Membership


So, you want to be a FamiLAB Member? Awesome! We love adding new people to our community. We have a membership process that allows you to get to know us and us to get to know you.


Membership Process

Where do I start?

  • Come visit us during one of our public events (come to open house, take a class, visit a meetup, or most anything on our calendar)(We are working on getting more events going again as we work to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic)
  • Contact us to work out a time to tour the facilities
  • Sign a safety waiver
  • Fill out the new member application
  • Attend the next member meeting, third Tuesday of every month, to formally introduce yourself to the membership. This allows us to get to know you, and you to get to know us. (We know that Tuesdays are not great for everyone. If Tuesday nights are difficult for you, contact us and we'll get you set up to connect for a video introduction.)

After Introduction

  • You will get your provisional badge (This allows you to be in the space as long as a full member is present)
  • Join us on Slack - It is our official communication platform.
  • Visit the lab! If you’re not sure if there will be anyone at the space, ask when someone will be there in the #general-meta channel in Slack
  • Chat and get to know other members so we can get a better understanding of how you’d fit into our community

What can/should I do with my provisional badge?

  • Your provisional badge indicates to other members that you are a prospective member looking to join the community; it does not yet grant you 24/7 door access to the space.
  • Provisional members are allowed use of the space, provided that there is a full member on premises.
  • Some equipment does require additional training. If you are not sure, please ask in the appropriate Slack channel.

What happens next?

  • After your 1-month provisional period, attend the subsequent member meeting to be formally introduced as a new member.
  • Set up your recurring payments of dues.
  • Once your dues are set up, your provisional badge will be activated for the door giving you 24/7 access to FamiLAB. After that, send a photo to badges@familab.org, we'll print a custom badge for you!




Membership Info

Membership Levels and Dues

 Do not start paying dues until you have been confirmed at a monthly meeting.

  • "Booster" Membership: Dues are $100/month. Membership support of FamiLAB includes voting rights, 24x7 access to the lab, and ability to sponsor another individual at the "Maker" level.
  • "Maker" Membership: Dues are $50/month. Membership support of FamiLAB includes voting rights, and 24x7 access to the lab.

Membership rights extend to one immediate family member who has also completed the membership process.

Sponsorship opportunities are available for students and those in need. Contact us for more information.

Recommendations for Potential & New Members

  • Chat with us on Slack - Our official daily communication platform. You can invite yourself by using the link here: Slack

FAQ

I'm an existing member. What do I do if I have a concern about someone (new member, existing member, etc.)?

  • Bring it to the attention of the board - you can email us at board@familab.org or use our form and we'll do our best to help resolve the concern. If you email us or leave your contact information in the form, we'll get back with you about a resolution.

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