Membership

Your membership helps support us and gains you access to classroom and professional development resources.

Membership Options

Any educator can join RAFT. To receive a membership card, just complete an application, show proof of affiliation as a volunteer or employee with an organization involved with education, and submit your fee.

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?

Membership is available to volunteers, parents and all educators with proof of affiliation.

What is proof of affiliation?

Proof of affiliation is a one of the following: current paycheck stub, letter from the organization you represent on letterhead, CTA card, PSA membership, business card, check or credit card from the organization you represent, a state license for daycare or preschool facilities, 403 incorporation documents, or a state R-4(PSA) form. For parents we accept the name of the child and the school they attend. We also accept internet verification or emails from organizations as proof.

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.

Does my organization qualify?

Anyone who is affiliated with any organization whose purpose is to educate is eligible to join RAFT. Examples include schools, scouts, after-school programs, camps, PTA/PTO clubs, religious programs, daycare facilities, senior programs, and home school educators. If you have any questions about your eligibility, please call or visit.

Can I join if I am not a teacher?

All educators are welcome, including home school educators, care providers, teachers in the classroom, parents and volunteers that work or run educator programs.

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 Resource Center (Teacher Workroom).

Can I visit RAFT for free?

Yes, but if you decide to purchase anything you must be qualified to 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.