Maker Hub Community

The Maker Hub community is a thriving and diverse collective of creators, innovators, and visionaries. Anyone at Georgetown University is welcome to use the Maker Hub, so if you use our space you will meet students, faculty, and staff from across the campus.

Visitors can access the Maker Hub during open hours to work on self-directed projects, or schedule a consultation for more in-depth assistance. Before using any Maker Hub resources, all visitors should review the rules and policies.

Working in the Maker Hub

The Maker Hub can only function with the help of amazing people! Learn more about the various roles and opportunities below.

Click here for a full list of current Maker Hub staff and volunteers. You can also find information on which skills each staff/volunteer is proficient in, and when they are on shift to help you plan your next Maker Hub visit.


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Volunteers are the backbone of the Maker Hub. They welcome new users, instruct visitors on how to use tools, and provide advice on projects according to their expertise. When not helping visitors, they are cleaning and organizing the space, learning new tools themselves, and working on other projects to improve and promote the Maker Hub.

If you are interested in volunteering at the Maker Hub, please fill out the ViT Program Application! New students are accepted each semester to participate in our Volunteer in Training (ViT) Program in which they learn Maker Hub systems and policies, practice hands-on skills at different making stations, and hone their interpersonal skills as they shadow an experienced volunteer.


Monitors are the Maker Hub's team of student staff. Each monitor works between 6-12 hours each week, are given a personal keycode, and are paid an hourly wage in accordance with DC laws and Library policies. Monitors are required to have a Federal Work Study award. Please check HoyaWorks for open Monitor positions. 

Maker Neighbors

Maker Neighbors are not directly GU affiliated, but have special expertise that they share with the Maker Hub Community through volunteer hours, mentorship, and special projects. To learn more about the Maker Neighbor Program, including how to become one, check out the Maker Neighbor webpage.

Maker Hub Manager

David Strout is the Manager of the Maker Hub. The Manager turns the mission of the Maker Hub into policies, procedures, and programming. He also makes decisions about purchases, and oversees the organization and design of the physical and digital spaces of the Maker Hub.