Information for Makerspace Volunteers

The uOttawa Richard L’Abbé Makerspace has an amazing volunteer program which allows members to become more involved in the makerspace. Not only do you get experience with all different platforms available, this program is a great way to meet new people, and work on fun projects.

Benefits of being a volunteer

Reward program

Volunteering at the Richard L’Abbé Makerspace isn’t just fun, we also have put in place a reward program so that we can give back to you. To be eligible for the Makerspace volunteer reward program, you must complete a minimum of 1.5 hours per week.
Once you have signed up for your designated weekly shifts, you will receive a 10% volunteer discount from the Makerstore.

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0 Personalised laser cut acrylic name tag
When you have completed your training and certification, you will be a pro with our laser cutter. Show off your skills by designing and cutting your own nametag out of acrylic
Sign up for your designated weekly shifts and you will receive a 10% discount from the Makerstore
10 Richard L’Abbé Makerspace USB
After 10 hours of volunteer work, you probably have a lot of amazing ideas. Why not store them on your very own Richard L’Abbe USB stick?
20 Volunteer T-shirt
Show off your 20-hour mark with an awesome Makerspace Volunteer T-shirt.
30 $30 gift certificate to spend at the Makerstore
The Makerstore is your one stop shop for all your “Maker” themed projects, from acrylic for the laser cutter to Arduino compatible boards. When you have completed 30 hours of volunteer work, we give you $30 to spend at the Makerstore
40 $40 gift certificate to spend at the Makerstore
After 40 hours, your "maker" skills should be honed. Why not show off what you have learned by purchasing some electronics at the Makerstore? As a thank you for the 40 hours of work you have done, we are giving you a $40 gift certificate that you can spend at the Makerstore.
60 3D print on our professional quality printer
Have you ever wanted to print something really complex or maybe just a high-quality 3D printed model? After 60 hours of work, we think you deserve a coupon worth $60 that you can use towards a print on our Dimension SST printer.
80 Makerspace hoodie
After having made such a difference we want you to show it off by with more Makerspace swag. After the 80-hour mark, which is 288,000 seconds, you will receive your very own makerspace hoodie.

How to become a volunteer

We accept volunteers of all skill levels in the space so if you are interested click here to sign up!
You can become a volunteer in 3 steps:
1) Sign up or log in in
2) Go to the main page and inform us where do you want to volunteer (Makerspace or Brunsfield Center) in the 'Interests' field. and send us a request.
3) Wait until you get accepted.

Volunteer Opportunities

If you are a current volunteer and would like to track your hours, please go to in the volunteer area.