Kids Lab Coordinator at The Foundry


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Kids Lab Coordinator at The Foundry298 Northampton StreetBuffalo, NY 14208


The Foundry seeks volunteers to engage school-age children in make-and-take activities that will inspire them to make, learn and do more.

The coordinators will work as a team to plan, set up and lead activities for free monthly events held on the 2nd Wednesday (5:30 PM) and 2nd Saturday of each month (12 PM). The primary audience is children from the Masten Park and Cold Springs neighborhoods, but all children are invited. The projects can be arts and crafts, and/or demonstrate STEM principles, but all activities must use basic materials (paper, glue, popsicle sticks, felt, etc.) and leave participants with something that they made.

Coordinators are asked to commit to monthly meetings to propose ideas, and to work together to organize and lead the 2nd Wednesday and Saturday activities. Total time commitment is 5-10 hours a month, and we ask that you commit to work with us for 6 months.


  • Willingness to research and share ideas for activities
  • Enjoyment making stuff and working with children
  • Ability to follow and give directions
  • Access to email routinely and consistently
  • Reliability, consistency, patience, team work, good communication skills
  • Interest in learning more about The Foundry

Upcoming dates!

We've scheduled our first Kids Lab meeting for January 25th from 5:30 PM to 6:30 PM at The Foundry (298 Northampton St.)

At the meeting, we will give a quick orientation to The Foundry and volunteering, and then ask everyone to share some ideas for activities. We ask that all who attend have at least a couple of ideas for activities. There’s a large parking lot attached to our building, and pizza and soft drinks will be provided!

If interested, the next step would be filling out a brief survey so we can get to know you better:

Please email Sara at or respond to this posting, if you have any questions.


  • Child Development
  • STEM
  • Painting
  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Sewing
  • General Education

Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 16
  • Orientation or Training
  • 5-10 hours/monthly

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