Become a volunteer
IFWE is always looking for volunteers. Volunteers allow us to operate as an organization. We could never afford to build and keep our Centre running without you.
There are 2 basic types of volunteer opportunities available, with many opportunities in each. If you don’t see something that catches your eye right away reach out and tell us about yourself and what you might like to do. We might be able to find something that will suit you perfectly.
The 2 main types of volunteer positions are Project Based and IFWE Operations volunteers. We encourage you may apply for as many of the positions as you like.
Project Based Positions
IFWE is literally built by the community for the community. As a non-profit with no core funding we rely on sponsorships, donations and purchased materials, along with our volunteers to actually build the facility.
Skilled Trades/ Certified Technical Experts
HVAC, Electricians, Plumbers, Machinists, Carpenters, Network Professionals, Engineers, Architects, or any other kind of certified expert. We need you. We need your help to plan aspects of the operation and to lead and supervise other volunteers as we literally build out the centre. If you want to come and get your hands dirty you are welcome to do that too, we would love to have you dive right in with us.
Experienced but not certified or a trades person
Experience in general construction, any of the trades, setting up equipment and machines. We need your help to renovate the space and set up our machines. Connect with us and we will set you up with a project plan and make sure you have what you need to help us make our centre a reality.
Limited experience but eager to learn
Don’t have any experience setting up machines and equipment or in construction but still want to get hands on. Great, we are all about learning by doing here. Let us know what you are interested in we will get you on a project team and you will be learning by doing in no time.
IFWE Operations Volunteers.
The ongoing operations of the centre require lots of different skills. Our team is so small we couldn’t possibly do it without volunteers.
We need people in all aspects, cleaning and maintenance, tour guides to introduce people to the space, front desk personnel to greet and make our visitors welcome, to people with marketing and event management , finance and accounting skills. Not seeing what interests you? Tell us about your interests and the time you have available and we will find something the suits you.
Volunteer Terms and Conditions.
Volunteers are critical to our operations. As such we have expectations. We want to provide you a fun, engaging, and rewarding volunteer experience. In order to do that we will provide you assign you tasks or shifts based on your application. Like any job we have a few common sense rules that we’ll share in your orientation. Plus, we count on you for critical tasks. If for whatever reason you cannot make your scheduled shift you need to make sure we have advanced notice so we can find a replacement. Failure to provide proper notice or to follow the rules can result in being removed from our volunteer list.
- Fun work environment
- Challenging work on critical projects
- Discounts on memberships
- Great training and learning opportunities
- Volunteer appreciation activities
- Volunteer hour certificates for students