Our Volunteer Program

The Curious Forge relies on the enthusiasm, energy, and commitment of our volunteers — artists, handymen, tinkerers, and techies to enhance the experience for our members, non-profit organizations, summer camps for kids, and our whole community!

Become one of the valued volunteers who bring their passion and professionalism to the community through the varied programs offered at The Curious Forge. Our volunteers reflect our community and come from all walks of life, ages, and experiences.  No previous experience is required for some of our volunteer positions and for others, experienced artisans, techies, and retirees can join an amazing team truly making a difference in people’s lives.

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Studio Guide

We have 16 different studios run by an amazing team of artisans, builders, and techies. If you have passions and skills that you want to share, let us support you in bringing them to the community with opportunities to host skill shares, workshops, exhibits, and one-on-ones.


With 20,000 sq/ft, 16 major studios, and 200+ members, a variety of skills are needed to grow the space. Everything from administrative assistance, web wranglers, and techies to event producers… if you have skills and time to give, come see us about becoming a part of the space.

Specialty Role

All the activity in the space needs coordination, tracking, and communication. If you have time to spare, a love of supporting creatives, and good attention to detail, the community needs you!

Event Support

We want to bring fun, excitement, and first-time experiences to our community. We have hosted events like Hot Metal, Cold Beer, numerous open houses, challenges, and other activities… you haven’t seen anything yet. Be a part of the largest creative space in the region and help us bring excitement and engagement to our community.


  • You are at least 16 years old
  • You have a specific interest in volunteering for a community arts/makerspace center
  • You can commit to 4-6 hours/week


  • You have a desire to contribute to your community
  • You have a positive, enthusiastic attitude and are comfortable meeting and interacting with a wide variety of people
  • You are dependable, reliable, and punctual for volunteer assignments
  • You have a willingness to learn what you need to know to do your volunteer assignment
  • You show a willingness to cooperate with other volunteers
  • You are familiar with and have access to a computer for correspondence and scheduling


  • The opportunity to learn more about the many creative and technical areas at the Forge
  • Free Membership
  • Invitations to exclusive, volunteer-only tours and events
  • Opportunities to volunteer with others who have similar interests
  • Opportunities to participate in project-based or one-time activities for volunteers
  • 20% discount for workshops and 50% discount on studio qualifications
  • Once you become a core volunteer, you’ll hear about additional volunteer opportunities around the space