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Wellspring Cooperative

Ways To Get Involved

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Donations

We deeply appreciate all contributions towards developing our work and furthering our impact. No donation is too small or large. All contributions are tax-deductible. Use the button below to pay through Paypal or by credit card. 

If you prefer to pay by check, please make it payable to Wellspring Cooperative and mail to: Wellspring Cooperative, PO Box 51116, Springfield, MA 01151

Donations count towards annual membership dues unless you specify that you just want to make a donation. The membership form is available below. THANK YOU!

Become a Member

Individuals and organizations that want to support and participate in Wellspring’s work are invited to fill out a membership form. Those located in Western Massachusetts join as voting members, while members from outside the region are welcome to participate but cannot vote. This ensures that control over Wellspring remains local.

Member Rights:

  • Members have a voice on the direction of Wellspring’s work through participation in committees and other Wellspring initiatives
  • Members can bring proposals for consideration to the General Assembly.
  • Local members can vote and run for the Board

Member Responsibilities: 

  • Sign a membership agreement that indicates support of Wellspring’s vision and goals
  • Designate a representative and an alternative representative (for organizations only)
  • Attend the annual membership meeting and other membership meetings as appropriate
  • Read and respond to correspondence Pay sliding scale membership dues. Dues support the work of the organization, and members are asked to contribute as they are able.

Membership Process:

Organizations and individuals first submit a membership form and annual membership dues. Membership dues are set on a sliding scale so as not to exclude anyone. To become a member, download the PDF form below and send it along with a check payable to Wellspring Cooperative Corporation to Wellspring Cooperative, 143 Main St. Springfield, MA 01105. Or send the form by email to: wellspringcoops@gmail.com.

 

Stay informed

 
To receive information about Wellspring events and news, please subscribe above or send an email with your name and email to wellspringcoops@gmail.com.

Volunteer

How you can plug into Wellspring work.

Join a committee:

  • Cooperative Network Committee - researches formation of new co-op businesses and networks
  • Development Committee — oversees fundraising
  • Business Development Committee — supports co-op development work
  • Finance Committee — keeps our finances in order
  • Communications — responsible for getting the word out about Wellspring, co-ops, and related work
  • Labor-Co-op Committee — brings together labor movement activists and unions with the co-op movement
  • Education & Training Committee

Help out on a specific task, event, project:

Here are some current needs, but if you have a particular interest or skill that you're willing to contribute, please let us know.

  • Photography
  • Host a house party — we can provide a model and support
  • Like us on Facebook
  • Follow us on Twitter

To volunteer your time or skills contact us at wellspringcoops@gmail.com.

Thank you!