Volunteers

Our mission is to make intelligent, exciting TV for bright, curious people all over the world. Can you help us?


 Are you interested in volunteering at Cambridge TV?

  • You may want a career in TV and film, and want some experience to get started
  • You may have some limited free time around other commitments that you’d like to spend creatively, helping to tell Cambridge stories
  • You may want training and experience in TV production skills, but are not able to attend a full-time course
  • You’re over 18!

Information about volunteering at Cambridge TV

We have regular positions open for volunteers – see the Jobs page for the current posts.

What are the terms of volunteering?

  • Volunteers agree to attend one day per week, at agreed regular hours
  • The usual requirements of punctuality and care for Cambridge TV’s standards and reputation apply
  • We offer volunteers training (one to one, small group and blended learning) in studio and location camera, sound, vision mixing, producing and editing.

What do volunteers do?

  • Social media marketing of Cambridge TV shows
  • Production assisting – help to find stories and arrange shoots
  • Crewing – operating camera and sound equipment, and assist in studio or location filming
  • Editing – helping to produce short magazine items and news stories
  • Graphics – producing static and motion graphics (e.g. infographics) for programmes

To register your interest in volunteering, please send us the following information using the Contact Form:

  • Name, age, email and phone number
  • Details of current employment or study
  • Availability (e.g. one day per week for a set period)

If you cannot commit a regular day, but would like to get involved in the channel, consider joining a CTV Community or becoming a Community Programme Maker.

Community Programme Makers

We offer support for groups who would like to create programmes, but lack all the elements to complete them, such as:

  • Universities, schools, societies & clubs with content (e.g. groups which produce music or drama, or invite great guest speakers and could attract bigger audiences or more speakers if the results were televised)
  • Independent producers with show ideas but without production resources (cameras, crew etc)
  • Non-professional camera ops, editors, presenters or journalists who would like to create specific short items for TV, or who would like to volunteer as crew when Cambridge TV films events, gigs etc in Cambridge