Membership

Your membership helps support us and gains you access to affordable hands-on learning materials and professional development resources.

Membership Options

RAFT is happy to announce that our membership is now open to anyone supporting the education community. For the first time in our 26-year history, we are opening our membership to parents, educators, or anyone supporting students so that our resources are available to as many people as possible.

Day Pass

$15 /day
  • Make purchases at the store.

Group Memberships (10+)

$20 /year/person
  • Includes all benefits listed below.

Membership Benefits

WIth your RAFT membership, you can:

  1. Purchase from the RAFT Store. While anyone is welcome to visit the store, only members can make purchases. The store offers a wide range of low-cost materials, hands-on teaching tools, and school supplies. In addition to basic teaching supplies, such as markers and paper, we offer many creative reuse materials in bulk or by the bag.
  2. Get discounts on STEAM Project Kits. These affordable, ready-to-use project kits take the prep work out of teaching hands-on activities. Our kits come with required materials and step-by-step instructions. Non-members can purchase kits online, but members receive a 25% online discount and even higher discounts in the store.
  3. Access the Educator Workroom. RAFT members have exclusive access to this creative workspace in the RAFT Store, with resources such as equipment, ideas, and expert assistance.
  4. Access the Educator Lab. Gain access to high tech equipment, such as our laser cutter and 3D printer. You can use our computers in the lab, which have design applications (such as Adobe Illustrator, CorelDRAW, and others) to fine-tune your design before printing or cutting.
  5. Get professional development training. RAFT offers workshops that focus on best practices in hands-on education. Our facilitators use recycled materials and teaching tools to enhance the learning experience and teach useful skills. Participants leave the workshops with lots of ideas, resources, and a professional development certificate verifying the number of training hours completed.
  6. Get discounted room rentals. Rent space at RAFT to host an event, workshop, or gathering.
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How do I join RAFT?

You can join online using the links above or download the individual application PDF and mail or fax it to us.

Who can join RAFT?

Anyone can join RAFT!  Our membership is open to educators, parents, and anyone supporting the education community. We do ask for proof of affiliation.

What is proof of affiliation?

Proof of affiliation is a school ID or a school's email address if you are an educator. For parents, or others supporting the education community, it is the name of your student's school. Homeschoolers can give the number of students and ages they are working with.

Can I use someone else’s card from my organization to shop at RAFT?

No. RAFT memberships are not transferable. If shared, membership may be forfeited at our discretion.

Can I join if I am not an educator?

Yes! As long as you are in a role where you are supporting the education community, you are eligible to become a member.

Can I bring my child?

Yes, children of all ages are welcome at RAFT. However, due to safety reasons, no children under 12, including babies, are allowed in the Educator Workroom.

Can I visit RAFT for free?

Yes, but if you decide to purchase anything you must obtain a membership.

I’m interested in a membership for my entire school or organization, is there a discount?

Yes! If you would like memberships for a large group or an entire organization please email membership@raft.net with information about your group and we will contact you to discuss options.