Nonprofit Community Arts & Makerspace in Sebastopol, CA.


Help us build Chimera

We are a volunteer run non-profit that has built community workshop from the ground up. To succeed, we need helpers who are interested in donating their time and expertise to spread the word, host classes, and create along with us. There are two ways you can help us: Volunteer or Donate. Scroll down to find out more.

Donate & Volunteer


Your cash donation will go to helping us pay for rent and utilities, purchase equipment and supplies and put on events, meetups and classes!

Amazon Smile

Purchase things on a lot? Using Amazon Smile a small percentage of your purchases will get donated directly to Chimera (and it costs nothing extra to you!). Check it out here:

Tax Receipt

We’re a 501(c)(3) organization so we can offer tax receipts for donations.


Chimera does not offer any reimbursements for donations. If you’d like to donate something to Chimera and want something in return, the only thing we can offer is a tax receipt (and our thanks!).


Got something awesome you want us to have? If you have equipment that you’d like to donate, please send us a message.


Don’t have things or money to donate but want to help? We’re always looking for people to help us train members, clean and move things, produce events and do odd jobs. If that’s interesting to you, please contact us.

Have a particular skill? Then you might want to consider becoming a teacher. Shoot us a message if you're interested!

Get Involved!

Chimera is an inclusive, diverse and fun loving community of makers of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds. There is something for everyone at Chimera!

Here are some ways to get involved:

Sign-up To Volunteer

Help Chimera grow and make positive changes to bring you more tools, classes, and community events. Our members are talented, driven, and diverse! You can help us build this community by volunteering to help us out with a few special projects a year. 

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Don't want to make the drive or commit to a schedule? We can still use your help doing remote volunteering; Posting to social media, consulting on projects, listing classes, etc.
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