ShawTV Volunteer Opportunities
Something For Everyone
Shaw offers many volunteer opportunities in studio, mobile and on location (EFP) productions. Our volunteer program is designed to provide each participant with a progressive range of current production experiences. There are a variety of positions available including producing, directing, camera, floor-director, teleprompter operator, production assistant, video tape operator or graphics operator. Whether you are pursuing a career in television or looking for a challenging extracurricular activity or hobby, community television volunteering has something for everyone.
Volunteer Application Form
Community Access Programming
Local Television Content
We are pleased to accept completed shows and new show ideas. Review our information guide which will assist you in submitting your program proposal and remember, Shaw is available to assist with the production if required. The community channel is a free service provided by Shaw. We do not purchase television programming. There is no charge to you to produce any local television or televise your event. Sponsorship revenues may be used to offset the cost of producing or televising your proposal or event. The community channel is focused on Winnipeg's people, issues, arts and entertainment. Programming should reflect local viewpoints, activities and diverse voices that are not being heard.
Access Programming Details Form
Idea Submission Form
Video Submission Specs
Shaw TV Training Videos
Learn how we do what we do
We love what we do and we love working in the television broadcasting field. We want to give back to our community and pass on the skills we have to you. All our training videos will be posted here for you to use. We hope that you use these skills to produce great community programming that we can feature on Shaw TV or here on our Shaw TV website.
View our training videos...
Editing Workshop with John McClure
Thursday, November 7th
This workshop is targeted at volunteers and producers who have little experiencing in editing or those who would like a reminder on some of the basic tools available through Final Cut Pro.
Social Media Workshop with Rebecca Horan and Janessa Writh
Thursday, November 14th
Social media is one of the easiest and best ways to interact with your viewers. In this workshop, Rebecca and Janessa will take you through the Top Three social media channels that are the most effective for promoting an Access Production: Twitter, Facebook and Youtube. You will walk away from this workshop with a better understanding of how to use social media, and why it is important to have an online presence.
Studio Production Workshop
Thursday, November 21st
In this workshop, we will go over all the key positions for a studio production from 6:00-7:00pm, and then we will put up the set of The Huddle TV Show and film several segments of the show, allowing the attendants to fill the various positions required for a full-scale studio production.
Audio Workshop with Darin Morash
Thursday, November 28th
Not quite sure where to put that lavaliere microphone while filming a streeter? Unclear about how to hold a stick mic? In this workshop, Darin will take you through best practices in mic placement and checking audio levels while shooting on-location and in studio.
Current Volunteer Opportunities
Chick (studio production):
Need 2 shooters (studio camera), a
floor director and someone to run the audio. These are in-studio positions.
Independent Chick records on
Tuesdays starting at 1:00pm, with a 12pm crew call.
Looking for an editor. Edit times can be flexible, the show airs on
The Huddle (studio production):
Looking for someone to run the audio during studio productions.
The Huddle records on Wednesdays starting at 11:30am, with an 11am crew call.
City Circus (studio production):
Need 1 shooter (P2 camera – studio
position) and an editor.
City Circus records on Thursdays
starting at 2:00pm with a 1:00pm crew call. Edit times can be flexible, the
show airs on Tuesdays.