DIY Lab at the Golden Library!


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It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.


1019 10th StreetGolden, CO 80401


Thank you for your interest in sharing your "very particular set of skills" with our makers, tinkerers, and crafters of all ages and abilities! Whatever your creative passion, we are delighted to have your expertise.

What You'll Do

As a DIYLab volunteer, you will engage with and assist teens, adults, and families to help them discover how their interests intersect with the technology and tools available in the DIYLab. The majority of your time will be spent demonstrating your craft or skill, getting to know patrons and providing support and encouragement as they try their hands at unique projects. Don’t worry-we don’t expect you to be familiar with every tool in the lab. Just come with an eagerness to learn alongside our makers and to model the patience and persistence that is often required when learning new skills.

Your Tasks

  • Support Golden Library staff in assisting people with their unique projects
  • Lead a demonstration
  • Be a "Maker-In-Residence" during select Open Labs
  • Teach a workshop: Work with DIYLab staff to develop and present a workshop series or standalone class

DIYLab Tools

  • Sewing machines
  • Serger machine
  • Knitting needles
  • Crochet hooks
  • Button maker
  • Digital transfer equipment
  • Silhouette Cameo electronic cutting machine
  • Dremel tools
  • Soldering irons
  • Finch robot
  • Arduino kit
  • Lego Mindstorms
  • Quadcopter drone
  • Additional miscellaneous tools and supplies

Desired Skills and Aptitudes

  • Desire to teach and share
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize customer requests
  • Interpersonal skills including respect, patience, ability to establish boundaries, and cultural sensitivity
  • Ability to learn new technology quickly
  • Enthusiasm for trying new tools and methods and experimenting with trial and error
  • Ability to troubleshoot
  • Experience with any of the following: sewing, art, electronics, robotics, hand tools, engineering, programming, or other creative pursuits

Other Qualifications

  • All JCPL volunteers must pass a background check and attend a Library orientation
  • All volunteers participate in a DIYLab training and orientation

Training Provided

  • DIYLab orientation
  • Tool orientation
  • Training on Library and volunteer policies


  • Sharing your creative passions with others
  • New skill acquisition
  • Equipment training
  • Lab time and equipment reserved for volunteers, as well as equipment "check-out" for the purpose of preparing for workshops

For More Info

Contact us:

Golden Library DIYLab Staff

1019 10th St.

Golden, CO 80401



  • STEM
  • Research
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Library Sciences
  • Computer Science
  • Tutoring

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A few hours per week

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