them where to go? This is a great
opportunity to greet the many volunteers who help make the Auction a
Can you get your fingers in a filing frenzy? This Auction area is the
launching pad for the entire merchandise division. The paperwork flows
through you to all areas of the Auction.
Do you have that extra special touch or artistic knack for display? The
warehouse area is responsible for locating the items for each board and
creatively displaying them for the camera.
Are you a mover or a shaker? Your talents can keep the Auction rolling. This
team moves merchandise carts from the warehouse to the on-air set. X marks
the spot where larger merchandise is handled and displayed.
Are you an amateur sleuth? Then Troubleshooting is where your detecting
skills can be put to good use hunting down item information for Auction
Are you fleet of foot? Get your daily exercise and help Public Television at
the same time when you volunteer as a bid runner during the LIVE Auction.
(No running required!)
Can you see dollar signs in your sleep? Well, wake up and volunteer your
talent to the Auction in the area of Bid Sorting. Apply your brain power and
finger manipulation to sorting bid slips by high bid.
Up-to-date on current affairs? Bid Posters are in the middle of the Auction
bidding action. You will be required to post (write) the current high bid on
the overhead projector for all of Central Illinois to see on air.
Are you the helping hand-type personality? This team is designed for you!
Auctioneer Aides assist auctioneers, emcees, and board sellers to achieve
the best possible atmosphere in which to sell items.
Are you a clock-watcher? This is an opportunity to refine your clock
watching skills and monitor the Auction all at the same time. Watches
How fast can you dial a telephone? This team of individuals calls the high
bidders to confirm their bid and give them instructions on how to pick up
Sold Item Processor
Have you ever dreamed of having thousands of dollars of merchandise just
handed to you? It happens every night of the Auction to our Sold Item
Processors. S.I.P.s handle all the merchandise that has been shown on the
Auction. This entails placing merchandise in the appropriate area and filing
Do you enjoy working with numbers and seeing results? Track our evening's
figures and get the totals first hand. Computer and data entry skills a
Post Auction Auction
Celebrate the work of our volunteers with this special event. Help with
food and auction.
- Pick Up 'N Pay
Are you a detailed people person? This customer service area meets and
greets our high bidders, finds and verifies their merchandise and gift
certificates, and finalizes the sale.