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Bike Maintenance Workshop at the Vancouver Tool Library

Now that summer weather is finally upon us, be sure that your bike can get you around the city without issue at our Introductory Bike Maintenance Workshop.

Facilitator Bruce Haines will alleviate any confusion you have about the mechanics of your bike by helping you become familiar with the VTL bike tool collection, going over common repairs, and answering your specific questions. Tips will be provided on how to share the road and navigate safely…


Added by Caitlin Dorward on July 20, 2012 at 9:39am — No Comments

Two days left to apply for "Build It" Program

There are still two days to apply to the Vancouver Tool Library's "Build It" volunteer and tool training program!

"Build It” is a program that aims to support our volunteers as they become more involved with their community while developing their personal skill set in tool use and woodworking. Over the six month duration of the program, participants work one shift per week at the VTL and receive monthly training and workshops, as well as all the necessary materials,…


Added by Caitlin Dorward on June 8, 2012 at 9:13pm — No Comments

The Vancouver Tool Library is Hiring!

We are very excited to announce that the Vancouver Tool Library will be bringing on a part time Events and Promotions Coordinator this summer! We are currently seeking a dynamic individual to work in this contract position along side our Board of Directors to help plan and promote the exciting workshops and events that the VTL runs.

Interested in applying? Check out thefull job description on our…


Added by Caitlin Dorward on May 23, 2012 at 10:38pm — No Comments

Vancouver Tool Library seeking shop volunteers

Hey Folks, we are still short on shop volunteers over at the Vancouver Tool Library and are calling on YOU to get involved! 

Shop volunteers work at the VTL during open hours and are responsible for signing up members, loaning out tools, performing tool maintenance checks, and other shop-related activities. We have a three-tiered volunteer training program that is built around a mentorship model to ensure that every volunteer has the chance to learn and grow in their…


Added by Caitlin Dorward on October 6, 2011 at 10:25am — No Comments

Vancouver Tool Library - Grand Opening July 16th!

Excited to share the news that the Vancouver Tool Library will be officially opening on July 16th, 2011!

We’ve got a fun celebration planned for the big day – we’ll be running mini workshops on planter box building, bike maintenance, and gardening, as well as doing shop tours, signing up new members, and collecting tool donations. Enjoy live music and a $5 BBQ lunch, all proceeds support the VTL. It’s all happening from 11am - 4pm on Saturday July…


Added by Caitlin Dorward on July 4, 2011 at 10:59pm — No Comments

Volunteer Positions with The Vancouver Tool Library

The VTL is a 100% volunteer driven organization, and we are looking for people to join our team as we get closer to our launch date. We currently have three officer positions available: Tool Maintenance Officer, Marketing and Promotions Officer, and Workshops Officer. Officers work closely with members of our Board of Directors to assist them with their portfolios. Each position requires a commitment of approximately 5 hours per week and offers a unique opportunity to get involved with an…


Added by Caitlin Dorward on June 14, 2011 at 6:32pm — No Comments

Vancouver Tool Library fundraiser this Saturday April 30

We've found a space to set up our tool library, at 3448 Commercial Street, and we're holding an open house to celebrate and raise some money to help support our launch. We invite you all to come down to the VTL this Saturday, April 30th, from 10am-2pm for...

  • $2 pancakes 'til noon, live music all day 
  • Membership signups: purchase your lifetime membership share ($20 cash or cheque) and pay your annual maintenance fee ($30 cash or…

Added by Caitlin Dorward on April 26, 2011 at 11:53am — 2 Comments

The Vancouver Tool Library

We're launching a tool lending library in East Vancouver - The Vancouver Tool Library (VTL) is still in the development stages, so we haven't opened our doors yet, but when we do we will be equipped with tools for home repair and renovation, gardening work, and bicycle maintenance, and will loan them to our members free of charge. We're also planning to run workshops and community events, once we get our feet on the ground.

Find out more at our website …


Added by Caitlin Dorward on March 30, 2011 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

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