With the e-NABLE Community of volunteers growing rapidly over the past 2 years, there are numerous chapters that have been formed by students, groups, libraries, schools and maker spaces, who are all participating in creating free 3D printed hands and arms for those in need. Our local chapters are critical since they work face-to-face with communities in a shared language and cultural context. This allows us to deliver individualized devices that recipients love rather than “one size fits all”.
If you would like to connect to our chapters directly for help in creating your own device or to create a device for someone else or would like to join their chapter and volunteer with people in your local community, please check the map below to see if there is an e-NABLE Community chapter set up near you!
If you would like to create your own e-NABLE Chapter and get a pin on our map so that families can find you – please follow directions and steps below:
Steps to becoming an e-NABLE Chapter:
First and foremost:
Step 1: Visit the “Lend A Hand” page for information on how to get approved as a volunteer maker, read the code of conduct and how to get involved.
Step 2: Assemble your group and choose a leader. (This person must be at least 18 years old)
Step 3: Create your test hand and submit it for approval.
Step 4: Earn your Test Hand Approved badge.
Step 5: Set up your Chapter Facebook page. (We use Facebook for this, as we discovered that many of our chapter groups in countries outside of the USA have access to Facebook but not always web browser services.) You can find a blank logo to create your chapter logo with your own colors and style HERE!
Step 6: Fill out the intake form so that we can add your pin to the map!
If you have created your own chapter in your school, library, city or region, please fill out the information form and we will send you further details!
Step 7: Start jumping in to make hand kits, sign up to “adopt a school” and help underserved students learn about 3D printing and more!
** Please note, we are implementing a new process for managing chapters, so it may be several weeks before your chapter appears on the map! We are hoping to update weekly so check back and make sure your pin is there!
Chapters and Libraries Map
[NOTE: Libraries do not offer assistance with printing or assembly. They will only provide access to a 3D printer. Please do NOT ask them for help creating an e-NABLE device.]