Auction 2015


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Luann Claudin

Auction Director

(309) 495-0547


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WTVP Auction

PO Box 1347

Peoria, IL  61654-1347


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Peoria, IL  61602


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Auction 2015

April 23rd-26th 

Volunteers are the true stars of AUCTION.

From 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.


Why Volunteer?

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 corporate community.

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, 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.

Before Auction

  • Telemarketing
    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!

  • Go-Getter
    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!

  • Pre-Auction Warehouse
    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 work.

  • Publicity
    Help spread the news about the Auction Action! To be successful, we need individuals to promote the Auction to area businesses, the public and community.

  • Scriptwriter
    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.

  • Art
    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.

  • Antiques
    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.

Auction Week/Evenings

  • Registration
    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 success.

  • Inventory Control
    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.

  • Warehouse/Display
    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.

  • Merchandise Movers/X-Area
    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.

  • Troubleshooter
    Are you an amateur sleuth? Then Troubleshooting is where your detecting skills can be put to good use hunting down item information for Auction bidders.

  • Bid Runner
    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!)

  • Bid Sorter
    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.

  • Bid Poster
    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.

  • Auctioneer Aide
    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.

  • Board Closer
    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 provided!

  • Confirmation
    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 their merchandise.

  • 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 paperwork.

  • Statistics
    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 must.

  • Post Auction Auction
    Celebrate the work of our volunteers with this special event. Help with food and auction.

Auction Week/Daytime

  • 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.


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