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Ottawa Tool Library

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Bettina Vollmerhausen
Co-founder
Ottawa Tool Library

250 City Centre, Bay #216
Ottawa, ON
Canada K1R 1C7

E-mail: volunteer@ottawatoollibrary.com
Web: http://www.ottawatoollibrary.com

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Aboriginals (First Nation, Metis, Inuit); Visible Minorities or New Canadians; Disadvantaged; LGBTTQ; Men; People with disabilities or medical conditions; Seniors; Women; Youth (19-24 years)

The Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) is a non-profit tool lending library in Ottawa located at Makerspace North in City Centre off of Scott St.. We offer four categories of tools: hand tools, power tools, garden tools, and kitchen tools. We are a volunteer-driven organization and are always looking for community-minded individuals to share their talents, time, and energy to the cause.

As a non-profit social enterprise, the Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) relies on contributions from a range of talented individuals to fulfill its mission of providing access to tools and skills throughout the local community. Volunteers are essential to permit the OTL to lend tools to its membership at minimal cost, permitting access to a broad range of tools. Our mission is to engage and empower the community to participate in sharing resources by providing access to tools and skills for everybody.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
The OTL is looking to grow our team of talented staff at the library who manage our front desk during our hours of operation (Mon, Wed and Sat). This includes our Librarians who manage interactions with members and the public, such as loans, renewals, open/close, resolve concerns and promote the library. Tool Ninjas are needed to be on hand when the library is open to assist members with choosing the right tool(s) for their project and advising on proper tool use for the safety of our members and longevity of our tools. If you'd like to join our library staff, please let us know!
Location: 250 City Centre, Bay #216, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7
Deadline: Apr 15, 2018
Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
The OTL is a growing non-profit organization looking for someone to manage communications to our members, supporters and the broader public in Ottawa. The OTL uses traditional media like postering and news releases, through to modern platforms like email campaigns and social media (including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram). We have volunteer graphic designers, social media content creators, photographers and copywriters helping to convey our message. The right person for this role will weave those many voices, efforts, and ideas together to capture the attention and imagination of our diverse audience.

This role can be performed remotely from home or elsewhere, though would also meet and collaborate with our OTL steering committee. The ideal candidate will have experience with strategic communications, strong people skills, and great enthusiasm for the real sharing economy.
Location: 250 City Centre, Bay #216, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7
Deadline: Apr 15, 2018
Organization: Ottawa Tool Library
The OTL is a growing non-profit organization looking for someone to lead our fund development efforts. Fund development encompasses all of the ways the OTL supports its activities, from our core operations and lending tools through to our programming such as Repair Cafés and Shop Nights. This includes grants or corporate sponsorship, including in-kind donations for specific events like space or catering.

This role can be performed remotely from home or elsewhere, though would also meet and collaborate with our OTL steering committee. The ideal candidate have experience at writing grant applications, vision, business acumen, great people skills, and enthusiasm for the OTL.
Location: 250 City Centre, Bay #216, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7
Deadline: Apr 15, 2018