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Volunteer at the Asylum

Artisan’s Asylum is run by a very small paid staff and a large number of dedicated volunteers. We have dozens of people, with a wide range of skills and interests, working hard on creating a space and community to support the work we all want to do.

Some volunteer work requires a significant commitment of time and involves some membership-related compensation, and some requires very little commitment and is compensated by pizza and thanks. Some is high on the physical effort required, and some is entirely computer-based.


Cover our front desk by greeting visitors, taking phone inquires, answering emails, general customer service, and sales. We have regular application cycles throughout the year. Check back frequently for the next opportunity to apply, or email member-services[at]artisansasylum[dot]com with any questions.


Sign up for a regularly scheduled tour slot or to be on-call by filling out this form! No experience? No problem! Training will be made available.



Have shop experience? Help us by helping our members get signed off to safely and competently use tools in our fabrication shops. Start by filling out this form.



For a full list of committees and an updated list of easy helpful tasks, check out our wiki.

Here are some of our active volunteer opportunities & committees. All email is

Communications Committee (go here!) – creative projects and strategic initiatives in visual communications and marketing.
Join the mailing list by sending an email to communications-com-subscribe@
Have questions? Send a message to the Communications & Marketing Coordinator at communications@

Facilities Committee – cleaning shops, taking out garbage, building infrastructure, maintaining & repairing tools.
Join the mailing list by sending mail to facilities-com-subscribe@

Events Committee – planning, running, and promoting Artisan’s Asylum events.
Join the mailing list by sending mail to events-com-subscribe@

Fundraising Committee – helping us raise money through events, individual appeals, and corporate sponsorships
Join the mailing list by sending mail to fundraising-com-subscribe@

IT Committee – help maintain and improve the Artisan’s Asylum information technology infrastructure and tools
Join the mailing list by sending mail to it-com-subscribe@


Aside from supporting the Asylum, we have a wide variety of opportunities for local organizations and companies to get involved by forming creative partnerships. Contact member-services [at] artisansasylum [dot] com with your ideas.

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