Volunteer

"Hatch is more than a room full of tools, it is more like a state of mind. The volunteers are there because they want to be there, they want to show others what they know and learn from the other volunteers. It is a place of sharing and cooperation." — Danny Lawrence, Hatch Volunteer Since 2016

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Volunteers Are the Heart of Hatch Makerspace

Hatch couldn’t exist without the help of dedicated volunteers who bring their skill and passion to the makerspace. Volunteers must possess passion for making (whatever form that takes for you), a desire to learn, and a willingness to help others achieve their creative goals.

Time Commitment
All Hatch volunteers must be able to commit to at least one 3 hour volunteer shift per month. 

Requirements
Because the volunteer role is very independent, Hatch volunteers must be over 18 years old. All volunteers must pass a CORI background check and complete orientation training with the Hatch Coordinator. 

Current Needs
We're looking for new volunteers to help on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday evenings from 6 pm to 9 pm, or even a little earlier. If you can commit to helping during those hours at least once a month, apply today!

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New! Hatch Youth Internship

Hatch internships are available to youth aged 16-19 who have not yet received their high school diploma or equivalent. 

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Volunteer Testimonials

"I boiled it down to one thing - connection. Making is connection - connecting your interests and ideas with your ability to concretize, make something concrete that was once an idea. But connection is also with others - sharing ideas and experiences, learning, teaching, and appreciating. Other people's creativity is just so exciting. Making is all about connections between the abstract and the concrete; between people and things; between people and other people and THEIR ideas. Everything goes around in this circle and Hatch is right there in the middle. So I will do everything I can to help Hatch keep going." — Cheryl Moreau, Hatch Volunteer since 2015

"I am a Hatch true believer that the place has been and can be in the future an important community nexus." — Seth Deitch, Hatch Volunteer since 2018

"I've been Watertown homeowner for the last 22 years and a volunteer at Hatch for the last four. Hatch is a resource. Hatch is a community center for Watertown's geek community, as well as that of several surrounding cities and towns. But Hatch is more than a room full of tools, it is more like a state of mind. The volunteers are there because they want to be there, they want to show others what they know and learn from the other volunteers. It is a place of sharing and cooperation. Hatch has even served as a model for many of the makerspaces that have opened locally. Many times after I have given someone the "nickel tour” they will say: wow, I didn't  think you could find a place like this in Watertown!” — Danny Lawrence, Hatch Volunteer since 2016