Volunteer: Trivia Hotlines

Volunteers Needed for Trivia Weekend: In-Person and Remotely

KVSC is seeking volunteers for the radio station’s 44th annual Trivia Weekend, which is on the air February 17-19, 2023. 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 40 hours this year. We’ll all get some much needed rest during the overnight hours from 2 – 7 a.m. each night.

2023 Features a Hybrid Approach for Trivia Phone Hotline Volunteers

We are offering both 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 healthy, please change to a remote volunteer if you do not feel well before Trivia Weekend begins. Safety is our priority for everyone involved in-person. The phone bank stations will be separated by at least 6 feet from one another and food will be eaten only in hospitality areas separate of the phone hotlines.

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

Here’s how you sign-up to be either an in-person or remote phone bank volunteer. Our trivia tech wizards need to gather information to prepare for both options. Please complete this PRE-CONTEST SIGN-UP by February 10th. For remote volunteers, this gives our training team time to get you prepped for the big weekend! All volunteers will receive further instruction mid to late January.

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

Review the Trivia on Trial Phone Hotline hours below. Based on your response to the survey (see link above), we’ll 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 10th–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–here at SCSU or from the comfort and safety of your own ‘courthouse.’ Whether in-person, or remotely, if you volunteer 15 hours or more, you qualify to receive a commemorative Trivia on Trial T-shirt.

Trivia on Trial will be live on the air for 40 hours beginning at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 17 and continuing through 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19. 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. If you’re a first time in-person volunteer, welcome! Please arrive about 25-30 minutes prior to your first shift to receive on site training (first floor, Stewart Hall at SCSU). It will only take you a few minutes to find your groove when you go live!


  • 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.
  • 8 p.m. – 11 p.m.
  • 11 p.m. – 2 a.m.


  • 7 a.m. – 10 a.m.
  • 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • 1 p.m. – 4 p.m.
  • 4 p. m. – 7 p.m.
  • 7 p.m. – 10 p.m.
  • 10 p.m. – 2 a.m.



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 (formerly 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 3 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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*Volunteers are needed from 4:30 p.m. Friday through 7 p.m. Sunday.

*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!


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. 17 and 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19. We hope you can attend the awards ceremony, or watch it online at 8 p.m. to be recognized for your herculean volunteer efforts!

More information about Trivia Weekend can be found on our history page.