When can I get a tour?
We have open house on _______ from ________ until around _______ depending on how busy things are. This is the best time to get a tour because there are volunteers that show up specifically to give tours and help people join. No appointment is necessary. We hope to see you there!
How can I get a tour or join at time other than Thursday?
There are usually members around evenings and weekends. Some of those members might be willing to give a tour or help people join, others might not be willing. Please be respectful if you drop by at a random time (anyone you talk to, you’re essentially distracting them from doing what they came here to do).
Are there additional costs beyond the membership dues?
Some of the equipment, materials, and classes have additional costs. These fees are determined by committee chairs and instructors. We try to keep costs low for our members and cover as much as we can from membership dues.
Will you fix/repair/refurbish/troubleshoot my _______?
This is not what we do but thanks for the vote of confidence! There are likely people around that can help you learn how to fix/repair/refurbish/troubleshoot whatever thing is misbehaving or wreaking havoc but we don’t perform services for customers like you’d expect from typical businesses.
Can I restore my classic car and store it there?
We encourage our members to take on ambitious projects but this is unfortunately too ambitious for our footprint. We have automotive tools and a place to work on vehicles but we don’t have space for members to store vehicles or other large projects for extended periods of time. Vehicle projects and repairs that can be completed in a day or two are the kind of thing we’re able to accommodate.
Do you have internships?
We don’t offer internships, however, there are many learning and volunteering opportunities within the organization on an ongoing basis. The best way to get involved is to get to know the chairpersons and core volunteers and ask what their needs are or ask how you can help. Regardless of what your area of study is, chances are there’s a way for you to contribute to the organization and learn from it.
Can you recommend people for a _______ television show that I’m producing?
Thanks for your interest in the co-op and what’s going on here! Reaching out directly to members is the best way to spread the word about something or find people interested in a specific thing. This can be done by joining and getting to know people.
Will you partner with me for launching a product or starting a business?
Our members have produced many successful products but we don’t actively partner with anyone to pursue such goals.
Can I pay you to advertise ______ on your website?
No, however, we are a 501(c)(3) and we DO accept donations!
Do you offer corporate memberships or host corporate events?
We tried this for a period of time but it wasn’t a good fit for our culture. We no longer offer corporate memberships and we don’t host corporate events. We encourage you and your employees to come by and checkout the place. You’re definitely welcome as members but it would be as individuals through the same process as any other member.