How to Help
There are lots of ways to help, here are a few: jump in on one of our current projects to improve the space for everyone, teach a class, help out with "behind the scenes" administration, donate money or supplies.
If every member volunteered just 4-6 hours per month, our space would be even more awesome than it is now!
- Ongoing procedure development
- Install & level bed
- Set up computer
- Set up dust collection system
- Set up date tagging system & display area for items members are free to take
- Dispose of unusable items and excess "hackable bits"
- Organize items to be kept
Other Ways to Help
- Pitch in on routine upkeep tasks: clean up after yourself, clear off tables, throw away trash, refill TP / paper towels, put tools away, clean bathrooms, restock fridge beverages, sweep floors, take garbage out to dumpster, ...
- Teach a class (contact Bill Shaw)
- Volunteer for our Making The Future program (contact Bill Shaw)
- Help fundraise. Ever wrote a grant application before? (contact Tracey Birch)
- Update this wiki with information useful to our members - see the Style Guides for example pages - copy & paste from the edit box to save yourself some typing! (contact Alex Wingeier for a wiki account)
Cash is nice but we're happy to get donations of materials, especially for our Kids' Open Make projects, such as:
- White glue
- Wooden craft ("popsicle") sticks
- Arts & Crafts kits (if pieces are missing, PLEASE let us know!)
- Polymer clay
- Yarn and embroidery floss
- Felt and fabric remnants
- Card stock, drawing/watercolor paper, scrapbooking paper
- Rubber bands, paper clips, binder clips, paper fasteners
- Batteries (9-volt, AA, and coin cell / 2032)
- Electronic components: LEDs, resistors, switches & buttons, wire
- Paint smocks / shirts (or other cover-ups, for messy projects)
- Hot glue guns and sticks