The Roswell Firelabs Makerspace needs your help! In May, the Firelabs will have been open for its first full year. In that time, membership has grown and the space has flourished. There are so many exciting classes and projects - and still more to come! We’ve been able to connect with the community through our everyday activities as well as through special events like our Holiday Makers Marketplace back in December and a variety of smaller events for Girl and Boy Scout troops, schools, and other programs. The passion of our members has been amazing to see.
But, with growth comes growing pains.
The Firelabs was started by a small group of individuals who saw the need for a space like this in the community and worked hard to make it a reality. The Roswell Firelabs Makerspace doesn’t have any employees and is entirely volunteer-run. Each of these volunteers gives their time and energy to the space on top of jobs, families, school, and other responsibilities. And we need your help!
We always say that the Firelabs is a community-driven space, and that’s true. However, it can only stay that way if the community is involved. That, paired with the various duties around the space, makes it incredibly important for more people to get involved. (Plus, it’s a great way to meet more people around the space and have your voice heard.)
Interested? We thought you might be! Here are some of the openings that currently need to be filled:
We’re looking for someone (or someones!) who is available to help us create posts for the Roswell Firelabs Makerspace’s social media accounts. These include Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Not knowing how to use these platforms shouldn’t be a deterrent, either! One of the things that make the Firelabs so special is the enthusiasm of our members. Everything else we are happy to teach you. After all, sharing knowledge is a huge part of our philosophy!
This actually covers several roles. The Roswell Firelabs is forming a subcommittee of individuals to manage events that the makerspace hosts. This includes our classes, special events and marketplaces, school events, and other things. The Events Subcommittee will work with the Communications Committee and the Community Outreach Subcommittee to schedule, prep, and execute the events around the space.
This second subcommittee is exactly what it sounds like! We’re looking for a few individuals who are passionate about reaching out to both our members and the surrounding community. This includes planning convention/festival appearances, working with the Events Subcommittee to host special events for community organizations, and figuring out the best ways for the Roswell Firelabs to serve those around us.
Other roles need to be filled around the space, too, so don’t be discouraged if none of these are quite what you’re interested in - though we will be very, very happy if they are! There will be an email going out with more information on where the needs are and providing members with information about how to get involved. Several meetings for the various volunteer topics are being scheduled so that those interested may attend to learn more.
Remember, we can’t do this without you!