The only way to join Men in Sheds MK is to come and visit us at our workshops at 30 Burners Lane, Kiln Farm, Milton Keynes.
Meet us; get to know us and the Shed to know you. This website should explain a lot about the Shed and how it works. Sit down, enjoy a cuppa, ask questions and have a conducted tour of the Shed. Tell us what you want to do in the Shed, what skills you have, what you would like to learn, what you can contribute.
If you’re interested in joining, please come to the Shed and fill out a Membership Form. In return, you’ll have a name badge printed. Wear it. It lets others know your name (who can remember more than 10 names?) and on the reverse will be emergency contact details should you ever feel worse for wear. It also shows you’re a current member of the Shed and permitted to use Shed facilities.
If you have special needs, any notable health issues or disabilities, need someone along to support you, please let us know. You must appreciate that the Shed operates on a volunteer basis and we have limited skills and resources to deal with some needs.
If you plan to use the workshops, fill out a Tools Use Experience Sheet. That will give us an immediate guide to which tools you’re experienced in using. It doesn’t give you the OK to start using the machine tools. For safety’s sake, you need to undertake the Accreditation Process that we have recently introduced (see Machine Usage page).
We undertake a number of projects for the local community and encourage all volunteers to take part in them.
When to come
We meet on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. The Shed is also frequently open on Sunday afternoons. During the day, from 10am to 4pm, our focus is on older members who may be doing woodwork, metalwork, aeromodelling, and model railways, or just making breakfast and having a chat.There is a £1 registration fee each year, and we suggest a monthly donation of £15 paid through our charity partner, Localgiving.org although it is our policy that no-one should be excluded from the Shed for financial reasons
Also on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 6pm until late, we run the MK Makerspace which is open to all members over the age of 18. This is focused on learning and doing projects with the latest technologies: 3D printing, combat robots, electric vehicles, and other electronic projects. Makers also pay a £1 volunteer registration fee each year, and we ask for a monthly donation of £20 paid through our charity partner, Localgiving.org