Guild of Oregon Woodworkers

7634 SW 34th Avenue Portland, OR 97219

Volunteer Opportunities

The Guild operates solely through the use of volunteers.  From the Offices and the Board of Directors, to the Committees to building things in the Guild shop for the Guild and the community, there is a wealth of opportunity to improve your woodworking knowledge and help the Guild and the community.

Contact Charlie Meyer with questions or to lend a hand.

Current Needs:

Shows Committee Chair

Board Position.  Coordinate the Guild’s setup in a variety of art shows.  Using other volunteers, arrange for our involvement in at least three annual events, Gathering of the Guilds, Clackamas County Fair and Art in the Pearl

Website Assistants

Own a page or two of the website.    Update and maintain it on a periodic basis.   Most of the functions are well managed under current leaders.  A few pages need ongoing maintenance to keep them up to date.  An easy job.  Work with Bob Oswald   See structure of the website here.  See May 2018 newsletter for an outline of the website components.

Class Coordinators and Teachers

There is a running complaint from new members that there are not enough classes of some types.  People  join and then get discouraged that there are wait lists for several classes, especially those that get them into the shop.  The Education Committee is restructuring some of these and has ideas on how improve, but it comes down typically to having more people help.  In many cases, woodworking experience is minimal.



General Structure Where Extra Hands Are Needed

Guild Functions

Positions that make the Guild function

  • Serve on the board.  election once a year, one year at a time commitment.
  • Committee chair

  • Woodworking Shows
  • Estate assistance


Help in group environment

  • Education - plan classes and promotion
  • Class Coordinator
  • Instructor  - one time or ongoing
  • Communication - research and write articles for the newsletter
  • Meetings  assist with developing monthly programs

Hands-On Projects

Woodworking in the shop

  • Maintenance Night
  • Toy Building
  • Project Build Group
  • Community Project

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