LOVE TOOLS, PEOPLE, ECOLOGY? VOLUNTEER
THIS IS HOW YOU BATTLE CLIMATE CHANGE
Carbon emissions, resource depletion, social inequities, environmental injustice - it's a lot.
What can can one person do?
You can start here at SKTL. You don't need to be magic with a sawzall; all you need is the desire to make the world better for yourself and your neighbors. You can sign up for a shift at a recycling event, help us clean, sort and add tools to our inventory, or spend a few hours a month on a planning committee. There are plenty of options to help out from home too. Every hour you give as a SKTL volunteer helps reduce waste and pollution, increase equitable distribution of resources, expand sustainable, eco-friendly practices in households, businesses and community spaces, and empower local folks - through access to tools and training, so they can make the world better along with you.
Your actions matter. VOLUNTEER WITH SKTL.
How do I volunteer with SKTL?
It's as simple as contacting us via email or phone (see below), or introducing yourself when you check out tools or attend a class or event. We walk you through process, including interests assessment, forms, training and scheduling. It's very straightforward - we want you to feel comfortable and know how valuable you are.
Who will I work with and what will I do?
SKTL is a dynamic, community-focused nonprofit organization. There is a place for you here! We have a core team comprised of our executive director and volunteer board, joined by a diverse family of volunteers who love fixing, creating, communicating, teaching, and learning. For some work inspiration, take a look at our Volunteer Wish List below.
Can groups, businesses or other organizations help?
Absolutely! We've worked with groups of all ages on projects like gardening and tool sorting. SKTL can also provide tools for outside service projects with a group membership. If your business is interested in volunteering, contributing in-kind goods or services, or providing financial support, consider becoming a SKTL partner.
SKTL VOLUNTEER WISH LIST
Here are our top needs right now:
TOOL LIBRARIAN - help process tool check outs and returns
EVENTS - planning, crowd and traffic control, set up, clean up
INVENTORY - tool sorting, testing, data entry to inventory software
GARDENING - weeding, pruning, harvesting, planting
TRANSLATOR - for documents and events, Spanish, Korean
FIXERS - simple and complex repairs (electronics, sewing, furniture, etc.)
ORGANIZER - organize volunteers for a project or event
FUNDRAISER - organizing a fundraiser at work or with your group
WRITER - grant research, writing, reporting
SOCIAL MEDIA - create graphics and captions, respond to followers
WE PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS
FOR ALL IN-PERSON ACTIVITIES
If you don't see your dream role on the list, let us know what you like to do!