Get Involved!

There are many ways to be a part of this space. Becoming a member is the most basic way to be a part of the space. If you have a skill you want to share, consider teaching a workshop. We are 100% volunteer-run and there are many tasks that need doing to keep the space clean and functioning so we can keep our doors open. Get involved and become a part of the dedicated group of volunteers that make this space happen. A good way to find out how you can help is to come to the general all-volunteer meeting the first Monday of every month at the YMS at 5pm.


Volunteering can be on an occasional, monthly, or on-going basis. If you log at least 9 hours of volunteer time in a month, you get a complimentary membership for the following month. Some of the day-to-day tasks may include:

  • Fixing a tool
  • Build-out capacity (ie. electrical, new bathroom, sheetrock, etc)
  • Set-up or clean-up after large events
  • Sweeping/mopping, cleaning the space


We are actively seeking members for the board. If you are good at fundraising, being a spokesperson for the space, making business connections, and providing leadership, then please apply for the board. Applications can be found at the front desk.

Open Opportunities

Here is a list of a few on-going volunteer opportunities we are actively looking for help with. If you are interested in any of these, please contact us at

  • Workshop Coordinator. Be the point person for helping workshop instructors plan their workshops, and be a support-person for the workshops..
  • Volunteer Coordinator. Be the point person for organizing the day-to-day volunteers who volunteer for the space in exchange for complimentary memberships. Track what tasks need doing and help the volunteers find the best ways to help the YMS.
  • Tool maintenance. Is there a tool you have a particular passion or expertise for? All our tools need attention to keep them useful and functioning well. Take responsibility for the upkeep of a particular tool or area.
  • Accounting. If you are a CPA or have expertise in accounting and finance, we could use your help keeping all the numbers in order.
  • Grant Writing. Be a part of a dedicated small group writing grants to help the space keep furthering its mission.
  • Social Media/Marketing. Do you like posting to facebook and keeping all your friends informed of the cool stuff happening at the YMS? We could use a main person in charge of advertising our events, making sure our website and facebook page are always up-to-date, and in general getting the word out.


Members: 24/7 Access

Public Open Hours: Saturdays: 10am-2pm

See Events Calendar for Class & Workshop Times

16 S. 1st Street, Yakima WA 98901

Office: 509-571-1215

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