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Workshop Volunteer

Are you looking to share your woodworking knowledge and be part of an inclusive making community that celebrates sharing skills, tools, and learning resources? We’re looking for volunteers with basic to expert woodworking skills who have an eye for health and safety and love to work collaboratively with makers of all skill levels. You will be supporting our open workshop member sessions, helping with woodworking projects, and working with the team to keep the workshops running smoothly.

About The Edinburgh Tool Library

The Edinburgh Tool Library was established with three goals: Reduce our members carbon footprint, and promote sharing as an alternative to consumption, Save all our members money, and give low income households access to equipment they otherwise couldn?t afford, Create opportunities for unemployed young people with barriers to employment by pairing them with mentors

Experience Required

Basic woodworking skills and tool knowledge, comfortability with health and safety standards and monitoring said standards, ability to teach basic woodworking skills and to troubleshoot ideas with new learners.

Training Details

Interested workshop volunteers will be trained and inducted on the workshop machinery by the workshop manager and other trained workshop volunteers. While people may come in with skills and other expertise, we still need to train them in accordance with our policies and procedures. Volunteers may be offered additional outside woodworking training when the opportunity arises.

Flexibility & Commitment


6 hours a month

Location/Travel Details

We have two workshop locations: 1 Customs Wharf, Leith, ​​EH6 6JA 19 Windsor Place, Portobello EH15 2AJ

Accessibility Details

  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs