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Virtual Open Hours - Live Now

Join us for Virtual Open Hours every Wednesday from 5 – 7 pm! Our Staff, Board Members, and Volunteers will be available to answer any membership questions and help you find tools or make a reservation. You do not need to be present for these sessions to reserve tools, however, we do recommend new members introduce themselves.

We rely on community volunteers to keep us going, and there are many ways you can help out your local tool library!

Take a look at the different volunteer role descriptions to see what makes the best use of your abilities, fits your schedule and will help you gain new skills. Most of our volunteer roles do not require any tool knowledge.

Volunteer perks include a free one-year membership and early access to tools.


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Current Volunteer Opportunities

During tool lending hours, volunteers are responsible for building tool reservation orders, checking tools in and out, inspecting and reshelving tools, writing maintenance tickets, and general customer service including phone support to the public and members alike.

Suggested skills for this position include:

Volunteers spend time sorting through donations, testing out tools and cataloging tools into the MyTurn inventory database. Performing safety checks on power tools may require tool research or some tool knowledge.

This role offers greater flexibility in time commitment and scheduling on an as needed basis following tool donations.

Suggested skills for this position are:

Volunteers in this area play an instrumental role in keeping the tool inventory up and running for members. Tasks include simple and complex electric tool repairs and preventative maintenance.

This role offers greater flexibility in time commitment and scheduling on an as-needed basis for tools needing repair.

Suggested skills for this position are:

Join us at Fix-it Nights as a Fixer

Your community needs your skills and passion! We are seeking skilled fixers, sewers, student apprentices…anyone who likes to tinker… to repair items at our weekly Fix-it Nights. If you like figuring out how things work and taking things apart, come have fun with us! We are a group that likes to collaborate, learn things together and mentor those who have an interest.
 
We need fixers with expertise in repairing small appliances, electrical items such as lamps and vacuums, furniture, clothing and textiles for mending, electronics, computers, jewelry and eyeglasses, toys and tools.
 

Fixers can bring their own equipment and tools. We will provide small supplies and some tools. Fixers are volunteers who are not expected to have answers for every fix.

This role occurs during Fix-it Nights which are Thursday 4pm – 5:30pm. Fixers should arrive 15 minutes early and should expect to stay 15 minutes after closing.

Suggested skills for this position are:

Join us at Fix-it Nights as a Greeter

Volunteers welcome community members into the tool library, answering any general questions about Fix-it Nights, determine if the broken item is viable for a fix, help with sign-in and help with setup and breakdown.

This role occurs during Fix-it Nights which are Thursday 4pm – 5:30pm. Greeters should expect to arrive 30 minutes early for set up and stay 30 minutes after for breakdown.

Suggested skills for this position are:

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Curbside Service Hours Staffing

During TTL’s operating hours volunteers are responsible for checking tools in and out, signing up new members, putting away tools, and explaining the Library’s mission and procedures to the public.

Tool Repair and Maintenance

Tasks include assessing the condition and safety of donated hand and power tools, as well as basic tool repair, cleaning, and maintenance.

Event Staffing

You’ll promote our organization, mission, and services at local events such as farmers’ markets and maker fairs, . Duties vary, but include speaking with the public about TTL, setting up and breaking down a table and display, signing up new members, handling cash and card payments, and teaching/moderating small activities or workshops.

Workshop Leader

A major part of TTL’s mission is providing not only tools, but the training to use them safely and effectively. If you have a skill you’d like to share, please let us know, and we’d love to make arrangements with you to teach!

Committee Member

Serving on a committee provides members with leadership training, networking opportunities, and experience in working on a variety of non-profit administrative tasks. Committees typically meet monthly, and require some work outside of those meetings.

Dreamer

Have an idea about how you could help out? Just let us know!