Volunteering

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MakeICT is operated entirely by member-volunteers, so there are many ways that you can be involved with MakeICT at whatever level you're looking for.

Around the makerspace

Here's a list of tasks that need to be done around the makerspace

Shared areas / general

  • Classroom
  • Front/Co-Working Space
    • Vacuum the floor (Ongoing/Repeating)
    • Dump the trash (Ongoing/Repeating)
  • Gallery
    • Build mobile partitions
    • Install track lighting
    • Install hanger strip on short wall
  • Lounge
    • Clean bathroom (Ongoing/Repeating)

Ceramics

  • Create access policy

Electronics

  • Sort/dispose hackables (Ongoing/Repeating)
  • Label drawers, bins, tool boxes, shelves, etc
  • Create access policy

Fab Lab

Kitchen

  • Organize and label shelves

Metalshop

  • General shop cleaning
  • Organize shelves near Tormach
  • Organize metal storage

Textiles

  • Fix sewing machine table leg (might be done) (It should be done, but someone who knows what their doing should double check my job)

Woodshop

  • Make drawer boxes for under bench storage
  • Make IR sensor system for dust collector bin like Oneida Air (check with Mike H before working)
  • Need to find trash collection focal for Tuesday evenings.
  • Empty dust collector bin (Ongoing/Repeating)

Leadership committees

Some activities are easier to manage by grouping them together. We've created these volunteer groups, and anyone is invited to help out with them.

Communications Hive

  • Queen bee: Jens Torell
  • Responsible for marketing, maintaining the website, updating the calendar, and social media accounts
  • Volunteer opportunities:
    • Fix/update wiki pages that need attention
    • Create a member directory
    • Create an accurate, scaled, interactive map of the makerspace so people cand find things (like a micrometer, light switches, hot glue, trash bags, a screwdriver, fire extinguishers, etc)

Governance

  • Govna: Dominic Canare
  • The governance committee is in charge of the smooth operation of the organization by identifying leadership roles and defining policies.
  • Volunteer opportunities:

Outreach Gaggle

  • Leader: Barbara Davis
  • Gives MakeICT a presence in various community events, including art fairs, RiverFest, K12 partnerships, etc.
  • Volunteer opportunities: visit the Outreach Gaggle main page for more information.

Special Projects Brigade

  • Leader: Kip Landwehr
  • Art and Tech bus
    • An electric bus that we are converting into a mobile art gallery and educational-activity mobile
    • Contact Barb Davis to find out how you can help
  • Authentication/network file server
    • Allows makerspace members to have a network account which can be used to authenticate to any machine in the makerspace with their customized settings and access to a personal folder on a network file share.
    • Run electrical from breaker box to server rack in the classroom
    • Contact Kip Landwehr to find out how you can help
  • Video security system
    • Provides remote video monitoring of the makerspace
    • Contact Kip Landwehr to find out how you can help

Long-term volunteer positions

Besides our board of directors and Area Leads, we rely on some volunteer positions that require a little longevity. These positions are listed below, and although some of them are filled, the people performing those tasks can still use your help!

Chief security officer

  • Filled by: Matthew Pogue
  • Reports to: Makerspace Director
  • Head of the Security Team
  • Enroll NFC keys for new members and train them on the security system
  • Assign locker keys
  • Respond to alarms

Security Officers

Current officers

- David Springs [2016]
- Catherine Barba [2016]
- Audrey Barba [2016]
- Mark Satoria [2016]
  • Security Officers report to the Chief Security Officer

Position requirements

  • Must be an active member of MakeICT for 6 Months.
  • Must not have any outstanding problems with MakeICT or any of its programs.
  • Must be willing to be present at the space for a minimum of 3 hours a week and willing to donate time with helping new members receive keys.
  • Be present at a minimum of 2 public events a month (Maker Mondays count) to register keys and watch the space.
  • We are looking for new security officers. If you are interested in helping the space in this manor, contact Matthew Pogue

Safety Sultan

  • Filled by: Clark Shultz
  • Reports to Makerspace Director
  • Manage and provide oversight of safety policies, procedures, and practices for MakeICT. Responsibilities include:
    • Defining safe practices for all equipment/machinery at the MakeICT Makerspace
    • Ensuring that safety-related materials are available, maintained, and convenient. Including (but not limited to):
      • Machine information
      • Safety glasses
      • MSDS
      • Fire extinguishers
      • First aid kit
      • Ensure proper safety practices are being followed at all MakeICT events (workshops, classes, conventions, etc)
      • Serve as the point of contact for safety-related inquiries

Volunteer Ombudsperson

  • Filled by: Kez in a Fez on a Pez!
  • Identify, maintain, and recruit for volunteer opportunities within MakeICT