Mon 23 Jan 2023 to Fri 24 Feb 2023

Happy new year from PBS HQ!

We hope you're going well.   We want to say a huge thanks to all the volunteers who've kept PBS going through the summer, it's been so great to hear new announcers on the PBS airwaves.  And a warm welcome to the new volunteers who've recently signed up to receive the PBS volunteer news.  Rewinding back to the housewarming event last December - A massive thanks to everyone who volunteered to help out on the night: Claire S, Grace G, Courtney TJ, Thomas D, Kristen S, Michael K, Chris P, Jaquelin C, Juan C, Thomas D, Ayda A, Catherine G, Alannah S, Adele S, Melanie J, Julie E, and Keiron M.  They all helped facilitate such fun and safe good times, accompanied by celebrated local acts from the likes of Bumpy, Bart Willoughby, Selwyn Burns and Tjimba Possum Burns) and Cash Savage and the Last Drinks. 

It’s truly an exciting time here at PBS, and maybe those times will involve you!  
 
Please read on to see the most up-to-date listing of volunteer vacancies at PBS

DRIVE LIVE - LINE UP ANNOUNCED! ARTWORK BY SHELBY DE FAZIO

 

Drive Live Volunteers

Drive Live is an event where we celebrate the amazing music scene in this city. We put the spotlight on the local artists, invite a live audience and celebrate as we broadcast live performances on air for one working week in February. This year we're doing this from Music Market at Collingwood Yards and we're looking for volunteers to help roll out this music community event.
 
Seeking volunteers in the following roles:
Bar, Door, Runners, Merch, Reception and Bump Out Crew
 
Interested? Please read on to find out more info on the roles:
 

Drive Live: Bar * RSA required

Volunteering in a team of two, be that friendly face and sell drinks to the patrons during PBS Drive Live. This role is for volunteers with an RSA. If you'd like to see the position description for more information, please email 

Days:  Monday to Friday 
Dates February 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24
Times: 4:40 pm-7:30 pm  
Location: Music Market 2/35 Johnston Street, Collingwood Yards
 

Drive Live: Door

Volunteering in a team of two, be that friendly face on the door during PBS Drive Live. The role entails crossing off names on the printed door list and allowing entry to PBS members and other patrons. Dispense a drink coupon to the PBS members aged 18+ who have RSVP’d.   If you'd like to see the position description for more information, please email 

Days:  Monday to Friday 
Dates February 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24
Times: 4:40 pm-7:30 pm  
Location:   Music Market 2/35 Johnston Street, Collingwood Yards

Drive Live: Runner

Volunteering in a team of two, support the bar and the event by helping the event move along during PBS Drive Live.   If you'd like to see the position description for more information, please email 

Days:  Monday to Friday 
Dates February 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24
Times: 4:40 pm-7:30 pm  
Location:   Music Market 2/35 Johnston Street, Collingwood Yards

Drive Live: Merch

Volunteering solo or in pairs on the merch desk, the role involves selling PBS and artist merch at the Drive Live event.  If you'd like to see the position description for more information, please email 

Days:  Monday to Friday 
Dates February 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24
Times: 4:40 pm-7:30 pm  
Location:  Music Market 2/35 Johnston Street, Collingwood Yards

Drive Live: Front Desk at PBS

Based at the PBS Reception desk in our studios, this role involves sitting at the PBS Reception for the duration of the Drive Live event, providing access to the studios for PBS volunteers, and Drive Live musicians,  answering calls, and re-directing lost guests to Music Market. The person volunteering in this role should be comfortable with knowing the party is happening only metres away, but are happy to hold the fort and provide support for volunteers and staff during PBS Drive Live event. If FOMO is not an issue for you, and would like to help,  please email  for more info. 
 
Days:  Monday to Friday 
Dates February 20, 21, 22, 23 and 24
Times: 4:40 pm-7:40 pm  
Location:  PBS 1/35 Johnston Street, Collingwood Yard

Drive Live: Volunteer Bump Out Crew 

Once Drive Live is done and dusted, we're seeking 2-3 helping hands to help us bump out. We will have trolleys, dollys, and lifts.  As bumping out involves moving musical equipment from level one to the basement, we are seeking people who are physically fit, and accustomed to manual physical work and heavy lifting in a safe manner. If you'd like to express your interest, as bump out crew, please email   and she'll provide a position description shortly. 
 
Day: Friday 
Date: February 24
Times: 6:45 pm-9:00 pm
Location:  PBS 1 and 2 35 Johnston Street, Collingwood Yards
 

Other Volunteer Vacancies:

Remote Volunteering: Listen + List

We are seeking two volunteers to listen back to a full PBS program from December and list the artist, and track - in the order played from the broadcast. Once done, the job is to send the full list back to us. If you have a computer, internet access, and Google sheet or Excel access, and time,  this can be done remotely. If you'd like to help, please email 

Days:  You choose
Dates To be completed and returned to PBS by Jan 30
Duration: It could take 2-3.5 hours 
Location:  Your place

Monday Afternoon Receptionist

PBS is seeking a volunteer receptionist, able to commit to a weekly Monday afternoon shift from 2pm - 6pm. A Reception role is a regular slot (a weekly 4 hour shift), and we ask for a minimum 6 month commitment (because there's surprisingly a lot learn-and that takes time). The role includes communicating with all that make contact with PBS  (for the shift duration) face to face, phone and via email. If you've got great people skills,  admin skills, familiarity with using databases, and are friendly and welcoming this could be a great volunteer role for you.   If you've been looking for a chance to get involved and be part of PBS, to meet new people, volunteer in an environment immersed in music, help out PBS and have available time, please check the position description. If you'd like to apply please include the following: Who you are and why you'd like to apply for the volunteer reception role; what can you offer PBS?; what can PBS offer you? and why you'd make a great fit. Applications can be sent to 

Day: Mondays
Duration: 2pm-6pm

Location:  PBS B1   35 Johnston Street, Collingwood Yards

Salute to PBS Volunteer Kev Lobotomi

Lobotomizer Poster - Shock Treatment farewell 2023
ARTWORK BY KALLINDY WILLIAMS 

Lobotomizer: The Last Laugh

Back in December 28, PBS farewelled long-term PBS announcer Kev Lobotomi and his program Shock Treatment. On February 10, Kev Lobotomi is having a farewell bash LIVE and IN PERSON. Join in at The Gaso on Friday February 10 for Lobotomizer: The Last Laugh - a farewell and thank you show for Kev Lobotomi and his program Shock Treatment. The gig features sets from oz punk rock stalwarts X, garage rock 'n' roll legends Grindhouse,  Shock Treatment theme-song creators Strawberry Fist Cake, the inimitable Penny Ikinger in solo mode, and an early slot from pub-punks The FckUps. Presales $15 + booking fee from the venue soon, or $20 on the door. Come for a beer and help send Kev off in style with some of the best punk bands in town.