Volunteer Opportunities

The Inland Northwest Woodturners is a volunteer organization

– meaning that everything is performed by members who give of their time to conduct the business and activities of the organization.  Besides helping to promote woodturning, volunteers also develop friendships by working alongside their fellow woodturners and you can learn new skills as well.

Volunteering is not time consuming.  Board members spend 6-10 hours a month on their duties but most volunteers only contribute at meetings or special events.  For example, the video assistant is responsible for setting up and operating the video equipment during our regular monthly meeting.  It usually takes less than a half hour to set up before the meeting and 15 minutes to take down after the meeting – and the rest of the time is during the meeting – and you’re already at the meeting!

Current volunteer opportunities and their estimated time commitment per month are:

  • Video assistant (~1 hour)
  • Assistant webmaster (~4 hours)
  • Facebook coordinator (~4 hours)
  • Assistant Coffee Coordinator (~1 hour)
  • Assistant Program Coordinator (~2 hours)
  • Assistant Newsletter Editor (~2 hours)
  • Cutting Party Coordinator (~1 hour + event)
  • Assistant Special Event Coordinator (~1 hour + ~5 hours per event)
  • Assistant Librarian (~1 hour)
  • Wood Raffle Coordinator (~1 hour)
  • Club Photographer (~1 hour per meeting or event)

Give of yourself – help your fellow woodturners (and yourself) and have fun while you’re doing it!  Training will be provided!

If you are interested in learning more about volunteering, contact the president, Doug Eaton; the webmaster, Frank Hutchison; or the treasurer, Carl Bodenstein, at any meeting or come to the monthly Board meeting at Frankie Doodles on the third Thursday at 11:30.  (If it’s your first time, the club buys your lunch!)

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