Module 1 - Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities

As a Spark-Central “Station” volunteer, you play a huge role in communicating the organization’s mission to visitors and in creating a safe and welcoming environment in which community members can explore emerging technologies, build new skills and gain confidence in their creative abilities. 

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During this first module, you will work through of a series of individual lessons, each focused on a different aspect of the role of  "Station" volunteer.  An overview of the different volunteer tasks and responsibilities is provided below.

In your role as a "Station" volunteer, you will:

  • Greet and welcome patrons to the centre
  • Explain to prospective patrons the organization’s mission and how it aligns with the resources/programming provided 
  • Explain the different areas of the centre and the various resources available
  • Check out and return resources for patrons
  • Assist with set up of the resources where requested
  • Encourage use and/or experimentation with the available technologies/technology kits
  • Explain and process membership applications
  • Respond to visitor inquiries
  • Refer inquiries to staff as appropriate (determining the method of referral and the staff member to whom it should be directed)
  • Decide how to handle situations with patrons and when to directly involve staff members
  • Follow outlined procedures for opening and closing the facility
  • Assist in keeping the facility clean and the equipment in good working order
  • Participate in additional volunteer tasks as needed/requested by staff