We are excited to announce that we are opening more services at Do Space. See what is changing below: 

Public Computer & WiFi Access

We are no longer requiring members to have a reservation for a computer. Starting on June 1st will be returning our lab to its full capacity of 57 desktop computers with plenty of open seating for those who wish to use their own devices and our WiFi. The three-hour daily time limit will also be removed from our computers. We do ask that people continue to maintain a social distancing of three feet whenever possible.

3D Lab

Starting June 1st, Members will once again be able to book specific equipment instead of the 3D Lab as a single room. Time limits of up to 4 hours per day, twice a week will continue as it was pre-pandemic. This means that multiple members may be in the room simultaneously. The 3D Lab will have a maximum capacity of seven people at a time. This will allow for all of the equipment to be used at the same time. While this is not a regular occurrence, if the room capacity is reached, someone you brought along with you may be asked to exit the Lab. They will be more than welcome to stay elsewhere in the building in the meantime.

Active Learning Lab & Littles Lab

Our Active Learning Lab and Littles Lab no longer require reservations and are open to whoever wishes to use them. All of our tech kits are now available for checkout. However, there is a new room capacity of 15 and 10 respectively. If staff notice that more people are in the room than these capacities allow, the most recent entrants will be asked to leave the room. Many of our tech kits can easily be used elsewhere in the building if room capacity is reached.

In-Building Classes:

Starting in June, we will begin hosting limited in-building classes that will be available by registration only. Each Thursday, we will host 3D lab classes starting at 6:30 pm, with a max capacity of 4 attendees. Additionally, we will host family classes every other Thursday starting June 17th. Each class will host 10 groups of three. Register here.

Find the full in-building class schedule below: 
3D Lab: 
  • June 3rd: Laser Cutter Basics: 6:30pm: 3D Lab
  • June 10th: Laser Cutter Basics: The Rotary Tool: 6:30pm: 3D Lab
  • June 17th: Laser Cutter Basics: 6:30pm: 3D Lab
  • June 24th: 3D Scanner Basics: 6:30pm: 3D Lab
Summer Family Classes: 
  • June 17th: Draw Up with 3Doodlers: 1:00pm & 2:00pm
  • July 1st: 4th of July Pins: 1:00pm & 2:00pm
  • July 15th: Articulated Cardboard Grabber: 1:00pm & 2:00pm
  • July 29th: Draw up with 3Doodlers: Backpack Charms: 1:00pm & 2:00pm

Mentor Appointments & Cyber Seniors:

We are bringing back in-building tech assistance with our Cyber Seniors program and Mentor Appointments. 

Starting June 2nd, Cyber Seniors is returning to Do Space each Wednesday from 9am-12pm by appointment only. As we begin to reopen our services, the health of our members, volunteers, and staff is still our number one priority. We will have open appointments at 9am, 10am, & 11am. Appointments are 45 minutes in length. Please call 402-819-4022 to schedule your appointment

Our Mentor program offers members the opportunity to meet with a dedicated volunteer to jump-start learning. We have mentors who are experienced in a wide range of technology skills from basic computer needs to more advanced programming guidance. Mentor appointments are one-on-one and take place at Do Space. These sessions are intended to empower our members to roll up their sleeves and tackle projects on their own. 

Click here for more information or to sign up for an appointment.

Volunteers Needed: 

Do Space would not be possible without the generous support of our volunteers. By sharing their technology know-how and passion, volunteers not only get the unique experience of enriching the community by helping them achieve their goals but also gain skills through exclusive volunteer opportunities. 

Volunteer Opportunities include: 
  • Sidekicks enhance the community as a technology resource for Omaha.
  • As a Sidekick, you will share your passion for tech by assisting members at the Tech Help Desk with basic software and hardware questions to enhance their experience and improve their basic skills.
  • The Sidekick position is ideal for people with general tech skills and “go-getters” willing to search for the answers. We ask for a minimum of four shifts per month for no less than six months.
  • Do Space Explorers are important to the enrichment of our youth and adult programs by providing guidance to our members as they learn something new. Explorers make our programs fun!
  • Explorers assist with Do Space programs such as Cyber Seniors and youth programs, acting as an assistant educator and/or event assistant.
  • Minimum time commitment varies upon the proposed program. Explorers are vital to the success of our programs and are asked to attend each time the program meets.
  • The Do Space Mentor position is ideal for people with specialized skills that are looking for a way to give back to the Omaha community. Mentors are technology tutors for the Do Space community and are crucial to the success of Do Space by giving us the ability to answer virtually any tech question.
  • Mentors meet with Do Space members to assist in jump-starting a project or skill for a one-on-one meeting.
  • Mentors are asked to have at least four available hours per month. This position is very flexible and perfect for those with limited availability.

Sign up to become a volunteer

With all of these changes, our priority remains the health and safety of our members and our staff. Masks are still required to be worn at all times while in the building. 

We are open Monday-Friday 7AM-9PM and Saturday-Sunday 9AM-7PM. 

About Author
Allison Bartlett

Allison Bartlett is the Director of Community Learning for Do Space