The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
WGBH informs, inspires and entertains millions through WGBH 2, WGBH 44 and WGBH 89.7 in Boston; WCAI 90.1 and WNAN 91.1, serving Cape Cod and the Islands; WGBY 57 in Springfield; and wgbh.org. WGBH is the leading producer of PBS prime-time programs a... Read more
WGBH informs, inspires and entertains millions through WGBH 2, WGBH 44 and WGBH 89.7 in Boston; WCAI 90.1 and WNAN 91.1, serving Cape Cod and the Islands; WGBY 57 in Springfield; and wgbh.org. WGBH is the leading producer of PBS prime-time programs and Web content, a major producer for public radio, and a pioneer in educational multimedia and in technologies and services that make media accessible to people with disabilities.
WGBH productions are seen and heard across the United States and Canada. In fact, we produce more of the PBS prime-time and Web lineup than any other station. Home video and podcasts, teaching tools for schools and home-schooling, services for people with hearing or vision impairments...we're always looking for new ways to serve the community!
RE: FIX IT machine-generated transcript game opportunity. Very flexible. You can log in whenever you like and do as little or as much as you want. Clear format requirements accessible while you're "playing." Sometimes, there are errors in sections that aren't part of the game, which is frustrating. I've been "playing" a few months now, but I'm not sure how much of an impact we're making, as the game still shows 0 transcripts fixed. Still, a worthy cause.
Sorry, I'm not qualified to answer as I haven't worked with this organization, yet! BUT, I can & will say that I love!! WGBH & I believe that working with or for these guys, must be an interesting (at least) and likely rewarding experience!! I will come back to this review when I've been wizened by my own volunteer experience at WGBH!!
Volunteering with WGBH was just fantastic.
I volunteered as a Costume Character and the work was exactly as advertised (and wonderfully rewarding). The organizers kept plenty of bottled water around so we were never without hydration, which is always important. Preparation materials were sent out in advance and the schedule was properly adhered to. All in all, just a really wonderful job, and I would look forward to volunteering with WGBH again.