Welcome to SL2's Volunteer sign-up page! We love meeting like-minded people who want to engage in purposeful making! Check out our regular volunteer opportunities below.
1. NECDC Science Explorer Programme - We are looking for facilitators to conduct a workshop session with students on 26 Oct at Punggol Secondary School, 8am-12noon.
We will guide the students through a process of building a simple prototype of a solar cooker and dancing robot. A briefing will be conducted one week before on the 19 Oct at the Community Lab@UWCSEA at Tampines.
An honorarium of $20 will be paid for the briefing and $80 for the actual workshop session.
2. Tech Saturday - We meet every week to make stuff that address sustainability issues.
Currently, we are building a mobile solar powered dryer to process fresh produce for extended shelf life storage. This will help reduce food waste in the long run and also help small scale farmers be more economically sustainable.
We are aiming to showcase a working prototype at the Ubin Living Lab at Palau Ubin on the 25 Nov. There is a briefing and volunteer induction on the 14 Oct at the Community Lab@UWCSEA.
3. Repair Coach Training - Repair Coaches are at the heart of our movement to tackle the buy-and-throw-away culture by teaching people how to repair.
As a volunteer repair coach, you will be undergoing training on how to repair electrical & mechanical appliances and in turn you'll be offering your services to coach members of the public to repair their own items at the public Repair Kopitiam sessions held once a month. This requires a commitment of 8 consecutive weeks (6 weeks of training and 2 public Repair Kopitiam sessions). [Next Season starts on 6th August 2017]
All our volunteer programs require regular commitment (typically at least 8-10 weeks) as there is a significant degree of learning and skill development involved. Making takes loads of effort after all! If you can only volunteer on an ad-hoc basis, then do join us when we make open volunteer calls for specific events.
Sustainable Living Lab (SL2) is a social enterprise that aims to build a Sustainable Future through community building, technology experimentation and social innovation. Founded in 2011, we are organised as a social enterprise.
The "enterprise" part of our work involves running educational programs, corporate innovation programs, hackathons and developing products from bulk waste materials.