Programmatic - Maker Volunteer (16 and older)

We are looking for enthusiastic, friendly volunteers who want to help our patrons learn to use technology at our libraries and our makerspace services.  Duties will involve helping patrons resolve technology issues and helping library staff with makerspace projects and activities, including set-up, leading a program/session and clean-up.   

If you are comfortable with using any of the following: PCs, Apple computers, Microsoft Office, mobile devices, the internet, and have basic familiarity with saving and printing materials, we encourage you to apply to volunteer with us!  As a volunteer you will receive maker-related training to help prepare for working with patrons. 

San Mateo County Libraries are deeply committed to inclusivity and diversity, and in that spirit the goal of the maker initiative is to bring opportunities for all. Everyone is a Maker. An abundance of maker-related technologies can be found across our 13 community libraries. Each of these technologies can vary in complexity of use, as well as the time it takes to train and learn how to use them. Below is a list of various maker technologies found in our library system:  


3D Printers 


Virtual Reality Headsets 


Sewing & Embroidery Machines 


Photography Equipment 


Laser Cutters 


Adobe Creative Software 


Sphero Robots and littleBits 


Jewelry Making Kits 


Button Makers 


Vinyl Cutters 


Music Recording and Podcasting 


Memory Lab 


Digital Art Apps 


Stop Motion Movie apps 


Beat Production 


Arduino Boards 

No previous tech experience is required; training on makerspace technology will be provided.

Commitment is for an average of 6 hours a month, for at least 6 months.

Qualifications Required

  • Interview/Screening Must be Completed -Yes