SouthEast PortlandTool Library
Like the public library... but for tools

Volunteering and other ways to help

We need your help! The tool library operates with no paid staff, and it’s a 100% volunteer-driven effort. Right now we are looking for volunteers to work shifts.

Saturdays: 8:45 am – 12:15 pm

Tuesdays and Thursdays: 5:15 pm – 7:15 pm.

Get trained. It’s fun!

Volunteers are trained on Saturdays and on Thursday evenings.

Don’t worry, you do NOT need any special knowledge about tools, only a willingness to help out and connect with your SE neighbors.

There is NO long-term commitment. Of course we’d love to have you continue to work shifts after you start volunteering with us – once a month for at least four months would be lovely. But we know you might not want to commit to doing that until you’ve seen just how much fun it is!

Sign up – beginners and veterans and in between:

First off, get trained: Click the green button below to sign up for a Saturday, or a Thursday, as a “Beginner”. Before you come in please watch several short, easy-to-follow videos that will introduce you to the software we use to check tools in and out and to register new members.

Returning volunteers: Click the green button below to sign up either as a “Beginner” or as a “Veteran” depending on your experience level. Beginners always have an experienced volunteer to help teach and support them. Typically after a few shifts you will have the knowledge and confidence to self-declare as a Veteran.



To offer other  kinds of help –

Caller schedule.