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Volunteer at Chimera Arts & Maker Space. Application deadline: 7/30/19
Do you enjoy helping spark creativity and the desire to change or improve the world in people? Do people say you’re a good listener, and do others sometimes seek your advice or opinion? Can you be welcoming and inspirational but put your foot down when needed?
Chimera Arts is a volunteer-run, member-supported nonprofit that helps people make things. Whether they’re experienced artisans or strangers off the street, every day we greet people and introduce them to our workshop full of tools waiting to be learned and used. It’s our volunteers’ and instructors’ job to harness visitors’ and members’ inspirations and guide them through using the shop in a fun, safe, and considerate way.
Volunteers often pick an ongoing weekly time to come in, give tours, do various maintenance and cleaning tasks, work alongside members, and help with class marketing and member questions. They are also encouraged to learn the tools, donate at least a little bit financially, and occasionally use the shop for their own projects, so that volunteers and members are all in it together and there’s not a stark divide between one or the other.
Instructors are welcome to teach or lead free classes or classes that charge a fee. Due to the involved nature of hands-on activities, classes are coordinated on a case-by-case basis. Teaching commitments are flexible, from one-off classes or monthly meetups, to weekly or on-demand classes.
Who benefits from this volunteer work: West County adults and teens who want to learn how to make things.
Deadline for volunteers to apply: Please complete the online volunteer form by June 10. Training and orientation can be scheduled one-on-one with the Volunteer Coordinator.
Learn more about Chimera Art & Maker Space.
For more information about volunteering: Email the Volunteer Coordinator, Will Bradley, at email@example.com. Or talk with a volunteer in person during open hours.