Volunteers Needed for ECU Night at UNC-TV

Calling all Pirates! The East Carolina Alumni Association invites you to volunteer with fellow ECU alumni and friends at ECU Night at UNC-TV on Saturday, February 27.

Volunteers will answer phones and accept donor pledges during UNC-TV’s annual “Festival” telethon. These pledges will help North Carolina’s only statewide public television station continue to provide quality, educational programming for North Carolinians. ECU Night is our night to show the state how Pirates give back! ECU is the only university that takes on a full night of the telethon each year.

UNC-TV offers life-changing television programs like Folkways, NC Now, Healthwise, A Chef’s Life, and more. The telethon will feature special live segments both entertaining and informational.

If you’re not able to come and volunteer, be sure to call in and make a donation to UNC-TV, which is licensed to the University of North Carolina system. A fellow Pirate will be the one to take your pledge!

All volunteers will receive a short orientation prior to answering phones and accepting pledges. Dress comfortable and casual in your Pirate purple and gold!

Volunteers work off-camera while UNC-TV staff and guest stars host the evening’s segments. Occasionally, the camera will show a general shot of the phone room, but will not focus on any one person. Help us fill the room with Pirates! Those who do not wish to be on TV at all can be seated at a phone station out of the camera frame.

Please plan to arrive at the studio at 6:00 p.m. and stay until 11:30 p.m. Dinner will be provided for this event.

If you’d like to volunteer, we ask that you register ahead of time so we can plan to have enough people. Click here to register.

Limited transportation will be provided for volunteers traveling from the Greenville/Pitt County area. Please indicate on the registration form if you would like to reserve a seat. For those with transportation reservations made, please meet at the Belk Building parking lot (off of Charles Blvd., across from Clark-LeClair Stadium) by 4:00 p.m. We should return to Greenville after midnight.

Please contact Shawn Moore ’91, ’98 at 252-328-5775 or mooresh@ecu.edu for more information.

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