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Our AGM is coming up! You’re invited!

VTL 2018 AGM

Monday, May 28thgarage-sale-1
@ Cedar Cottage Neighbourhood House, 4065 Victoria Dr.

We’re inviting all of our members to come out to our Annual General Meeting on the evening of Monday, May 28th! This is your opportunity to come and get an update from the VTL Board of Directors about our past year, discuss the future of the VTL, and voice any ideas, concerns or thoughts! We’ll also be electing some new board positions. There will be snacks and refreshments!

We’re looking for a Financial Coordinator and Tool Coordinator

garage-sale-1The Vancouver Tool Library is seeking a volunteer Financial Coordinator and volunteer Tool Coordinator. These two roles are vital to VTL’s operations and require dedicated, reliable individuals to manage these profiles. If you are interested in volunteering with the VTL in either of these roles, please email
Volunteering with the Vancouver Tool Library is a super rewarding experience! By volunteering, you’re joining an amazing team of progressive, handy people who are working to make our community more sustainable and resilient through the sharing of tools and skills. Also, after volunteering for 3 months, VTL volunteers have their annual memberships waived. Get in touch with us and get involved!
Financial Coordinator
Approx. 8 hours/month
– Works with the Treasurer to oversee the finances of the Tool Library.
– Works with the General Manager and other coordinators to develop and maintain ongoing budget.
– Produces a monthly financial statement for the Board of Directors.
– Deposits cash on a monthly basis.
– Responsible for the payment of rent and bills.
– Responsible for staff paychecks.
– Bookkeeping for a small non-profit.
– Delivering financial reports to a Board of Directors.
– Experience with Xero accounting software is an asset.
Tool Coordinator
Approx. 10 hours/month
– Procures, organizes, and maintains the VTL tool collection to ensure member needs are met and exceeded.
– Works closely with General Manager to develop accurate tool purchase and repair expense budgets.
– Ensures that weekly tool maintenance checks and inventory updates are being done and repairs or replaces tools as necessary.
– Ensures inventory of consumable tool accessories (eg. saw blades).
– Develops tool information packages including a comprehensive safety plan.
– Coordinates the actions of the Tool Committee to aid in meeting the above responsibilities.
– Maintaining and repairing power tools and hand tools.
– Managing an inventory.
– Awareness of tool purchasing.

Guests from Copenhagen doing research at VTL

If you are wondering why some volunteers in the tool library these days seem to be more curious than usual, it’s Projektfoto 1because VTL from September to December has two visitors. Lea and Sophia are students of social anthropology from the University of Copenhagen and will be carrying out fieldwork in the tool library. They will be present in the shop during its opening hours and where they will function as volunteers and researchers. So whether you would just want to lend your tools as usual or have a chat about your use of the tool library with two very interested listeners, Lea and Sophia are good for both. They are interested in talking to as many volunteers and members as possible, so don’t hesitate to get in contact with them!

For interest in or questions about the project please contact:
Phone: (236) 999-5125