VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR TRIVIA WEEKEND
KVSC 88.1FM is seeking volunteers for the radio station’s 41st annual Trivia Weekend. Trivia Weekend is a staple in central Minnesota and consists of 50 consecutive hours of trivia questions asked over the air to nearly 50 teams competing throughout Minnesota and the country/world via webstreaming. The contest begins at 5 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 14 and continues through 7 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 16.
Volunteers are needed throughout the weekend to help answer than 30 trivia phone hotlines!
The first shift is from 4:30-9 p.m. on Friday, then they shifts run in generally 3-hour blocks.
Friday 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Saturday 12-3 a.m.
Saturday 3-6 a.m.
Saturday 6-9 a.m.
Saturday 9 a.m.-Noon
Saturday Noon-3 p.m.
Continuing in 3-hour blocks through Sunday 7 p.m.
*Note: On Sunday the last two shifts are 3-5 p.m. and 5-7 p.m.
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 three hour shifts as trivia teams call in with their answers. The most needed hours are overnight and early morning. No matter when you choose to volunteer, you can expect to have plenty of delicious food to keep your energy up as more than 40 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.
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 6 to 9 a.m., 9 to noon, noon to 3 p.m., 3 -6pm, 6-9 pm, midnight to 3 a.m etc. are common shifts. Remember, the contest runs 24 hours for 50 consecutive hours.
*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 more than 40 fantastic restaurants and businesses catering food and beverages for Trivia Weekend–we do our best to keep you fat and 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. 14 and 7:00 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16. We hope you can attend the awards ceremony 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.
Most volunteers work the trivia hotlines, which is literally the nerve center of Trivia Weekend. Training is minimal and provided on-site. The shifts are offered in three-hour increments, and nocturnal volunteers are in high demand.
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.