Volunteer
First and foremost: we value everyone’s safety and health. As volunteers, we seek to do no harm, and to protect ourselves and others.

What does that mean? Following protocols and guidelines for protection and social distancing such that you and other volunteers are not exposed to Covid-19. We provide PPE for our own volunteers to protect themselves while participating in our activities. Our face shields go to central cleaning hubs so that we can ensure properly handling and processing of materials prior to distribution.
Be a maker

Help 3D print frames (PETG only) or ear savers, use your laser cutter to cut ear savers, or cutting machine to cut face shields.

What expertise do I need to be a maker?

If you have some experience with and access to a 3D printer you can print frames and ear savers.  If you’re crafty and have access to a Cricut, vinyl cutter, or even a hole punch and scissors you can make shields.

How do I connect with other makers for this effort?

Head over to our Facebook group:
Washington State 3D Face Shield Hub

I want to print visors, what file do I use?

Please download the fabrication package for the PNWS from our NIH submissions:PNWS Full
PNWS Short

If you would like more detail and our other designs please head to our GitHub.
GitHub Repo

I want to cut shields, what can I use to do that?

Shields can be cut by hand or machine from 8.5”x11” optically clear transparencies, however we prefer optically clear Polycarbonate or PET.  Any thickness between 0.1mm and 0.4mm (4mils to 16mils). The pattern can be found as part of our NIH submission.

I want to print ear savers, what file do I use?

The design we recommend for ear savers are NIH approved and can be found here:https://3dprint.nih.gov/discover/3dpx-013410

Be a road warrior

You are the magic that helps us move things from point A to point B. Help relocate batches of maker created PPE to our central hub facilities, and to our designated recipients.

What does a typical drive look like for a road warrior?

We’ve created an application that we use to track pickups and deliveries. As a road warrior, you will be able to see a list of makers with frames waiting for pickup. You can go through the list and accept the ones waiting near you, that fit with your schedule. Once selected, you text to notify the maker, do a porch pick up following safe handling guidelines, and pick up from the porch. Then do the porch drop off at the end destination. No in person interactions.

Would I be able to get reimbursement for mileage?

Yes! We reimburse mileage at the IRS rate of $.575/miles. You can track your mileage using a mileage tracking app, or calculate distance traveled using a map app of your choice.

How would I know what to pick up?

Each shipment has a unique tracking number in the app and is labeled for ease of identification on the porch.

What am I typically picking up/dropping off?

A typical pickup is a bag or box containing frames and/or shields. A typical delivery run may involve multiple pickups. This photo, for example, is a pickup from a maker containing 400 frames.

Volunteer with us

There are many other ways to help - you can help us spread the word about donations. If you have connections to suppliers and manufacturers, we will vet these resources on a 1:1 basis. If you want to help with some other part of our logistics, reach out, and we’ll let you know if there’s something you can help us with :)

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