Monster Corps

What Monster Corps does for AMT

AMT is all about making access possible yet we are also volunteer run which means we always need resources. Often time and effort is as valuable, if not more valuable, than cold hard cash. Monster Corps is the program we use to organize the group of awesome folks who give us 6-8 hours of their time on operational tasks a month in exchange for membership.

This stellar group of folks is responsible for a huge amount of what gets done to Run The Org. This, in combination with the general membership who is crazy generous about volunteering, in general is why AMT works.

You don’t have to be a formal member of Monster Corps to be supported by the program! You do have to be a member of AMT. If you are interested in participating just contact the Monster Corps Coordinator to get started.

You do need to be able to communicate on our technology platforms (slack, and attend the monthly Monster Corps meetings.

How things work when you are in Monster Corps

Joining Monster Corps means joining AMT, and the process is much the same with a few tweaks. Once your account is set up, you will be trained on the tools and processes we use to run the program so that you can get started right away.

The Monster Corps gets together twice a month to exchange ideas, check in and refine the program.  You are required to attend one of these get togethers. This is also our opportunity to fill in any training gaps.

How Tasks are Assigned

The Monster Corps Coordinator works with MC members on task assignments and deadlines. Monster Corps Members can bank up to 3 months credit at any one time.

Who can be in Monster Corps

Anybody can be in Monster Corps… Well, anybody who normally qualifies for membership. Formal Monster Corps members are folks who completed the application process.

If you are AMT member out side the corps, who would like to benefit from the program, please contact the coordinator to be added.

How to Join Monster Corps

  • Fill out the application below.
  • If you are a good fit and we have an opening in the program we will contact you for an interview.
  • Once your application has been accepted, you will get in email with a link, a coupon code and instructions to set up your account here.
  • Once your account is set up you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete activating your account including scheduling training, picking up keys and choosing your first set of assignments.

*We would like to integrate hours tracking with the membership accounts on this site soon. To be part of that project contact Crafty.

Current highly desired positions

Network Team Lead.Keep our network, computers and peripherals in shape. Manage our software and machines images. We would be at your mercy.

Box-Bots Program Team Member. Help our electronics steward grow and run our fighting robot program! This is a great opportunity to get electronics exposure and work with a new set of folks at AMT. The kinds of things that need doing are marketing, assembling kits, and collaborating on ideas to make it more fun and less work to run.
Organizer. This position supports our Storage and Organization steward. Weekly maintenance of the red and blue tag system, resolving the red tagged materials, dealing with lost and found, etc. Requires ability to climb ladders and lift light but awkward things.
Marketing Distribution. Avid bike rider? This might be the right fit for you. We need materials dropped off about once a month to 40+ locations in Oakland and Berkeley. We also need wittty tweets and posts generated to promote classes and events a couple times a month.