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CreatorSpace Volunteer at Basildon Library

What is the CreatorSpace?

A flexible, open and friendly community space to meet, design and create.

What is in it?

Libraries have always been places for people to learn and create; the CreatorSpace is a physical extension of that idea. Specialized equipment such as a 3D printer, Raspberry Pi kits, robotics, sewing machines, paper craft and embroidery machines are provided in this DIY space where people can gather to collaborate and innovate with new technologies. A TV screen and projector allows for presentations or workshops.

What is the role?

Volunteering in the CreatorSpace involves learning, teaching and helping others to create and understand; building from the existing provision towards a vibrant, exciting digital making and craft space.

What will it involve?

Working alongside staff and other volunteers:

• supervising individual and group use of the Creator Space

• assisting users

• demonstrating and troubleshooting equipment

• gathering ideas and suggestions for future use of the space from users and

potential users

• helping with events

What will you get from volunteering?

• satisfaction of sharing your enthusiasm for digital and craft technologies with a

new generation of creators

• access to developing technologies and equipment

• meeting people and making new friends

• satisfaction of using your skills and experience to give something to the

community

• opportunity to enhance your CV

Skills

What skills and experience do you need?

• good communication and people skills

• base knowledge of digital or craft technologies or both

• an interest in the digital making world

• experience with coding (desirable but not essential)

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Volunteer Essex website

Posted for

Essex Libraries

Posted by

Volunteer Essex

Register your interest

You will be redirected to the Volunteer Essex website

Interests

  • Arts, Heritage and Entertainment
  • Civic Responsibility and Communities
  • Employment, Education and Training

Activities

  • Computers, IT and Websites
  • Practical Skills
  • Teaching and Training

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Suitable for under 18s
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Between these dates: 10/12/2017 - 12/06/2019

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve

Location:

Basildon Billericay and Wickford

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