Volunteer: Trivia Hotlines

Volunteers Needed for Trivia Weekend: In-Person and Remotely in 2022

KVSC is seeking volunteers for the radio station’s 43rd annual Trivia Weekend, which is on the air February 18-20, 2022. Trivia Weekend is a central Minnesota winter staple and we consider it a cabin fever buster! The strength of KVSC’s contest is our volunteers–who provide interactive fun for our teams who compete from Minnesota, the Midwest and globally.

The contest will run for 38 hours this year, versus the typical 50-hour competition. We’ll all get some much needed rest during the overnight hours from 2 – 8 a.m. each night.

2022 features a hybrid approach to trivia phone hotline volunteers.

We are offering both a limited amount of in-person volunteers in the phone bank on campus, and a remote hotline volunteering from the comfort of your home!

If you join us to volunteer on campus, you must be vaccinated and agree to wear a mask. Safety is our priority for everyone involved in-person. KVSC is following university requirements for events and we’re going to keep everyone safe! The phone bank stations will be separated by at least 6 feet from one another, we’re limiting the number of in-person hotline stations and food will be eaten only in hospitality areas separate of the phone hotlines.

Complete this form for Remote or At Your Home Phone Bank Sign-Up:

Here’s how you sign-up to be a remote phone bank volunteer. Our trivia tech wizards need to gather some information to assist your home set-up. Please complete this PRE-CONTEST SIGN-UP by February 4th please, this gives our training team time to get you prepped for the big weekend!

Complete this form for In-Person at SCSU Phone Bank Sign-Up:

Please complete this PRE-CONTEST SIGN-UP by February 16th please if you are coming to volunteer in-person for Trivia 2022. There are some changes all volunteers must be aware of in-advance.

The following details are for remote and in-person Phone Bank volunteers:

Review the LITerallyl Trivia Phone Hotline hours below. Based on your response to the survey (see above), we’ll be in touch to assess your needs to help you be a successful volunteer. It will be super helpful if you can complete the survey and lock-in your hours by February 4th–allowing us time to communicate tech support and shift scheduling. Thank you!

KVSC will provide the resources and training needed to be a superstar volunteer–all from the comfort and safety of your own ‘library.’ Whether in-person, or remotely, if you volunteer 12 hours or more, you qualify to receive a commemorative LITerally Trivia: A Novel Idea T-shirt.

LITerallyTrivia will be live on the air for 38 hours beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 18 and continuing through 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 20. Volunteers are needed to help answer the trivia phone hotlines, every hour!

Below are the phone shift hours with the first shift from 4:30 -9 p.m. on Friday, the rest will run generally in 3 to 4 hour blocks until Sunday.

Friday:

  • 4:30 – 9 p.m.
  • 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Midnight-2 a.m.

Saturday:

  • 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • 12 – 3 p.m.
  • 3 – 6 p.m.
  • 6 – 9 p.m.
  • 9 p.m. – 12 a.m.
  • Midnight-2 a.m.

Sunday:

PARKING LOCATIONS FOR VOLUNTEERS:

The parking policies at SCSU no longer allow visitors to park for free in any campus lot. However, you can park for free in H-lot for Trivia Weekend only, all other lots may result in a parking ticket.

H-lot is located between Ruby Cora Webster Hall (formely Building 51) and Riverview, just south of Stewart Hall. Enter campus by turning onto 8th Street off of 5th Avenue. Follow 8th Street all the way to the end, head up the slight hill at the end of 8th Street (heading east toward the Mississippi River) and you’ve found H-lot. Again, all other lots and spots will be ticketed–or you can pay as you go in timed pay lots or the 4th Avenue Ramp.

As a volunteer for Trivia Weekend, you can expect to answer the phone in 2 to 4 hour shifts as trivia teams call in with their answers. The most needed hours are late night and early morning shifts. No matter when you choose to volunteer, you can expect to have plenty of delicious food to keep your energy up as local businesses cater throughout Trivia Weekend. 

Working the trivia hotline is fun work and all volunteers are trained on-site before beginning their first shift.

Feel free to call the office during regular business hours Monday-Friday at 320-308-3066 regarding any questions on volunteering.

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NUTS AND BOLTS OF BEING A TRIVIA WEEKEND VOLUNTEER:

*Volunteers are needed from 4:30 p.m. Friday through 7 p.m. Sunday. Most shifts run in 3 hour blocks. As an example inlcudes 8 a.m. to noon, noon to 3 p.m., 3 -6pm, 6-9 pm, midnight to 2 a.m etc. are common shifts. Remember, the contest is running for 38 hours, with 2 – 8 a.m. off each overnight.

*The sign up for volunteering is posted in the KVSC offices right now, however, you can reach us in a variety of ways prior to trivia.

*No pre-training needed, we will train you when you show-up to volunteer (30 minutes prior to your first shift is preferred).

*We request volunteers are at least 12 years and older, please.

*Volunteers report to Stewart Hall rooms 117 and 119 (first floor) during trivia weekend.

*If you volunteer 15 hours or more, you receive a FREE and collectible Trivia T-shirt!

*KVSC has fantastic restaurants and businesses catering food and beverages for Trivia Weekend–we do our best to keep you happy!

FINAL WORDS:

If you enjoy hanging out with creative — and sometimes nutty — people and being wined and dined, then we could really use your help. Volunteers are needed between 4:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 18 and 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20. We hope you can attend the awards ceremony, or watch it online at 7 p.m. to be recognized for your herculean volunteer efforts! If you’re 21 and older, come and dance with us at the Red Carpet Nightclub to the music of the Shake a Hamster Band, starting around 8 p.m. This is TBD in 2022.

Ready to volunteer? Please stop by the KVSC studios to sign up! We are located in Stewart Hall room 27 in the basement, facing the Mississippi River. More information about Trivia Weekend can be found on our history page.