Tool Librarian/ Open Hours - Tacoma Tool Libary

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


754 South 38th StreetTacoma, WA 98418


The librarian/ open hours staffing volunteer position takes place during Tacoma Tool Library open hours on Wednesdays, 5pm-8pm and Saturdays, 10am - 5pm. We are 100% volunteer run and rely on volunteers to staff the hours that the library is open. Volunteers are responsible for checking tools in and out, signing up new members, putting away tools, and general customer service to the public and members alike.

Suggested skills for this position are:

  • Customer service: talking with people, listening to and understanding questions and problems, providing information about TTL from memory or finding it efficiently from other staff/our website, etc.
  • Math and money-handling
  • Computer/tech literacy (esp. using a touch-screen tablet)
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs easily (not necessary, but helpful)
The shifts for volunteering for open hours are :

Wednesday, 5 pm - 8 pm
Saturday, 10 am - 1:30 pm
Saturday, 1:30 pm - 5 pm

We are looking to add an additional shift on Saturdays from 12 pm - 3 pm to help with shop organization, tool cataloging and other admin duties.

Perks of volunteering: Free Tacoma Tool Library Membership and free TTL t-shirt.


  • Basic Computer Skills
  • Organization
  • Transactions
  • People Skills
  • Customer Service

Good Match For

People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 3.5 hours per shift

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