Area-Specific Volunteering


The Area-Specific Volunteering Process is unique to each prospective Peer Mentor depending on which area they choose to take a closer look at. Each badge consists of a series of different activities designed to give a better understanding of the various machinery, software, best practices, etc. for the area it represents in order to give a prospective Peer Mentor a better overall understanding of the space while simultaneously training them in usage of the equipment and providing existing staff a means of evaluating their potential as a Peer Mentor.

Steps to the Area-Specific Volunteering Process

  1. Create a single Proposal in the Project Management System for the entire Area-Specific Volunteering process
    1. Under [My Proposals] select [Create New] 
    2. Fill out the project proposal form with the appropriate information 
      • The correct information is dependent on the area you wish to volunteer in 
        • Printing and Prototyping 
        • Hotworks 
        • Manufacturing 
        • Electronics 
      • Proposal Information: 
        • Proposal Name: DesiredArea Volunteering – YourName 
        • Description: Project for completion of the DesiredArea Volunteering Passport Badge 
        • Resources or Equipment: DesiredArea Volunteering 
        • Purposes: Personal 
  2. Complete the relevant safety badges in Passport 
    • Required safety badges are listed in the completed proposal 
  3. Talk to a member of the Front Desk Staff to get your proposal accepted 
    1. Join the [Waiting Room] channel in the Bechtel Center Discord 
    2. Explain to the staff member that you need a volunteering proposal accepted and give them the link 
  4. Complete the Area-Specific Volunteering Passport Badge for your desired area