FabLab Belfast (only for countries indicated)

FabLab Belfast (only for countries indicated)

Belfast, United Kingdom

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Project description

FabLab Belfast is a digital fabrication laboratory which is open to anyone and is a place to encourage creativity and entrepreneurship. The role of the Erasmus+ volunteer will be to support and be part of the FabLab team: - promoting FabLab Belfast - contributing ideas, designs and projects that can be facilitated within FabLab - assist staff in delivering activites within FabLab, including: Preparing for group workshops, Operating laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC milling machines and electronics; Helping individuals and groups in using FabLab to create their projects - meet, greet and support individuals in using FabLab - maintain equipment on regular basis - ensure FabLab is a safe and clean place to work - take stock of materials and prepare materials (plastics, cardboard, paper, wood, pens etc) for groups using FabLab - help devise design & fabrication projects within FabLab - maintain equipment on regular basis


Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

The placement is coordinated by Bryson and the volunteer will live in a shared house with Erasmus+ volunteers from other projects. S/he will have her/his own bedroom and will share living room, kitchen and bathroom with the other volunteers. Travel between the house and the project will be by bike or bus. The volunteer will receive money each week as volunteer allowance and money for food.


Training during the project

There will be induction and orientation training on arrival in Belfast and FabLab. The volunteer will be introduced to the work of the Ashton Community Trust and FabLab Belfast. S/he will receive training in the software and hardware used within the Lab. There will be Erasmus+ on arrival training and mid-term evaluation along with E+ volunteers from different projects.


Volunteer profile

OPEN ONLY TO VOLUNTEERS FROM COUNTRIES LISTED ON THIS PAGE The volunteer should have a good level of English or be prepared to work hard to improve their language skills quickly, since the role will involve direct contact with the public, including face to face and telephone contact. This placement will be of most interest to someone who wishes to understand the potential of new technologies in developing creativity and entrepreneurship.


How to apply

OPEN ONLY TO VOLUNTEERS FROM COUNTRIES LISTED Please email mhegarty@brysongroup.org (& NOT FabLab) with: - full CV - full motivation letter which is specific to the project - please state in the covering email that you are applying for the 12 month placement with FabLab Belfast


Additional information

A FabLab (Digital Fabrication Laboratory) is halfway between a laboratory & a workshop. It's a place where you can make (almost) anything, where both small children & inventors can turn ideas into reality. FabLab Belfast brings cutting edge digital technologies & global networks into the heart of Northern Ireland’s communities. Developed by MIT in Boston, almost any concept which can be designed on 2D or 3D software can be manufactured quickly & cost effectively within the lab & skills developed around IT. Translate

Participants with fewer opportunities

  • This organisation has a physical environment suitable for young people with physical, sensory or other disabilities (such as wheelchair access and similar.

Related links


This opportunity is offered in the frame of an Erasmus+ volunteering project and will be confirmed as soon as funding is approved.
For further information on the status of the project, please get in touch with the organisation.

Project dates

A total of 53 week(s) during the period 01/07/2019 to 30/06/2020

Project location

Belfast United Kingdom

Looking for volunteers from

Austria, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Spain, France

Project topics

Creativity and culture

Employability and entrepreneurship

Digital skills

Application deadline

Application deadline: 02/06/2019

Hosting organisation

Ashton Community Trust

Belfast, United Kingdom

Sending organisation

aha Tipps und Infos für junge Leute

Ravensburg, Germany

Jugendwerk der AWO Wuerttemberg e.V.

Stuttgart, Germany



GAIA - Grupo de Acção e Intervenção Ambiental

Lisboa, Portugal

Fundacja Rozwoju Spoleczenstwa Przedsiebiorczego

Wola (gmina Miedźna), Poland

Támaszpont Mentalhigiénés Oktatási és Prevenciós Közhasznú Alapítvány

Veresegyház, Hungary


Tvarožná Lhota, Czech Republic

akzente Salzburg - Initiativen für junge Leute

Salzburg, Austria



Centre Régional Information Jeunesse Nouvelle-Aquitaine - site de Poitiers


Asociación para la Formación y Actividades Interculturales para la Juventud

Madrid, Spain

Coordinating organisation

Bryson Charitable Group

Belfast, United Kingdom