Volunteer! Get Involved at The Steel Yard!

Photo credit: James Lastowski
After months of construction and restorations, The Steel Yard is almost ready to re-open (OMG!)... but first we're gonna need all the Yardie help possible. Let's get our hands dirty and get back to work!

We have to move tools, equipment and materials back into the studio building... plus, set up the welding, jewelry, blacksmithing and ceramics shops so they're good and ready for fall courses and the incoming artists in residence. THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN, by helping move us back in and get the shop ready you will be one of the first to see us fully renovated and updated.

HALLOWEEN IRON POUR is scheduled for October 19, 2019... Over the next two months, we will be building all of the props and decorations for the fundraiser twice a week during FAB NIGHTS. We need a ton of skilled metalworkers but have projects for other folks too.

Below, is a BIG BIG list of dates and times that we're inviting y'all to come down and lend a hand.PLEASE, add these dates to your calendars, put a reminder in your phone, leave a sticky note on your mirror... bring your friends, fam, and coworkers down with you.

*Please note All Volunteers must check-in with a Staff Member prior to volunteering to sign-in and sign the Liability Waiver.
SSVD (10 AM - 2 PM)
SSVD Saturday, August 10
SSVD Saturday, September 14
SSVD Saturday, October 12
MOVE-IN Wednesday, August 14 (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
MOVE-IN Thursday, August 15 (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
MOVE-IN Monday, August 19 (9 AM - 12 PM)
MOVE-IN Tuesday, August 20 (9 AM - 12 PM)
MOVE-IN Wednesday, August 21 (9 AM - 12 PM)
FAB NIGHTS (5:30 PM - 8:30 PM)
FAB NIGHT 1 Wednesday, August 28
FAB NIGHT 2 Friday, August 30
FAB NIGHT 3 Wednesday, September 4
FAB NIGHT 4 Friday, September 6
FAB NIGHT 5 Wednesday, September 11
FAB NIGHT 6 Friday, September 13
FAB NIGHT 7 Wednesday, September 18
FAB NIGHT 8 Friday, September 20
FAB NIGHT 9 Wednesday, September 25
FAB NIGHT 10 Friday, September 27
FAB NIGHT 11 Wednesday, October 2
FAB NIGHT 12 Friday, October 4
FAB NIGHT 13 Wednesday, October 9
FAB NIGHT 14 Friday, October 11
FAB NIGHT 15 Wednesday, October 16
FINAL FAB NIGHT Friday, October 18

Do I need any special skills to volunteer?
We have various volunteer projects for all different skill levels. We welcome everyone to join us. There are a LOT of special projects that require the proper training on various tools and equipment. Be sure to check-in with a staff person about any special skills or training that you have.

What should I wear?
At the Steel Yard ALWAYS be prepared to get a little dirty. Wear comfortable clothes, closed toed shoes, and natural fabrics like cotton and wool. We'll provide all the safety equipment and gear depending on the project.

Should I bring anything?
Water bottle and snacks! Check the weather, sometimes we work outside so wear plenty of sun protection as well.

Can anyone volunteer?
You bet! Whether it's moving in, fab nights or our SSVD- volunteer opportunities are open to the public. Everyone who volunteers MUST check-in first and sign the LIABILITY WAIVER before getting to work.

How old do you have to be to volunteer?
All minors (under age of 18) who participate in volunteer opportunities MUST have a parent/guardian sign a LIABILITY WAIVER before getting to work. Volunteers under the age of 14 MUST be with their parent/guardian at all times while volunteering at The Steel Yard.

I can't make it for the whole time, is that okay?
Totally, we appreciate all the help we can get. Please be sure to check in with a Steel Yard staff member prior to getting to work.

Where's The Steel Yard located?
27 Sims Avenue Providence, RI 02909

Where should I park?
There is free on street parking along Sims Avenue.