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 877A Boyd Ave in Westboro. We offer access to 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.
Since 2019, we also have a WorkSpace where people can work on their projects in a fully stocked woodshop.
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.
The OTL is looking to grow our team of talented staff at the library who manage our Webstore during our hours of operation (Tuesday to Sat). Webstore support volunteers are needed to be on hand when the library is open to assist members with donations and picking up Webstore purchases. Webstore support volunteers will receive and sort donations, research, price, tag, photograph, and upload items to be sold on the Webstore. Once trained, Webstore support volunteers will work independently under the guidance of the Webstore Team Lead. Some tasks may be able to be completed from home. If you'd like to join our library staff, please let us know!
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!