Make connections that could change your life

The Welcome Desk Volunteer Program is a work-exchange. You give us 4 hours a week of welcome desk support and we give you unlimited access to Innovation Works Flex Desk space, our dynamic community, and all the other benefits of being a co-tenant of Innovation Works and a member of Pillar Nonprofit Network!

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Run the welcome desk.

Be a gracious host.

Share your ideas.

Make it Sparkle!

Choose your own adventure.


Our Welcome Desk Volunteers are the first face people see when they arrive at our space and their skills and presence set the tone. They excel in customer service, organization, communication and problem solving. They’re connectors of ideas and people and with over 100 Innovation Works co-tenants, you’ll meet a lot of people! 
Why Do It?
Being a Welcome Desk Volunteer gives you the opportunity to strengthen or develop skills in customer service, communication, office administration, programming, organization and problem solving! It also allows you to network with businesses and nonprofits in London, gives you a Flex Desk membership to Innovation Works and makes you a member of Pillar Nonprofit Network. 
The Commitment: 
Volunteers are scheduled to the same 4.5 hour shift every week for four months. This shift will either be from 8:15am-12:30pm or 12:30pm-4:45pm on either Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday.
Our Expectations:
Our expectation is that you will provide exceptional customer service, efficiently and gracefully handling whatever comes your way. We know that  our volunteers will  approach the role with the same level of professionalism they would bring to a paid position. 


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Innovation Works is a community committed to employment equity and sharing values of diversity and inclusion. We firmly believe that diversity animates new discoveries and welcome applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity.

 For those of you who like to know exactly what you’re getting into, here is a detailed description of your responsibilities:

Run the welcome desk. Welcome every visitor to Innovation Works with enthusiasm and an open mind. Handle phone and in-person inquiries, manage and book meeting rooms, and keep an eye on office supplies to make sure we’re prepared for anything!

Be a Gracious Host. A good host can make anyone feel welcome. At Innovation Works, you’ll take visitors on mini-tours of the space, prep meeting rooms, help organize and participate in community events, and keep us in check to make sure all our services are offered as inclusively as possible.

Share your ideas. Suggest new work practices and processes to improve Innovation Works’ flow and keep us on mission. Help us to be as effective as we can be!

Make it Sparkle! In order to make sure everyone’s experience at Innovation Works is awesome, we need your help to keep a clean and organized space. Don’t be afraid to get your hands dirty!

Choose your own adventure. Each of our Desk Exchange Animators has a diverse set of skills, and we want to celebrate that with you! What else can you do to support our operations and community?

If the above list sounds like something you can handle, and you can do it all with sincerity, care, fun, and goodwill, then we want you! Remember, this is a 6-month commitment.

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