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Generator Volunteers

Generator is run by a very small staff and depends on 30 dedicated volunteers to keep the doors open. Volunteers who work a 3 hour shift a week will be rewarded with discounted membership of $25 a month and everyone’s sincere gratitude.

Volunteer Duties

Volunteers are essential to Generator working right. You help keep the place open, clean, safe and productive for members. Volunteer job opportunities include, but are not limited to, manning the front desk during open hours, giving tours, running orientations, sharing expertise to help members troubleshoot projects and shop/common space cleaning.


  • Organize tools in an area
  • Color code tools by area
  • Update wiki about area if necessary


  • Empty trash and recycling
  • Sweep (the place always needs sweeping!)
  • Check the kitchenette - wash dishes, wipe counter
  • Tidy things up - recycle or toss out of date ads and flyers, string too short to tie etc.
  • If you aren't certain if something is a treasure, move it to the bookshelves in the lounge area

Help Others

  • Do you have expertise or experience to share? Help others out by assisting with their projects, offering ideas or suggestions, and anything else you can think of.

New Volunteers

Are you a new volunteer and not sure where to start or what to do during your shift? New Volunteers should start here.


The following checklists should be followed when performing the named duties. You can use your mobile phone or tablet to easily check off items as they are completed. Using your mobile device, scan the QR code inside each checklist to be brought to that area of the wiki quickly and easily.

Project Backlog

Interested in helping with or owning a small project at Generator? Here we will maintain a list of things that need to get done. We would love your help!

generator_volunteers.1472586215.txt.gz · Last modified: 2016/08/30 12:43 by bethrobinson