Get involved as a Shop Volunteer
Shop volunteers work at the VTL during open hours and are responsible for signing up members, loaning out tools, performing tool maintenance checks, and other shop-related activities. Prior experience and knowledge with tools is not required. We have a volunteer training program that is built around a mentorship model to ensure that every volunteer has the chance to learn and grow in their position with the VTL. Shop volunteers work a minimum of one shift every two weeks and commit to a four-month volunteer period (one “semester”).
Our shop volunteers must become members of the tool library, which entails paying for a (fully refundable) $20 membership share.
All shop volunteers receive the following benefits:
- up to one year free tool access (annual maintenance fee is waived)
- free power tool rentals
- one free workshop per “semester” (four month period) volunteered
We are always looking for shop volunteers! If you want to try an orientation shift, or just find out a bit more about what it’s like to volunteer at the shop, get in touch with VTL general manager Laine (email@example.com) to chat! Laine fields all questions about the volunteer program.