A FabLab is a place that is open to the public, stocked with equipment from 3D printers to laser cutters, from moulding and casting to electronics. The aim is to encourage people from all ages and backgrounds to have a go, and to learn how to build “almost anything”. We will be open to the public for general drop-in sessions, and we will be working with local partners to run a huge number of events, training sessions, and clubs.
Receptionist / Administrator
Be part of our front of house! Take bookings over the phone and internet, answer queries, welcome people to the FabLab, show them around, and take payment for machine use and materials. A positive and friendly attitude is first and foremost.
Marketing / Social Media
Implementing the Fab Lab’s brand awareness, generating inbound traffic whilst helping to advertise the activities responsible for ensuring Fab Lab Coventry gets good coverage in the online social medium, whilst being creative in generating new and innovative marketing ideas to appeal to people and help to develop relationships for engagement within communities. Are you great at page layout and website building? A social media wiz? Come and help us promote the FabLab via our website, social media accounts, and partner channels!
We need lots of clever folk to help us run the FabLab. There are several stations: 3D scanning, 3D printing, laser cutter, CNC milling, electronics, programming, moulding/casting, and we hope eventually even bio-hacking. We need energetic, fun-loving engineering, computer science, hard science, and art & design students to be on hand to run Fab Learning Sessions, coach and mentor newbies, and to be on hand to lend a hand when people get stuck. Do you love your subject? Would you enjoy helping people learn how to do things they never through they could do? Join us!
Visit FabLab Coventry for more info about their activities.
How to get involved
This is an external project Warwick Volunteers does not have any involvement with the management of these activities.
The FabLab is open from 11am to 7pm Tuesday - Saturday (closed on Sunday and Monday)
Volunteers are asked to be involved in at least one of these time slots:
Location and Travel
Unit 27, City Arcade, Coventry, CV13HX
Travel expenses are not reimbursed by the organisation.
Depending on the volunteering roles:
Some general customer service skills (no experience required).
Some fabrication, programming, and design experience to help and train people in the FabLab stations.
Some marketing/social media skills to help promote the FabLab.
We will run a series of volunteer training days. These will be scheduled and announced to the volunteers interested.
Health & Safety induction will be provided on or before arrival of first shift.
Machine inductions will be scheduled with a trained member of staff.
This is an external opportunity
Warwick Volunteers cannot be held responsible for external volunteering opportunities advertised, but we do make every effort to ensure that all the information we publish is accurate. We advise volunteers to use their own judgement when selecting potential opportunities, and to check all details concerning prospective volunteering activity with the organisation involved. Please make sure that you have received all necessary training and information regarding your own health and safety before commencing volunteering.