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Big Brothers Big Sisters at DIYcave

The High Desert Makers (HDM) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives by bringing the benefits of "Making" to our community. We pair with other local organizations to reach those that are in need of confidence, self-efficacy, pastimes, hobbies, career options, education, and fun.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national mentoring program with local chapters that enables a one on one connection in the community between an adult and a child by creating a Big/Little match. The Big seeks out activities and opportunities to share with their Little that guide, challenge, interest, and engage them in familiar but also new ways. DIYcave is a perfect place to strengthen the bond between a Big and Little through a shared creative activity in one of their many mediums.

The partnership with DIYcave, HDM and Big Brothers Big Sisters helps to beneficially impact those community members that are trying to improve the quality of life for themselves and others.

Two Bigs who are also volunteer stewards at DIYcave have had fun bringing their Littles in to work on projects in wood and glass. They are excited for other Big/Little matches to experience the incredible creative and inspiring maker space with the generous support of the High Desert Makers!

BBBS volunteer with their Little after taking a class at DIYcave
Here's how to use the shop:
Before using the shop:
  • Sign Up for DIYcave Membership HERE to receive special BBBS benefits

  • Every Big will need to fill out a shop waiver. Every Little’s parent or guardian will need to fill out a shop waiver on the Little’s behalf

  • Not required, but come in for a tour to see what we're all about!​

Shop Time
  • You can reserve 2 hours/month free for time with your Little at the DIY Cave during open hours.

  • Reserve Shop Time Online at www.diycave.com/shop-reservations

    • Use code BBBS for discount *surcharge fees are not waived

    • After those free 2 hours, you pay the member rate of $12/hour plus any surcharges - Use the Member Discount code you receive in your welcome email after signing up for Membership

  • Bigs and Littles must work on the same project during shop time as per DIY Cave policy with children and helpers.

 

Assisted Shop Time, Thursday 4pm - 7pm
  • A DIYcave Volunteer will on duty will be prepared to provide a little extra hands on help if you don't feel confident using the shop by yourself.

  • This time counts toward the 2 hours/month free and $12/hour after the 2 hours

  • 2 pairs max at a time

 

Need inspiration?
  • Project Kits are available at cost while supplies last. Check out our online store for availability at www.diycave.com/bbbs-kits

Classes
  • Once a month, High Desert Makers will sponsor a class exclusive to Big/Little pairs at DIY Cave. See below for offerings.

  • Class is free, but Bigs will be responsible for materials fees ($XX to $XX)

 

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