Volunteer Opportunity Program
Idea Fab Labs strives to make membership accessible to everyone.
If you would like to do work-trade in lieu of part or all of your membership fees,
we may be able to accommodate you!
Our volunteer program is a great way for aspiring makers to become familiar with Idea Fab Labs and the tools & resources we have available. It provides an opportunity for in-depth learning, creative collaboration, and hands-on participation.
Volunteers are the driving force behind IFL. Volunteers accomplish a significant portion of the general duties required to run the facility. As an IFL Volunteer, you will fill many roles: host, cleaning crew, assistant, carpenter, store clerk, tour guide, etc. It will be part of your duties to have pride in the Lab and make sure it is presentable and orderly. The Lab is often a disorderly place because of the collaborative nature of shared work spaces, and it is your task, along with the other volunteers, to throw away garbage, tidy up a disorganized work zone, and generally present the lab as a clean and orderly facility. As an IFL Volunteer, you act as host and ambassador to the outside world and members alike. If someone has a question, it will be your job to help find an answer. Idea Fab Labs is a team and as a volunteer, you will be a part of that team.
How it works:
Current volunteer opportunities are available for weekly shifts of 4 hours each (flexible, depending on your schedule) in exchange for a discounted membership. Volunteers receive a Pro level membership for $30 per month, discounted from $100 per month.