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Tool Ninja and WorkSpace Monitor with the Ottawa Tool Library

Organisme: Ottawa Tool Library

Engagement: Continu (plus d'un an)

Disponibilité: Fins de semaine; Flexible; Soirées; Journées

Langue préférée: Anglais

Nombre de postes disponibles: 5

Endroit: Ottawa - Centre

Date limite: 15 sep 2019


The Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) is a non-profit tool lending library in Ottawa located at Makerspace North in City Centre. 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 and WorkSpace are 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. In the WorkSpace, they supervise all bench activity, highlighting safety, WorkSpace etiquette, and proper tool use, as well as providing tips and techniques to the members.

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.

Ninja / WorkSpace monitors will have these additional qualifications:

* A strong understanding of and ability to enforce WorkSpace safety;
* Ability to demonstrate the proper and safe use of all WorkSpace tools;
* Ability to concurrently supervise multiple benches;

If you'd like to contribute your time and expertise to the fastest growing constructive community in Ottawa, please let us know!


Bettina Vollmerhausen

(613) 868-0178

Adresse de l'occasion de bénévolat
250 City Centre, Bay #216, Ottawa, ON K1R 1C7


Bon pour les personnes intéressées par: Mentorat; Métiers spécialisés

Vous allez travailler avec: 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); Sans domicile; Les athlètes

Comment l'organisation bénéficiera?
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 emphasis on access over ownership means more people use fewer tools  and those tools used are often diverted from basements and landfills. Our members develop and exchange skills, exercise their creativity, and build themselves a more sustainable environment and community. Our volunteers apply what they know in maintaining our space and inventory, share their knowledge through workshops and mentoring, and connect and build networks throughout Ottawa's diverse maker communities. The OTL could never achieve its aims without the support of our many generous, dedicated and talented volunteers.

Catégorie de l'organisme: Services sociaux

Bénévoles - considérations

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