Fab Lab Coventry has limited funding and relies upon members of the community to work with us! We are looking for volunteers to help out with a range of tasks and activities either on a regular or ad hoc basis.

We are Recruiting for Volunteers!

Fab Lab Coventry has limited funding and relies on members of the community working with us. We are looking for volunteers who can help out with a wide range of tasks and activities.

The minimum age for volunteers is 16 and there’s no upper age limit! So if you have some time to space and are keen to help the community in Coventry of all ages and abilities to learn new skills, we want to hear from you!

Volunteer Roles

Technical Support:

Are you skilled in the use of manufacturing technologies and machinery? Have the ability to teach and support other people in their use of the machinery? Willing to mentor and help solve any problems? We need people like you to help with the day to day running and maintenance of the machinery and the supporting and running of workshops and events under guidance from the Fab Lab Technician.

 

Reception and Admin:

Do you like welcoming people? Talking to passers-by? Getting people interested in new technologies? Keeping a positive and friendly attitude? We need people like you to come and help provide general information and assistance to passers-by, Fab Lab members and users of the Fab Lab face-to-face, over the phone or by email.

 

Outreach Support:

Are you interested in getting out to the wider community? Meeting and working with new people with similar interests? Helping to promote creativity in individuals? Fab Lab Coventry is asked to attend many events out within the community. Whether it is a large event hosted at N.E.C or workshops out in the Coventry community, we want people to help promote Fab Lab Coventry and help with the setup and running of external workshops.

 

Cleaner:

Do you take pride in appearances? Like to keep things in an orderly and clean manner? We here at Fab Lab Coventry want to keep our workshop comfortable and safe for all of our volunteers, members and users.

 

Marketing and Social Media:

Have you got an eye for design? Like to be creative and innovative to attract people to events? Helping to develop online relationships to engage with communities? We need people like you to help us with developing posters and flyers for both internal and external events and keeping our social media platforms up-to-date with the upcoming events and information.

Benefits of Volunteering

Fab Lab Coventry operates on a very small budget, so unfortunately we cannot pay you. But! If you volunteer with us some of the benefits you will gain include:

  • Being a part of a new venture that supports the local community in creating, making and fixing
  • Earn “free equipment time” to use on our equipment and machines for every 5hours of volunteering time
  • Sharing your skills, experience and expertise with the local community
  • Gain work experience and an employment reference to help you in your future
  • Free tea and coffee during your “shift”

Get Involved

If you are interested in volunteering, please fill in the form below, selecting the area you are interested in, and provide us with a brief introduction to your experience/qualifications and availability.

 

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