Volunteers are what make our community great!
YuKonstruct is a community of makers.
With the help from our amazing volunteers, we are able to do what we do! We are always happy to have more helping hands!
What to expect as a volunteer at YuKonstruct:
- valuable work experience and references
- an opportunity to develop skills and knowledge
- to meet new people
- an opportunity to play an important role in the operation of the organisation
- you’ll gain access to tools, equipment and expertise
- sweet perk of $5 membership (after 10 hours)
Volunteer Job Opportunities at YuKonstruct
Programming and Communication
These jobs are great for getting to know the organization, helping to provide skills training, and getting the word out there about the makerspace!
Cleaning and Maintenance
These volunteer tasks are great if you prefer jobs that don’t require specific skills and are instantly gratifying!
Special Events and Projects
These are more likely the “one-off” volunteer projects. These include tasks that need to get done and big events that we need extra help for. Find a cool project that interest you and join in or take the lead on it!
Open House Support
During the weekly Open House, there are as many as 25 visitors coming to see the space, chat with members and sign themselves up. Along with the Site Moderator on duty, volunteers give tours and greet visitors. Great way to meet members and learn more about the makerspace!
Time commitment: Tuesday nights from 7pm-9pm
Time commitment: from 1-4 hours bi-weekly (this task is often done between two people)
Time commitment: 30 minutes (each post is about 200-300 words)
Time commitment: as much or as little as you choose. This job is done as part of a programming team that communicates through email.
Social Media Support
Along with the communications team, you’ll be invited to post about upcoming events, workshop promotion, new updates, cool projects, and related articles.
Time commitment: anywhere from 15 minutes to 1 hour per week. Post whenever you feel like it and/or whenever you see something worth sharing!
Time commitment: from 1.5-4 hours during event (usually on Thursday evening)
Workshop or Training Facilitation
There’s a need for more instructors and facilitators in all sorts of programming areas.
We offer train-the-trainers!
Time commitment: Training sessions are once a month for 1.5 hours each. Workshops can be a one-off or a series and are usually 1.5-3 hours. Teaching one class counts as 10 hours of volunteer work! (instructors can also choose to be paid instead of collecting volunteer discount)
Time commitment: scheduled weekly or bi-weekly shifts of 3 hours.
Time commitment: anywhere from 15 minutes to 2 hours
Time commitment: 1-4+ hours. Commit to a weekly shift or pop in anytime to tackle a task or two.
Time commitment: 2-4+ hours
Time commitment: from 15 minutes to 1 hour
Time commitment: 15 minutes to 1 hour.
Work bench for sewing room
Time commitment: 2-4+ hours
Paint the floor
Time commitment: 3 hours
YuKonstruct has been involved with projects such as parade floats, giant effigies and little free libraries! These community projects come in all shapes and sizes. They are awesome ways to meet new people, learn new skills and get involved in the community.
Time commitment: 2-5+hours
If you have skills with this, take some great pictures of our equipment and space that we can use on the website and in other communications. You can even design feature images and graphics for events and the newsletter.
Time commitment: 15 minutes to 3 hours
Want to spruce up our website? Interested in creating a project for the space? Maybe you want to install a self-watering plant station? Let us know!
Let us know if you:
Write to us:
We are happy to answer questions or concerns.
You can even get signed up for the volunteer email list!