Volunteers Make it Happen!

There is no way we could have come this far, evolving from G.A.L.A. to Makers Mill, without the thousands of hours and megawatts of creative energy and ideas invested by our volunteers.

There are a variety of roles to be played

We strive to make the volunteer experience meaningful, productive, and fun!  Whatever your level of interest, skill set, or availability, there is an important role for you!


Are you interested in being part of a planning circle that meets regularly (but not too often!), to help shape Makers Mill’s programs, advancement, or property logistics?

Nominate yourself or someone else


Or would you rather swing a hammer, pick up a paintbrush, bake cookies for an event, or help with data entry and administrative tasks in the office?


Or maybe you’d like to teach a workshop on a particular skill or craft, or offer training on a certain tool or piece of equipment?

What would you like to teach?

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Volunteer Testimonials

Mark Hempton

"I believe in the Makerspace mission: establishing cooperative workshops and a community of makers. I enjoy the camaraderie of working with others toward a greater good.”

Mark Hempton

Mark has been volunteering as part of the Crow Bar Crew since we purchased the building and with his wide ranging skills, drew up the floor plans and equipment recommendations for the Wood Shop. Mark is the Team Leader for the Building & Property Circle and played a key role in the success of the Tool Raisers. He also sits on the Building Design Council.
Volunteer Eli Roxby

“I love volunteering for G.A.L.A.'s Makers Mill because each day it is something new and exciting. While I enjoy getting my hands dirty, getting to know the other volunteers from all different backgrounds has been my favorite aspect of volunteering."

Eli Roxby

Eli volunteers with the Building & Property Circle and the Programs Circle, collaboratively sharing his abilities to problem solve, fix things, and make stuff especially if it involves wood or bikes.
Jeanne Flanagan making shoes

“I grew up in a family that made things from clothes to go-carts. Skills I still use every day. G.A.L.A.'s Makers Mill nourishes that hands-on, inquiring mind and I am so looking forward to teaching and learning at the makerspace so we can inspire even more people to create for themselves.”


Jeanne wears several hats as a volunteer advisor and maker. Jeanne has a wealth of knowledge about Fabric Arts and has also been a makerspace instructor for many years. Jeanne has taken on the role of Fabric Arts Shop Advisor, guiding us through the planning for the studio’s layout and tools/equipment inventory. And, when COVID hit, Jeanne made over 100 beautiful tie-dye masks which we were able to gift to donors of our Spring Appeal.

“I have learned over the years that when you support efforts being made to make the world a better place, that creates healing within and greater happiness in life.  I know what Makers Mill's goals are, I believe in those goals, and so I want to support them however I can.”


Jim has been a super helpful volunteer since G.A.L.A.’s early days. Whether there’s a construction project to be done or designed, or an event requiring support, Jim shows up ready to roll up his sleeves and tackle the task!
Volunteer Shelly McGee

"Whether you're fresh out of high school or newly retired, Makers Mill will provide a way for you to learn new skills and identify hidden talents in a safe, non-judgmental environment while collaborating with others.”

Shelly McGee

Shelly is one of those volunteers every organization wishes they had - she always turns up to help - with a smile, and great ideas!
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