Closing Date: March 5, 2022
It’s that time of the year again for the ETL- Recruitment! In addition to recruiting much needed support on the board, we’re also urgently calling for volunteer support to help broaden our operating hours while still adhering to necessary health and safety mandates.
We’ve had to make many (hasty) changes over the past year, and we can’t begin to express our gratitude and appreciation for those who have supported the ETL’s goals and overarching mission through those changes. Now, we’re looking for individuals who are willing to commit anywhere from 2-10 hours a month- commitment and comfort with remote technology (for meetings and inventory during shifts) are key. We have a wide range of roles, and we’re open to project-oriented volunteer partnerships- if you have knowledge or skills and free time, we’d love to connect!
As a Board Member, you will assist the organization with policy creation, financial oversight, fundraising, marketing and overall strategic direction. The ETL is an operating board, so you will also work monthly shifts at the library. This is a fantastic and easy opportunity to boost your resume and get involved with the community.
We’re looking for people who are passionate about sustainability and making their community a better place to be by encouraging the sharing of tools, knowledge, and skills in a welcoming, inclusive and creative environment.
Skills or experience in any of the following areas would be considered assets but are not required to apply: finance and accounting, fundraising, grant writing, human resources, marketing and communications/social media, board governance, use and maintenance of hand and power tools, library and/or inventory management.
We pride ourselves on creating an inclusive and accessible environment for our members and volunteers- This is a great opportunity for anyone who might not have direct experience, but is looking for a chance to develop valuable skills and board experience.
Commitment is key- During these uncertain times, we need people we can count on to keep the doors open for ETL members.
Successful board member candidates will be required to:
Volunteers are asked to work at least one shift a month (2-4hrs).
Work Location: Edmonton Tool Library, Bellevue Community League, 7308 112 Ave, Edmonton, AB.
For applications and questions: Applications sent via email are preferred. Please include a resume and letter of interest saved as one file. Please submit all applications to EdmontonToolLibrary@gmail.com.
We hope to hear from you Edmonton! Be well, and stay safe.
- The ETL Team
At the Edmonton Tool Library, part of our mission is to reduce our impact on the environment through shared resouces. Borrowing a tool rather than buying new is not going to save the planet in isolation, but if lots of people are able to make this small change in addition to a host of other small changes with sustainability in mind, we can make a difference.
when multiplied by millions of people,
can transform the world.”
-Howard Zinn, playwright, author & social activitst
And that's where the idea for our Bingo card comes from. The activities are geared towards DIY, repair & sustainability - many of the activities you might already be doing on a regular basis, others might take a little more effort, but we hope to inspire you to do just a little bit more than you're already doing to reduce your own impact on our planet.
We hope you'll play along, have some fun & share your adventures along the way!
1. FOLLOW THE EDMONTON TOOL LIBRARY, EARTH'S GENERAL STORE & KIND ICE CREAM ON INSTAGRAM &/OR FACEBOOK.
2. COMPLETE FIVE ACTIVITIES IN ANY LINE & POST PHOTO EVIDENCE ON FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM USING THE HASTAG #ETLBINGO.
YOU DO NOT NEED TO BE AN ETL MEMBER TO PLAY. COMPETITION IS OPEN TO ANYONE IN ALBERTA AGED 18+ AND IS NOT ENDORSED, ADMINISTERED OR ASSOCIATED WITH FACEBOOK OR INSTAGRAM IN ANY WAY. ENTRIES MUST BE SUBMITTED BY MIDNIGHT 16 NOVEMBER. MULTIPLE ENTRIES PERMITTED, ONE ENTRY PER LINE COMPLETED. WINNERS WILL BE NOTIFIED 19 NOVEMBER.
- The ETL Team
The Edmonton Tool Library recently hosted the city’s first ever Repair Café!
We were thrilled to see so many community members show up with a wide array of items on the day of the event. Our volunteers channeled their talents to repair everything from bread makers to backpacks to bikes, diverting almost 150 lbs (or 70 kg) from landfill! One person attended to learn how to thread a sewing machine; another couple brought a lawn mower with a stubbornly stuck nut. Happily, nearly all attendees’ needs were met with the skills (and strength) of our volunteers.