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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.

 

BECOME A DESKIE

Front desk volunteers (Deskies) are the Asylum’s front line greeters for curious visitors, potential donors, the press, new students, and prospective members. Deskies serve as the primary resource for new members in getting oriented and to existing members looking for help with information and solutions. General duties include:

  • Providing security by regulating access to the space during staffed hours
  • Answering general questions about Artisan’s Asylum for our members and students
  • Greeting visitors and giving over 1,000 tours every year
  • Mail services and helping with data entry

Contact member-services@artisansasylum.com for information on the next application and training period.

BECOME AN AWESOMENAUT

This volunteer position requires regular commitment and offers the opportunity to learn and apply design and fabrication techniques in our community maintained shops and facilities. Learn more about this program here.

BECOME A TOUR GUIDE

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.

BECOME A TOOL TESTER

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.

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