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Volunteer Coordinator, Makerspace, ​University of Rhode Island Libraries, Kingston, RI

Title:​ Volunteer Coordinator (Part-Time)

Department:​ ​​University of Rhode Island Libraries - Makerspace

Organization:​ ​University of Rhode Island

Position​ ​Description: The Volunteer Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing the student volunteer program for the URI Libraries' makerspace, _Space.uri ( This position reports to the Media Curator and assists with recruiting, training, and managing volunteers to establish a strong volunteer base, and developing further program evaluation to support the continued growth and success of the program. This is a part time position (15 hrs per week).

Essential​ ​Job​ ​Functions: Planning

Assist the Media Curator in:

  • Designing the goals and objectives of a volunteer program.
  • Developing volunteer schedules and responsibilities.
  • Identifying assignments and writing volunteer positions descriptions.

Collaborate with the Feinstein Center for Learning Services to:

  • Design an intake protocol for potential volunteers to ensure the best match between skills, qualifications and the needs of the makerspace
  • Develop strategies to recruit the right volunteers with the right interests and skills
  • Promote the volunteer program to gain community support.


Assist the Media Curator in:

  • Developing forms and records to document volunteer activities and training levels.
  • Ensuring that volunteers are appropriately oriented and trained to be successful in their positions.
  • Designing volunteer orientation and training materials.

Evaluation Assist the Media Curator in:

  • Developing, administering, and reviewing policies and procedures which guide the volunteer program.
  • Conducting ongoing evaluations of programs/services delivered by volunteers.
  • Implementing formal and informal volunteer recognition activities.

Required​ ​Qualification: Volunteer supervision experience required.

Preferred​ ​Qualification: Experience of working with and/or supervising college students preferred.

Knowledge,​ ​Skills,​ ​and​ ​Experience:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, flexibility, and ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
  • Knowledge of current trends, resources and information related to volunteerism.
  • Strong interests in, knowledge of, and/or experience in the Maker movement, various makerspace equipment such as a 3D printer and a laser cutter, making activities/programs, and computer design and programming preferred.

Salary​ ​Range: $25 per hour.


  • Please send cover letter and resume to:
  •  If you are interested, please contact Angelica Ferria ( or Bohyun Kim ( for more information.

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