Hey there. I’m very interested in joining VHS. I’m born and raised in the commercial drive area (well, I was born downtown) and I am currently on disability assistance. $60 dollars is over 1/3rd of my monthly budget for food, gas, dog food, clothing, and anything else I need after my 3 monthly bills (rent, car insurance, phone bill).
I’m wonder if the lovely folks at VHS have anything in place for increasing accessibility for low income folks. Like a volunteer-for-membership situation, reduced membership fees, etc? Or if there is any way we could work something out.
I would love to volunteer as I really struggle with isolation and depression, so volunteering in exchange for membership would be a great arrangement for me. I could also pay some sort of reduced monthly membership fee.
I think its very important for organization like VHS, makerspaces in general, Co-Ops, to be as accessible as possible, and I’m hoping that VHS members feel the same way