You’ve Taken the First Step!
PBS Kansas thrives because of volunteers like you! Everything we do, from award-winning programming to community events, is made possible through the support of PBS Kansas volunteers. There are many ways you can help PBS Kansas fulfill its mission, including answering the phone during pledge nights, helping with administrative tasks, facilitating activities in the children’s center, and working behind the scenes with the production team.
To register as a volunteer, please fill out this form and e-mail it to Laura Taylor at email@example.com. Questions? Call 316-838-3090.
Irene Crews Volunteer of the Year Award
“We have always wanted the very best programming for our children. We have always wanted the best programming for ourselves…We have never really left our original premise—the best!” Irene Crews
Irene Crews (1918-2012) became a volunteer at KPTS even before the station signed on the air for the first time in 1970. She was a staunch advocate of the station and worked tirelessly to keep it afloat during some of its leanest years.
She even went door-to-door on Main Street of her small town, collecting donations in a tin can to meet the payroll. Her tin cup is now a treasured part of the PBS Kansas Museum.
Each year, one of the PBS Kansas volunteers is chosen to receive the Irene Crews Volunteer Award for their service to the station.