Tetra chapters comprise a small group of technical volunteers, led by a coordinator.
We ask volunteers for up to 12 hours per month. All out-of-pocket expenses, such as materials and mileage, are reimbursed. Volunteers do not have to be engineers, although most are. All technical skills are appreciated to ensure a good cross-section of skills.
- Participate in monthly volunteer meetings
- Meet clients, in the presence of a third-party (friend, family member, caregiver, etc.), to discuss project requirements
- Design and build an assistive device or adaptation solution based on identified requirements, within a pre-determined timeframe
- Follow safety guidelines established by Tetra
- Make adjustments to assistive device as necessary, until both volunteer and client are satisfied with the results
- Provide documentation of project solution(s), including detailed diagrams/photographs, wherever possible
- Present project solutions and suggestions at volunteer meetings
Because each request is unique, the time required for each project varies.
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Tetra volunteers at the 2008 Gizmo Awards in Vancouver, BC..
For more information see the Tetra Volunteering FAQ. After that, for more information, contact Tetra:
Tetra National Program Coordinator
Suite 318 – 425 Carrall St.
Vancouver, BC V6B 6E3
Phone: 604-688-6464 ext. 108