Tool Librarian/Library Staff at the Ottawa Tool Library
Volunteer Types: Library, Others
Organization types: Community and Social Services, Libraries
Long term (6 months to a year)
Application Deadline: April 21, 2023
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Description

The OTL is looking to grow our team of talented staff at the library who manage our front desk during our hours of operation (Tuesday to Saturday). This includes our Librarians who manage interactions with members and the public, such as loans, renewals, open/close, resolve concerns and promote the library. Tool Ninjas are needed to be on hand when the library is open to assist members with choosing the right tool(s) for their project and advising on proper tool use for the safety of our members and longevity of our tools. If you’d like to join our library staff, please let us know!

Due to the extensive training involved, these positions are not suitable for high school students looking to fulfill their volunteer hours.

Please note that the Ottawa Tool Library has adopted a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy for its volunteers. All volunteers will be required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

How will the organization benefit?
As a non-profit social enterprise, the Ottawa Tool Library (OTL) relies on contributions from a range of talented individuals to fulfill its mission of providing access to tools and skills throughout the local community. Volunteers are essential to permit the OTL to lend tools to its membership at minimal cost, permitting access to a broad range of tools. Our emphasis on access over ownership means more people use fewer tools and those tools used are often diverted from basements and landfills. Our members develop and exchange skills, exercise their creativity, and build themselves a more sustainable environment and community. Our volunteers apply what they know in maintaining our space and inventory, share their knowledge through workshops and mentoring, and connect and build networks throughout Ottawa's diverse maker communities. The OTL could never achieve its aims without the support of our many generous, dedicated and talented volunteers.
Volunteer location:
877a Boyd Ave Ottawa ON K2A 2E2

Contact

Bettina Vollmerhausen
@Ottawa Tool Library
161-327-7351
Time it will take to contact applicants:
​1-week

Details

This position would be great for: Adults, Newcomers to Canada, Seniors (65+), Young Adults (19-24)
Number of Positions Available: 5
Good for people interested in: Library, Others
You will be helping with: Athletes, First Nations, Métis, Inuit, Indigenous persons, LGBTQI2+, Men, Persons new to Canada, Persons with disabilities or medical conditions, Seniors, Visible minorities or racialized persons, Women, Youth (19-24 years)

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  • Public transportation available
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