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Volunteer or Teach a Class

Volunteers Welcome!

Want to start making a difference by volunteering at Makerspace?

Regularly scheduled (3-4hrs per week) volunteers can learn new skills (discounted/free classes and events) and get limited access to Makerspace equipment (members have priority). Minimum age limit for volunteers is 14.

Start by filling out our online Volunteer Application 

You can see the descriptions of the volunteer positions we have available in the Volunteer Handbook

Instructors Wanted!

Classes and events, for members and the community at large, are a key part of the Bellingham Makerspace mission. Classes and events also help instructors and the Makerspace financially (60/40 split). Anyone can propose a new Bellingham Makerspace class, workshop, demo, etc

Pretty much anything, that Bellingham Makerspace has the equipment/space for and involves making stuff, is welcomed. There’s no need to be a teacher, all you need is a desire to share something you are passionate about.

We especially need folks to teach ongoing Intro classes, classes that qualify members to use equipment for their own projects:

  • 3D printing – getting folks started with how to use our Ender3, Raise 3D N2, Ultimaker2, etc.
  • Vacuum forming – using our CR Clarke 1820
  • Screen printing – using our 4 station printer (need a tool-champ to set everything up)
  • Metalworking – using our manual lathe/mill (need a tool-champ to setup CNC mini lathe and mills)
  • Woodworking – using our lathe
  • Electronics – lots of new acquisitions and possibilities here (no current classes)
  • Sewing – using our (industrial) sewing machines
  • CAD – using free 2 and 3D CAD software, e.g. Fusion 360 or Solid Edge3
  • Arts, Crafts, and or anything creative
  • First Aid/CPR

Want to teach a class?  Sign up here.

For more information about how we offer classes and pay instructors, refer to the Teacher Handbook.