Brainstorming Session for Makerspace 2.0

All Are Welcome!!!

This Saturday, January 8, 2022 at 1:00 pm. 

We’ll have our regular monthly volunteer meeting this coming Saturday, the 8th, at 1pm at the Makerspace and on Zoom. Except that this won’t be a regular meeting: this will be our brainstorming session for Makerspace 2.0. Even if you’re not a regular volunteer, you’re welcome to join us. Come with ideas. Come with suggestions. Come with ways that the Bellingham Makerspace can move into 2022 with gusto. Remember that we can do anything we want, even if we can’t do EVERYTHING we want.

Sincerely,
Directors, Staff, & The Marketing Committee
 
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Can’t make our upcoming brainstorming meeting?¬†Whether you are a volunteer, member, or just want to know what we are doing at the Makerspace, stay informed by joining our SLACK channel.

January Volunteer Meeting – Change of Date

Happy Holidays Everyone!
Please Join Us For A Brainstorming Session In January!

To our dear volunteers, members, and supporters,

We usually have our volunteer meetings on the first Saturday of every month. In 2022, that happens to be the very first day of the year! So, we have decided to push the meeting back a week.

As you know from our last announcement, we have temporarily instituted a partial closure so that we can clean the space up, reorganize, and make room for newly donated tools and equipment. We could really use your help in the new year with our efforts to improve the Makerspace and get ready for Makerspace 2.0. Please attend our meeting on January 8, 2022 at 1 PM. Bring your thoughts and ideas about how we can improve the Makerspace for members, volunteers, and the public. We want to hear from you!

Thank you for your support. See you in the New Year!

Sincerely,
Directors, Staff, & The Marketing Committee

Join Our Slack Channel

Join Slack for up-to-the-minute volunteer information.

Slack is a real-time chat platform. It has the ability to do direct messages to other people, and has “channels” to keep different discussions separated — especially in the different areas like “events” and “electronics” and “retail” and “volunteers”. I don’t use Facebook or Twitter, and I was reluctant to add another communication channel. I get too much information already. However, using Slack for communication within the Makerspace puts all our ideas in one place. It also actually cuts down on the amount of email I have to filter. I certainly don’t read everything in every Slack channel, but I pay particular attention to the volunteer channel. So, from a reluctant adopter, I encourage you to sign up for our Slack channel.

Sincerely,
Jeff Copeland, Volunteer Coordinator & Director
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Thank you for your interest in, membership with, and support of the Bellingham Makerspace. We wish you and your loved ones an enjoyable holiday and a rewarding new year!

Volunteer Orientation

Raquel volunteeringWe are excited to announce our new and improved Volunteer Orientation! Every first Saturday of the month, beginning October 6, there will be a new volunteer orientation from 11 am – 12 pm. After a short break, there will be a brief training session for all volunteers. Light refreshments will be provided!

If you haven’t already, click here to fill out the Volunteer Application form. Available positions are: Shop Host, Media Wizard, Social Marketing Guru, Content Writer Extraordinaire, and Tool Champion– click here for more info!

Please bring your laptop/tablet/smart phone in order to access certain orientation materials. (Must be Internet-capable.) If this is a problem for you, please let us know in advance!

Aim to arrive 10-15 min early to the session, especially if you need to fill out a waiver form.

If you have any questions, or would like to be notified via email of this event, please email [email protected] with the subject line “Volunteer Orientation”. We look forward to seeing you there!