Volunteers are the heart of the Variety Telethon.  We offer “behind the scenes” volunteer opportunities the weekend of our broadcast. Shifts are available throughout Telethon weekend unless otherwise noted. Volunteers must be at least 16 years old; volunteers who are 14-15 are able to volunteer when accompanied by an adult. Please revisit this page when volunteer opportunities below become available.

Go-To Team

The Go-To Team welcome VIPs, cast, volunteers and the general public to Telethon. They also provide helpful directions, information and assist with Variety's Selfie Station. Three people are needed per shift, so this is a great opportunity to sign up with friends.

Seat Fillers

Seat fillers are needed a various times throughout the day to fill empty seats on air. Responsibilities include answering the phones, taking pledges and waving at the camera. On-air shifts are an hour each, so you may have some downtime if a seat filler is not needed during a certain hour. This is a great silver cord opportunity.

Be The Mascot

Be the Mascot - wear Stanly J. Heart. Make children smile by dancing, waving, high fiving and giving hugs. Some of which will be on live tv!

Transportation Drivers

Drivers will operate shuttle vehicles driving cast and production staff between the Marriott Hotel and the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. Additional responsibilities include picking up cast members from the airport, taking them to interviews and dinners and running other errands on behalf of the production team. Drivers must be 25 with a valid drivers license and a good driving record. Vehicles are provided. For more information, please email Mitch or call 285-4567.

Transportation Desk

The transportation desks are located at the Marriott downtown and the Community Choice Credit Union Convention Center. Desk volunteers communicate with drivers via walkie-talkies, answer questions and assist the cast in coordinating shuttle rides. Volunteers must be at least 17 years old to help. For more information, please email Mitch or call 285-4567.

If you are interested in learning more about these volunteer opportunities, please email the Variety office or call 515.243.4660.