Get Involved

Volunteer

We’re looking for enthusiastic volunteers to help us run the Tool Library!

By volunteering for ten hours per month (2 or 3 shifts),  we offer an exchange of a free Makerspace Membership (worth $100/month) plus a free High Five Membership (worth $110 annually). Plus volunteers receive discounted workshops and access to all our events.

Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. If you are a co-op teacher with placement students or a co-op student yourself, please email us at Contact@IRBE.org.

Librarian

Tool Librarians are responsible for being onsite at one of our locations for a 5-hour shift. Librarians will check inventory in and out, add new members and be the face of the organizations for our 4,000+ members.

Shop Supervisor

Shop Supervisors (East Location Only) are in charge of our woodshop and ensure a safe environment for everyone in the space. Supervisors should have an extensive knowledge of power tools including table saws, planers and jointers and be able to run workshops on the safety and basic use of these tools.

Maintenance & Repair

Our maintenance and repair team are responsible for ensuring our tools are functioning safely before they are borrowed by our members. Tools often break and need maintenance and volunteers in this role will bring tools back to life so they can be loaned out once again..

Once you have been contacted by a Tool Library manager or completed your info session, those interested in making a volunteer commitment will have the opportunity to sign up for their first shifts.

Please note shift availability may vary as volunteer capacity changes from month to month.