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Volunteer FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions

HOW OLD DO I HAVE TO BE TO VOLUNTEER WITH THE COMMUNITY IDEA STATIONS?
You have to be at least 14 years of age to volunteer. However, minors must have their parent or guardian submit a consent form.

 

DO I HAVE TO COMPLETE A BACKGROUND CHECK TO BECOME A COMMUNITY IDEA STATIONS VOLUNTEER?
If you are 18 years of age, or older, you will be required to complete a background check.  We appreciate your cooperation with this important step in the volunteer screening process. The background check ensures the protection of you, your fellow volunteers, the people we serve and the trust you have put in us.

 

CAN YOU TELL ME HOW TO GET, HOW TO GET TO SESAME STREET?
Our television and radio studios and offices are located at 23 Sesame Street, Richmond, VA 23235. We are located off of Robious Road, near the intersection of Robious and Huguenot Road. Click here for directions.

Not all volunteer opportunities will happen at our studios. We also participate in many events out in the community. We always provide information relevant to each event to our volunteers.

 

CAN I STILL VOLUNTEER FOR TELEVISED PLEDGE DRIVES? I LOVE DOING THAT!
Unfortunately, no. We no longer do televised pledge drives. We know you love them and are sorry that you miss them. But, there are plenty of other fun and engaging opportunities with Your Community Idea Stations to consider!

 

HOW DO I BECOME A VOLUNTEER?
Please follow this link to submit an application. Once the application is reviewed and approved, we will ask you to complete a background check, for your safety and the safety of all those we serve. Upon completion of the background check, you will be added to our Volunteer Email Distribution list, if all is satisfactory. You will then receive monthly emails outlining the upcoming volunteer opportunities. Choose those opportunities you would like to participate in and sign up!

 

CAN I VOLUNTEER WITH A GROUP?
If you are a representative of a group or business that would like to volunteer, please contact Brynn Markham, our Volunteer Manager, at (804) 560.8267 or volunteer@ideastations.org. We will be happy to speak with you about partnering with your group, to the best interest of all involved.

 

CAN I FULFILL A COMMUNITY SERVICE REQUIREMENT BY VOLUNTEERING WITH THE COMMUNITY IDEA STATIONS?
Of course you can! We are happy to fill out any paperwork necessary that you provide, to show proof of your volunteer service with us. Once your volunteer application and background check is approved, we would love to work with you.

 

HOW DO I BECOME A VOLUNTEER?
Please follow this link to submit an application.

 

STILL HAVE A QUESTION?
Please contact our Volunteer Manager, Brynn Markham, at (804) 560.8267 or volunteer@ideastations.org.


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