Get Involved - Volunteer


Sign up to for our Volunteer E-newsletter

In this newsletter you will receive notifications about new opportunities to support and celebrate with us when we are able to reconvene in person.  Do you have a special skill to share?  Tell us about it, we’d love to hear from you! 


The Foundry partners with VolunteerWNY. Links on this page will redirect you to VolunteerWNY, to search and sign-up for volunteer and service learning opportunities. 


Service Saturday

Once a month hands-on community service opportunity for all skill levels.  Great for anyone interested in community service and groups or individuals looking to satisfy service hour requirements. Service Saturday's are held on the 2nd Saturday of each month and are an opportunity for members of the general public to learn new skills as they help us improve our building and gardens, maintain our makerspaces and complete our community building projects.  

MakerSpace Supervisor

This dedicated group of skilled volunteers provide our members with expert support during open shop hours and help to maintain our makerspace tools and a safe working environment. Their passion, knowledge and expertise is what makes our Foundry community of makers so special.  Become a part of our community today by joining as a member, scholarships are available for those who qualify. Click on an opportunity below to learn more about how Makerspace Supervisors contribute to The Foundry.

  • Textile
  • Tech
  • Metal
  • Wood- Currently not recruiting. If you are skilled in building or wood construction please consider volunteering with our Building Committee or assisting with a Service Saturday.

Special Skills

  • Welcome desk- Foundry Greeter- Greet and direct visitors, assist with light administrative work.
  • Business Mentors- have experience and expertise to lend? Become a business mentor and help our small businesses succeed. The Foundry partners with WEDI and the SBDA for small business mentoring services.
  • Photography/Videographers- create stock photography, take head shots of our businesses, capture inspiring footage


Do you enjoy working behind the scenes and have professional expertise that you would like to contribute?  Or are you looking to gain experience or build your portfolio? Serve as a member of one of our committees!  Our committee volunteers are the nuts and bolts of our organization. Click on an opportunity below to learn more.