As a volunteer at Glenwood Branch’s Maker Space you will engage and support visitorsas they create, build, design and bring their ideas to life!
Who you are
- You are an avid hobbyist
- You love to tinker and work with your hands
- You are creative and a teacher at heart.
- You love meeting and inspiring people
- You are a quick learner and comfortable with technology
A volunteer opportunity you will love
- You welcome customers to this new space and encourage them to explore the various elements of the Maker Space.
- You are available to share your expertise on how to use the equipment in the Maker Space, so customers’ ideas become a reality.
- You make suggestions on what equipment to use to help customers achieve their goals.
- The Maker Space is an inviting place, as you keep it neat and tidy and fill supplies as needed.
- You are an extra pair of hands during Maker Space classes for adults and children
- You love creating and working with your hands.
- You are a problem solver and can see the big picture and know how to get there.
- Tech Savy quickly learn new software and programs.
- You provide extraordinary customer service for a diverse customer base and enjoy it.
- A workable knowledge of each different element of the Maker Space, such as laser cutter, 3D printer, large format printer, digital memory station, and recording studio is a plus.
- In addition, any experience with Cricut or Silhouette cutting machines, Adobe Creative Suite, 3D modeling programs, LogicPro, Arduinos, or Lego Mindstorms would also be desirable and would work well in the space.
- Adults ages 18 yrs. old or older are welcome to apply.
- You can work independently with little supervision
Training & Support Provided
Library volunteer orientation. Training on individual elements of creation station will be provided if volunteers don’t have knowledge of all equipment.
5-6 hours per month + initial volunteer training & training time if necessary
Length of Commitment
Minimum 6 months
Benefits of Volunteering
Training with various craft equipment & tools. Using skills to encourage creativity. Encouraging others to learn new skills or expand current ones. Meeting others with similar interests.