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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!)
  • Clean the glass in the front entrance
  • Vacuum the front entrance
  • Check the kitchenette - wash dishes, wipe counter, we have a mice problem, make sure no food is left out!
  • Tidy things up - recycle or toss out of date ads and flyers, clean up the front desk area
  • 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.

Leading Orientations

Our Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday evening volunteers lead orientation for new members.

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!

  • Log Additional Time - How much time do you give to Generator? We know it's a lot. It's useful information both internally and to let funding sources/donors know how we are using this space. So,if you are working on a project outside your regular volunteer slot, please fill out this form.
generator_volunteers.txt · Last modified: 2016/09/01 14:15 by bethrobinson