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Spark Central

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Our Station Volunteers help make Spark Central run! Our Creative Station is run by volunteers. During a 2 or 2.5 hour shift, they manage our small library and check materials, computers, and technology kits in and out to patrons. With access to libraries and educational resources limited, offering a safe and welcoming community space is more important than ever.

Station Volunteers also help provide support to creative projects and learning with our patrons--teaching someone to use their first email account, finding the right kind of book for a project, or building their first LEGO robot!

They are the first contact with the public, so we love having station volunteers as interested in our mission and as excited to tell people about it as we are! And perhaps most important, station volunteers are models of learning for our patrons, serving as consistent friends and partners in their creative endeavors.

With permission from Spokane Regional Health District, our station will be open Fridays 5 - 7 PM, and Saturdays 12 - 5 PM for up to 15 masked people at a time. For more information on our safety procedures during this time, please visit spark-central.org/safety.

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About Spark Central

Location:

1214 W Summit Parkway, SPOKANE, WA 99201, US

Mission Statement

Igniting the creativity, innovation, and imagination necessary for people to forge the path to their best future.

Description

Welcome aboard!

Spark Central is a creative learning center where people of all ages can access our high-speed Internet (1,000 Mbps), technology, rich and imaginative programming, and curated book and media collection. Building on the West Central neighborhood's rail yard roots, Spark Central is at the junction between where people are, and where they want to go. We offer resources, connection, support, and learning to those who need it most on their journey to a better future.

We foster creativity for adults, teens, and kids by providing learning experiences that explore the unlikely intersections between subjects, such as poetry and science or coding and character creation. Such experiences stretch the imagination, are the root of innovation, and develop the ability to problem-solve and think critically-skills essential to success in the Information Age, where the jobs of tomorrow haven’t been created yet. From learning to code to learning to write a story, we offer community members a one-way ticket to discovering their passion, building new skills, and growing the confidence needed for wherever they want to go.

Thanks to many generous donors, we are able to offer access to our resources and many of our programs at no charge and keep adult workshops affordable. Kids programs are always available at no cost because we believe that all children, regardless of income, deserve the chance to be imaginative, to play, and to find their inner genius.

Arts & Culture
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

1214 W Summit ParkwaySpokane, WA 99201

(47.66194,-117.43058)
 

SKILLS

  • Office Reception
  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Robotics
  • People Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Visual Arts

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible--we prefer to set a regular shift
  • Must be a collaborative life-long learner aspiring to be innovative, imaginative, and creative!

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