Volunteering at KET is a great opportunity to fulfill community service, bring awareness of your organization to the Kentucky audience, and provide a gathering for friends, family, and co-workers. During KET’s pledge drives, volunteers from various businesses, schools, community/civic organizations, churches, and college fraternities talk to donors from all over the Commonwealth and take their pledge. Without volunteers that believe in KET’s mission, great shows like Masterpiece’s Downton Abbey, NOVA, Daniel Tiger, and Jubilee would not be available. Volunteers are the heart of KET’s pledge drives and special events like our annual Summer Celebration.
Along with volunteering, local restaurants and businesses have provided meals and donated items as “in-kind,” which is a generosity that magnifies in many ways. Restaurants and businesses who donate also reach new clients, the KET volunteers have a wonderful meal at each pledge shift/event, and KET cuts overhead costs so the money can go back into programming.
Donated items from various retailers are an important part of Summer Celebration, Martinis & Mistletoe, and our annual Louisville gala. Great bobbles, trips, and gifts are available for bid. This is yet another way for KET to help businesses reach new clients and save KET funds for programming.