Get Involved


We run on volunteers.  And we could always use more of you!

Volunteers play an essential role at the NPTL. Whether you want to help staff the library during open hours, pitch in on special projects, or help us maintain tools, we have a place for you.

We need folks who can check tools in and out,  keep the library clean and in order, help members with their DIY projects, and repair tools.

In addition, we welcome anyone who would like to  help with general operations or outreach.

We also welcome skilled trades people, particularly to volunteer to staff or sponsor free skill-building workshops.

You have skills. We can use them.

If you’re interested in volunteering please come by the NPTL during open hours or email us at

From the bottom of our tool box, we thank you!

We are always seeking additional financial support to help expand the number of tools and services that we can provide. If writing a check, please make it out to to North Portland Community Works. We’re a 501c3 non-profit. We also accept tools in good condition upon inspection. If we can’t use it for the NPTL, we’ll sell it at our yearly tool sale and use the proceeds to keep NPTL running!
We’d also like to promote these nonprofits who we work with. Consider volunteering with them and donating to them if you have the time or money.

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