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Community Tool Librarian!

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Green Lents

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Tool Library

Volunteer shifts are now every Saturday 10am-1pm. With special safety measures & protocols in regard to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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

Some folks sign up for just 1 shift on occasion, others sign up for 1-2 shifts a month. This greatly helps to share the work and keep the tool library open. 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:
- safety facilitating during the shift
- volunteer coordination and scheduling
- outreach
- event planning

Email jasmine@greenlents.org

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About Green Lents

Location:

9215 SE Ramona St, PORTLAND, OR 97266, US

Mission Statement

Green Lents is a local non-profit serving the greater Lents area in SE Portland to support a more livable and thriving community.

Description

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

WWW.GREENLENTS.ORG

Community
Crisis Support
Environment

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

9215 SE Ramona StPortland, OR 97266

(45.48099,-122.56795)
 

SKILLS

  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Multi-Tasking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Home Repair

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer shifts are every Saturday, 10am-1pm. You can volunteer anywhere from 2 to 10 hours a month!
  • Basic knowledge of tools is helpful not necessary.

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