5. Your Community Makerspace
Art & Design Studio
@ Orange Innovation Center
6. Your Community Makerspace
• Artist & Incubation Studios
• Community Kitchen &
• Wellness Center
• Workforce Development &
• Event Space
• And much more…
@ Pleasant Street School
7. Why Volunteer?
• Help accomplish real work and make a difference
• Strengthen community relationships and values
• Connect with new people
• Spark collaborative and creative problem solving
• Provide a broader range of perspectives, skills, and
• Be part of a necessary and critical resource for
8. Why Volunteer for LaunchSpace?
LaunchSpace is a community space. Volunteers are
fundamental to keeping the makerspace fun, vibrant,
clean and safe. Volunteerism is part of the mission
and success of our organization.
We involve volunteers so that we can tap into the
skills, experiences, and talents in the community.
9. What is LaunchSpace?
LaunchSpace, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit makerspace committed to innovative
economic and community development in post-industrial, semi-rural communities in
the North Quabbin and surrounding area by providing space and equipment for:
Creation; A space for local craftspeople produce their work, collaborate with other
makers, and take classes that teach members and non-members maker-based
Education; A place for partnering organizations to bring educational resources and
to provide a satellite campus for community colleges to offer employer specific job
training certificates and workforce development to upskill and reskill employees,
“micro”credit courses, and access to higher education and online learning
Incubation; Provide support and resources to entrepreneurs launching businesses
with a focus on the creative economy
10. Our Mission
“Benefitting people and enterprises through collaboration”
The mission of LaunchSpace, Inc. (LSI) is to support innovative
economic development in post-industrial, semi-rural
communities by providing opportunities to explore and develop
hands-on skills in support of enhanced personal satisfaction,
increased employment value, and business incubation to benefit
individuals, schools, businesses and the broader community.
12. Meet the Board of Directors
13. Benefits for Volunteers
Channel your passion in a stimulating environment.
Learn the nuts and bolts of nonprofit operations in an
Develop new skills and gain valuable experience that
can enhance your professional trajectory.
Do amazing work on a flexible, part-time basis.
Have fun while you make a difference.
An online profile
Free locker, based on availability
Free membership, depending on volunteer hours
14. Social Media Manager: (4+ hrs/wk)
Create, maintain, and implement
social media content calendar.
WordPress Manager: (2+ hrs/wk)
Manage and promote website on an
Admin Assistant: (2-4 hrs/wk)
Help organize files and update records
Accountant/Bookkeeper: (2+ hrs/wk)
A CPA expert in accounting to help
with bookkeeping and financial review.
Tool Master: (2+ hrs/wk)
Provide preventative maintenance,
and repair tools.
Volunteer Coordinator: (15+ hrs/wk)
Manage the daily operations of the
Pro-bono Volunteer Opportunities
Literature: Design a publication or
Education: Develop material for a
Education: Teach a class or
Research: Topics for a newsletter
article, a new web site section, a
grant application, a program or
Production: Create, edit, produce a
short video about LaunchSpace or
Or provide legal, business, financial
or any other expertise (answering
questions, creating a strategy,
commenting on a strategy,
reviewing or evaluating data, etc.).
Floor Helper: (4+ hrs/wk)
Be on-site to help members, clean
workshops, and work on projects.
Shop Steward: (8+ hrs/wk)
Oversee workshops, provide new
member orientations, run tool training.
Workshop Coordinator: (8+ hrs/wk)
Help workshop instructors plan their
workshops and be a support-person.
Grant Writer: (Varies)
Write grants to help the space keep
furthering its mission.
15. Ready to Volunteer?
Fill out volunteer application
• Found at www.launchspace-orange.com or by
Interview with staff
Complete volunteer onboarding
packet and required documents
Read and sign volunteer manual
Complete training specific to role
Start having fun with the team!
o Orientation &
16. See you in LaunchSpace or Zoom!
Here’s how to get in touch…
131 West Main Street
Orange, MA 01364
Phone: (917) 331-4992
Start with an introduction of the purpose of LaunchSpace, explaining our mission, and telling the audience about our vision of the project.
Discuss the benefits to the Town of Orange specifically, with an emphasis on keeping an otherwise abandoned building active with people interested in creating and growing new projects.