Join

Becoming a member…

  1. Click here to  sign a waiver.
  2. Click here to sign up and make your first payment.
    Select a membership level and input payment information in our member management system. You’ll start an automatic monthly recurring subscription through our Member Management system, Wild Apricot, and payment processor, Stripe. By signing up to one of the following membership levels you agree to follow our bylaws, membership agreement , and policies.
  3. Get your ID checked by two member admins
    Present your government-issued ID to two members with admin privileges at an open house, held every Tuesday at 8pm (unless noted otherwise on our calendar). We’ll identify you from the information you signed up with, so bringing your membership confirmation would be helpful during the signup process. If you can’t attend any open house please contact info (at) pumpingstationone.org so we can arrange a time to meet.
  4. Attend an orientation within the first 3 months of joining.
    Orientations are typically held on the last Sunday of the month from 1-4pm. Please check our calendar.

Information For New & Prospective Members

If you’d like more information please attend an open house for a tour, most Tuesdays at 8 pm. All are welcome to attend whether you’ve paid already or just want to look around and get to see what we have to offer. You can also take a look at our wiki and follow the links under “New Members Start Here!” in the Member Information section.

Authorizations

You must be authorized for most tools you want to use at PS:1, (other than very simple ones like hammers, screwdrivers, hot glue guns, sandblasting cabinet, etc.) the authorization process varies from tool to tool. We cover the authorization policy during orientation, on tours, or you can read up on the wiki https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Authorization_Policy. Equipment at PS:One is typically labeled with a distinctive PS:1 equipment label. Here’s a link to a piece of equipment on our wiki that has a label to tell you authorization is required: https://wiki.pumpingstationone.org/Brother_QL-720NW_Label_Printer.

Gift memberships or paying for someone else

If you are paying for someone else, email a note about the payment including the name/email of the person you are paying for to: info (at) pumpingstationone (dot) org. The joining member should specify an email address different from your PayPal email address when they initially have their ID checked (see above.) We do not offer corporate, group or family memberships.

Scholarships/Makerships/Hackerships 

We offer scholarship on a limited basis. To apply,  fill out the scholarship application form  and send us a quick email at: info (at) pumpingstationone.org .

Discounts

We don’t offer any discounts but every member has the ability to volunteer their time for the betterment of the organization; request or be nominated for member points which can be used for dues discounts.

Don’t use PayPal?

We accept, but do not encourage, cash payment of dues. You can join with a cash (or check made out to Pumping Station: One) payment at any Tuesday meeting, and we’ll prorate your first month. Cash payments are due before the first board meeting of every month.

Orientation

New members are required to attend an Orientation to PS:One event on the fourth Sunday of each month, 4-6 pm, before or within three months of becoming a member. There may be additional orientation dates, so take a look at our calendar.

Liasons

After signing up and in your first month, you can request to be contacted by a new member liason. These PS:One volunteers will be available via email (and possibly in-person and phone, according to their preference) to help you get better acquainted with the space, its rules and policies, who to talk to about getting authorized, or specific topics of interest, and some of the intricacies of navigating PS:One.


Leaving Us

If you ever paid for your membership for PS:One with PayPal and would like to end or put a hold on your subscription please click on the unsubscribe button below.

We’ll keep you in our records and your authorizations and door access will be honored if you choose to join again at a later date.

You can cancel at any time; you will remain a member until the end of your billing cycle. You should receive an email that verifies your cancellation. Each payment in your subscription pays for the month after the payment.