e-NABLE Community Chapters

With the e-NABLE Community of volunteers growing rapidly in recent 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!

e-NABLE Chapters Map

Note: If you have trouble viewing this map (i.e. on mobile devices), you can open it in a separate tab here.

If you would like to create your own e-NABLE Chapter and get added to our chapters 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 “e-NABLE Wiki” page for information on how to get approved as a volunteer maker, read the code of conduct, and how to get involved with the community.

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 Maker badges for the design you made.

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 (Adobe Illustrator format) to create your chapter logo with your own colors and style HERE!

Step 6: Fill out the intake form to provide us with details about your chapter.

Step 7: Visit this page and review the requirements for the e-NABLE Community Chapter badge.

Step 8: Visit this page and fill out the form, requesting the e-NABLE Community Chapter badge.

Step 9: Start making devices for people! Join the discussion in the e-NABLE forum and collaborate with other volunteers!

** Please note, this process is managed entirely by volunteers, so it may take some time before your chapter appears on the map. If you have any questions or need further assistance, please send us an email.