Get Involved and Have Fun
If you like volunteering, Public Television and meeting people– you'll love being a WQPT/PBS Ambassador.
Going into our ninth year, the WQPT/PBS Ambassador program is an opportunity for college students to represent public television at a variety of events throughout eastern Iowa and western Illinois.
Our Ambassador program is an opportunity for regional college students get professional experience by representing WQPT. Its a fun and rewarding experience. Ambassadors are a more highly trained extension of the WQPT volunteer force representing the station at fairs, community and fundraising events and on television.
View all of our volunteering opportunities or contact us to learn more.
WQPT Wins 2013 Grassroots Advocacy Award
WQPT received the Grassroots Advocacy Award for 2013 from the National Friends of Public Broadcasting (NFPB) for our WQPT/PBS Ambassador program. A part of the mission of NFPB is to showcase outstanding public broadcasting volunteers, volunteer-led programs, and volunteer program managers from across the nation. Read more
"WQPT understands the importance of being active in the community and that it can be difficult to do so with a very small staff. WQPT relies on Student Ambassadors to represent WQPT in its community to build reading, science and math skills through WQPT programming. The Student Ambassadors bring the best resources from PBS Kids to the Quad City region through workshops, school visits, library activities and special events. These resources provide support for parents, teachers and caregivers who touch the lives of children and strengthen the community's future."
Students Just Like You
Most WQPT/PBS Ambassadors have been students from these regional colleges and universities: Augustana College, Black Hawk College, Illinois College, Illinois State University, Kaplan University, Northern Illinois University, Scott Community College, St. Ambrose University, University of Iowa and Western Illinois University.
2012–2013 WQPT/PBS Ambassadors
2011–2012 WQPT/PBS Ambassadors
2010–2011 WQPT/PBS Ambassadors
2009–2010 WQPT/PBS Ambassadors
How to Apply
The application deadline was Friday, April 26, 2013. The information below is provided for reference only. To apply simply download and complete the online application below. Once completed submit your application to Bea Brasel via e-mail to email@example.com, mail to WQPT Ambassadors, 3561 60th Street
Moline, Illinois 61265.
Download the 2013 WQPT/PBS Ambassador Application
If you have questions or need more information use our online contact form
or call Bea Brasel at 309/764-2400, ext. 65031 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.