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iLAB Volunteer Mentors

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General Description

iLABS are Dakota County Library’s Makerspaces that offer technology such as 3D Printers, sewing machines, video production, audio production and more, free of charge to the public.

iLAB Volunteer Mentors work one-on-one with customers, assisting with creative and technical projects that use iLAB equipment and software.


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Wescott Library - Eagan


Flexible, Volunteer and Library identifies a recurring day and time they will be available

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Share specialized skills related to one or more pieces of Maker equipment or software used in the iLab such as quilting, sound mixing, or graphic design.
  • Assist customers with their specific creative or technical projects related to iLAB equipment.
  • Connect customers with library staff when library information resources are needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must satisfactorily complete an interview and criminal background check process.
  • Must provide own transportation to and from the library.
  • Must demonstrate proficiency at an intermediate or advanced skill in the technology mentorship area.
  • Must complete a background check with Dakota County (if applicable).

Desired Skills

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Comfortable interacting with customers of all ages and from diverse backgrounds.
  • Patience, creativity, and willingness to help customers learn and solve technical problems.

Minimum Time Commitment

Ability to commit to one or more 2-3 hour sessions during a quarter (3 months) with the opportunity to re-commit.

Activity Level

Mild.May include walking short distances over relatively level terrain. Periods of standing or sitting will be required. Comfortable shoes recommended.

Required Training

Volunteers will receive basic iLAB training before they start which will include an overview of the reservation system and resources for learning about equipment and software. Training will also include guidelines for teaching and mentoring in a library setting, as well as expectations for safety, conduct, and communication.

Contact Information

Ben Coburn

Adult Services Manager

Dakota County Library

1340 Wescott Rd, Eagan, MN 55123



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About Dakota County


1590 Highway 55, Hastings, MN 55033, US

Mission Statement

Building stronger communities through empowered volunteers.


Looking to lend a hand? We'd be happy to have you! Our volunteer opportunities run the gamut. Enhance the environment, influence struggling youth, encourage lifelong learning and so much more. The time you commit is in your control. Dive into a daylong event, volunteer in a monthslong program or help us out for years to come. No matter what you choose, you'll be building a better community. So go ahead, pick you passion and start feeling food about giving back.


Arts & Culture
Arts & Culture, Community


We'll work with your schedule.


Multiple locations Saint Paul, MN 55123



  • Visual Arts
  • Music Arts
  • Photography
  • Video Production
  • Sewing
  • People Skills


  • Teens
  • People 55+


  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Ability to commit to one or more 2-3 hour sessions during a quarter (3 months) with the opportunity to re-commit.

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