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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

Courriel: volunteer@ottawatoollibrary.com
web: http://www.ottawatoollibrary.com

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Autochtones (Première nation, Métis, Inuit); Minorités visibles ou Nouveaux Canadiens; Défavorisés; LGBTTQ; Hommes; Personnes avec handicaps ou conditions médicales; Aînés; Femmes; Jeunes (19-24 ans)

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.

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Les possibilités de bénévolat

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!
Endroit : 877A Boyd Ave, Ottawa ON, K2A 2E2
Date limite pour postuler: 6 déc 2021
The Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) is a non-profit tool lending library in Ottawa located near Carling Ave and the 417. We offer four categories of tools: hand tools, power tools, lawn and garden tools, and kitchen tools. Additionally, we will soon offer a supervised and fully-equipped WorkSpace where members who have completed mandatory safety training can rent bench time to work on projects. We are entirely volunteer-driven, and are always looking for community-minded individuals to lend their talents, time, and energy to the cause.

Tool Ninjas (time commitment 4-8 hours a month) are needed to be on hand when our Library is open. In the Library, our Tool Ninjas advise members in choosing the right tools for the job, as well as in their proper and safe use.

Successful Tool Ninjas will have the following qualifications:

* Be friendly, outgoing, and comfortable in engaging with our enthusiastic members;
* Be open and accepting of cultural and individual diversity, in both our membership and our volunteers.
* Be comfortable in advising members on their projects – tools, materials, and techniques – and in admitting lack of knowledge if necessary.

If you'd like to contribute your time and expertise to the fastest growing constructive community in Ottawa, please let us know!
Endroit : 877A Boyd Ave, Ottawa ON K2A 2E2
Date limite pour postuler: 6 déc 2021
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!
Endroit : 877A Boyd Ave, Ottawa ON K2A 2E2
Date limite pour postuler: 6 déc 2021
The workshop coordinator is responsible for organizing workshops at the Ottawa Tool Library around subjects like home renovations, woodworking, and any other tool-use project. Examples of past workshops include: Intro to Power Tools, Drywall Repair and Painting, Learn How to Use Your Sewing Machine, Sustainable Floral Design, and more. Some of our workshops take place regularly (i.e., monthly, bi-annually, etc.), while others are organized based on demand.
As the coordinator, you would identify workshop subjects that are of interest to our community, recruit eligible instructors and assist the instructors in any logistical organization for the workshop. Logistics include but are not limited to finding a suitable date and time to offer the workshop, listing the event on Facebook and Eventbrite, and being on hand for the workshop and any prep time that the instructor would need to organize materials.
We’re looking for someone with volunteer coordination experience, a love for sharing skills, a marketing hat, and a desire to contribute to making this a better world.
You would also be part of our Core Team (a fantastic group of people with a vast array of skills) and attend monthly Core Team meetings.
This position requires emailing and phone calls, such as when recruiting volunteers, answering questions from the public and attendees, and organizing with the ED and Core Team members.
Ideally, you would be able to organize two workshops per month. We already have an active community, with a few regular workshop contributors and a great support network for this role. You'll learn tons and be part of a great community of folks helping others!
The time commitment for this position is approximately 20 - 25 hours per month. Please provide a cover letter with your application outlining your skills, what you bring to this role, and why you want to be part of the best volunteer team around. ;)
Endroit : 877A Boyd Ave, Ottawa ON K2A 2E2
Date limite pour postuler: 8 oct 2021
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!
Endroit : 877A Boyd Ave, Ottawa ON, K2A 2E2
Date limite pour postuler: 21 sep 2021