12 people are interested
Community Tool Librarian!
12 people are interested
Volunteer shifts are every Saturday from 9:45am-11:30am, and 11:00am-1:15pm, with a special Tool Repair Shift from 10am-12pm. Wednesday evenings from 5:45pm-8:15pm. Special safety measures & protocols in regard to the COVID-19 outbreak have been implemented - our volunteer & member's safety is our priority!
The Green Lents Community Tool Library is a free resource for residents of Lents, Powellhurst-Gilbert, Pleasant Valley, Foster-Powell, Mt. Scott-Arleta, Brentwood-Darlington, and Montavilla. It functions like a book library, except tools or other project materials are checked out instead. We have a seed library and tool resale rack as well. We promote access over ownership, and encourage a culture of repair and creative reuse to reduce waste and consumption. Our members are given the opportunity to save money by simply borrowing the tools they need to complete their home improvement projects. We're also excited to be expanding the tool library at this time to include an ongoing garden swap (with starts, soil, seeds) as well as limited mutual aid supplies such as masks and sanitizer.
The Tool Library is run by wonderful volunteers and would not exist without the help of people like you! It's very easy to help out, and there will always be another friendly volunteer there with you. It's a great way to meet your neighbors and maybe learn a little bit about tools too!
With the current circumstances, offering the community the tools and food-growing supplies to be more self-sufficient makes this library a vital resource in times of crisis.
Tasks can include:
- helping members check tools in and out
- signing up new members
- answering the phone and emails
- organizing seed library and tools
- find the right tools for members, answering any questions
- opening and closing the tool library
- taking in donations
- orienting people to the space and safety protocols
- sanitizing tools
We ask volunteers to sign up for at least 2 shifts after their orientation shift. This greatly helps to share the work and keep the tool library open. Residents of one of the 7 neighborhoods we serve are preferable. No knowledge of tools necessary, just a willingness to show up and help!
Sign up at bit.ly/toollibrarysignup
Tool library team meetings and appreciation parties are held on a quarterly basis.
We have appreciation gifts after a certain amount of shifts are done such as shirts and camper mugs!
Want to utilize your skills and get involved in other ways? You can also help with:
- translation (Spanish, Russian, Korean, Vietnamese, Chinese)
- community outreach
- pollinator habitat plantings
09:45 AM to 11:30 AM
11:30 AM to 01:15 PM
05:45 PM to 08:00 PM
- NONE OF THESE TIMES WORK FOR ME, BUT I CAN STILL HELP
About Green Lents
9215 SE Ramona St, PORTLAND, OR 97266, US
Green Lents is a local non-profit serving the greater Lents area in SE Portland to support a more livable and thriving community.
Our programs include:
- Ecological health through native plantings and pollinator habitat enhancement
- Resource sharing and access through our Community Tool Library - a free tool lending program with home, garden, and other tools for loan, repair work parties, and other resources like books and seeds.
- Malden Court Community Orchard - working with local neighbors to plant a multi-canopy, sustainable, orchard in the Lents neighborhood; work party every 3rd Saturday of the month
- Community engagement & events - Garden swaps, Green Ring walking/biking tours, and neighborhood-wide garage sales
- Affordable housing and air quality advocacy
9215 SE Ramona StPortland, OR 97266
September 15, 2021
- Basic Computer Skills
- People Skills
- Problem Solving
- Home Repair
- People 55+
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- Volunteer shifts are every Saturday from 9:45am-11:30am, and 11:00am-1:15pm, and Wednesdays from 5:45pm-8:15,with a special Tool Repair Shift from 10am-12pm on Saturdays, and 6-8pm on Wednesdays. You can volunteer anywhere from 2 to 10 hours a month!
- Basic knowledge of tools is helpful not necessary.