We’re currently seeking a handful of new friendly folks to help staff the Free Space during open hours, for around 3-5 hours once a week. Interested? Read on for more details.
Staff volunteers are the “face of the Free Space,” helping keep our space open during open hours and special events (usually, but not always, with a shift partner). The time commitment required is an average of one 3 to 5 hour shift once a week, with the opportunity for greater involvement if interested in the form of more hours, participating in committees or other organizing roles.
If you are interested in being a staff volunteer, we’ll ask you to fill out a short questionnaire. Then, if we agree that you’d be a good fit for this role, our volunteer coordinator will get in touch and schedule you for a training shift with an experienced volunteer. After that, you’d be on the roster for scheduling a weekly shift according to your availability.
Tasks that staff volunteers do include opening and closing the space, welcoming visitors as they come in and answering questions,being self-directed to solve problems as they come up, and all the miscellaneous tasks like cleaning that a space open daily requires. Starting mid-May, we will be limiting the days when youth are allowed in the space without supervision from a parent/guardian. Volunteers will have the option of helping contribute to youth programming/activities on certain days, or staffing on days where there is less interaction with kids.
In deciding who to ask to become a staff volunteer out of all those interested, we especially prioritize women, trans, queer and genderqueer folks, people of color, and people not in their 20s.
If you’re interested or have questions about this volunteer opportunity, please write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call Jaime at 612-655-1080. Thank you!