Volunteering at he Great TV Auction is fun, challenging, eventful, a great way to network, rewarding and a terrific way to make new friends. Below you will find a description of the various areas open for volunteers. If you are interested in volunteering at The Great TV Auction, please contact Pam Behling at behlingp@matc.edu or call (414) 297-8009.  

Telephones

Phone bank operators take incoming calls and bids from viewers during The Great TV Auction. They complete the bid form online and submit it so the bids can be tabulated electronically in the PIT area. Phone bank training is provided during each shift.
For more information contact Volunteer Services at 414-297-8009.
New Shift times: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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PIT Area

The PITS have a variety of responsibilities including, proof reading the information for the electronic boards,  board managers, board organizers, managing online and proxy bidding and much more.
For more information contact Volunteer Services at 414-297-8009.
New Shift times: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Sign up for Phone Bank and then request the Pit Area in Special Needs section…
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Commissary

Do you like working with food? Well if so, commissary is the place for you. Volunteers pick up foCommissaryod donations, prepare and serve food, dishes and kitchen clean-up along with the commissary eating area and trash removal to the outside dumpsters. Late night volunteers secure the commissary and finish last minute clean-up. Snacks in the evening are now part of the Late Night Café.
New Shift times: 11:00 am – 4:00 pm or 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

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Confirmation Phones

The confirmation area of the Auction is where as volunteers you contact our winning bidders, verifying addresses, items and informing them of shipping options. This area has regular telephones with some computer skills required.

Shift times: 9:30 am – 2:00 pm, 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm or 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.

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Casting Director (TV Puller)

The Casting Director moves throughout all areas of the auction asking individual volunteers to be table captains during the live TV auction.

New Shift times: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Sign up for Table Staging and then request Casting Director in Special Needs section…
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Table Staging

Volunteers setup the displays of merchandise to be shown on-air during the Auction, then re-package the merchandise and take it back to the warehouse where it is stored for the winning bidder. Training for table staging is traditionally scheduled during the week prior to the Auction. Your confirmations will alert you to the training dates and times.

New Shift times: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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Pick Up & PayPick Up & Pay

This is where the public or viewers come into the Auction site to pick up their items and pay for them. Volunteers greet patrons, collect information, run to the warehouse to find items, serve as cashiers and finally deliver the items to the customers. Training is required and a schedule will be made available to you during your confirmation for this area. Volunteers are NEEDED through the week after the Auction ends (May 12th).

Shift times: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm, 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm. ( Sundays only are 10:30 am – 6:00 pm )

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Outlet Shop

Volunteers greet patrons, serve as cashiers and work to stock items in this store like atmosphere.
Volunteers are needed through May 12th in this area.

Shift Times: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm, 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm ( Sundays only are 10:30 am – 6:00 pm )

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Shipping

Do you love boxing and packaging items? Shipping volunteers ship out merchandise that bidders have asked us to mail out. A keen attention to detail, packaging skills and good organization are the requirements for this area.

Shift times: 10:30 am – 4:00 pm, 3:30 pm – 8:00 pm. ( Sundays only are 10:30 am – 6:00 pm )

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Customer Service Phones

The volunteers in this area, answer questions prior to, during and after the auction; ranging from how to donate, when items will be on the air and to assist in shipping. This area begins working April 1st through May 8th.

April 3rd – April 27th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
April 28th 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
April 29th – May 6th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm, 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
May 7th – May 10th 9:00 am – 1:00 pm, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

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Warehouse

Volunteers locate items from the various warehouse areas including general merchandise and multiples.  Note: Art is located by art volunteers. During Auction week these volunteers pull items to be presented on-air by board from their various warehouse locations including, general multiple and art, delivering the scheduled boards to the Table Staging volunteers. Once presented, the items are returned from Table Staging and must be re-shelved in assigned locations by warehouse volunteers.

New Shift times: 2:00 pm – 7:00 pm, 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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Data EntryCopywriters

Copywriters write the descriptions of items that are then read on air live during the auction. Copywriters use their talent and wit to emphasize the most desirable aspects of a donated item. Computer and keyboard skills are required.

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Donation Acquisition

Donation acquisition volunteers help bring in the donations that are then sold on-air. Acquisition volunteers make phone calls to donors, pick up donations, fill out donor forms, explain the auction to potential new donors and occasionally meet with existing donors in person. This position is needed all year long, contact Jerry at 414-297-7036 and let him know when you can help.