Opportunity Details

Environment, Civic & Community

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Community Tool Librarian (age 18+) Referral

The Tool Library is run by wonderful volunteers and would not exist without the help of people like you! It's very easy to help out, and there will always be another friendly volunteer there with you. It's a great way to meet your neighbors and maybe learn a little bit about tools and gardening too!

With the current circumstances, we are focusing our efforts heavily on food-growing supplies and tools, to promote self-sufficiency and food security in our communities.

Tool Librarian Volunteers will receive training on tool library operations and safety procedures (quarantining all incoming tools, sanitization) to minimize the spread of COVID.

Tasks can include:
- helping members check tools in and out
- signing up new members
- answering the phone and emails
- organizing seed library and tools
- find the right tools for members, answering any questions
- opening and closing the tool library
- taking in donations
- orienting people to the space and safety protocols
- sanitizing tools

Shifts - Saturdays, 9:45am-11:30am, 11:30am-1:15pm (sign up for one or both); Wednesdays, 5:45pm-8:15pm

Tool Doctor - this shift is devoted to tool repair during regular open hours. 

Some folks sign up for just 1 shift on occasion, others sign up for 1-2 shifts a month. This greatly helps to share the work and keep the tool library open. No knowledge of tools necessary, just a willingness to show up and help!

Questions? Email our Tool Library Coordinator at kristin@greenlents.org, or visit bit.ly/toollibrarysignup to sign up now.

Opportunity Requirements:

  • Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older to participate in this opportunity.

  • Volunteers are asked to commit to at least 3 shifts per year. 

Click on "Express Interest" below if you are interested in helping out!

**This is a Referral Opportunity, which means it is run directly by one of our nonprofit partners. Once you express interest, someone from the partner organization should follow up with you shortly to discuss confirming you as a volunteer for this opportunity.

**Please note, your hours may not be recorded in your Hands On Greater Portland account since this is a partner-managed opportunity.


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Volunteers needed through 12/31/2021

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