Membership Process

The goal of the membership process is to ensure alignment between the community’s vision, values, and mission and the individual’s vision and values. The membership process occurs in stages, each stage gradually increasing the rights and responsibilities for both the community and the individual. This allows both members and the community to “try on” different levels of engagement, with opportunities to evaluate the match along the way.

How to Begin

Come to events and get to know us.  

Fill out the JOIN Form below to jump on in.  It’s easy!

Ready to explore our Circles?  Click here

Want to know what’s next?  Click Advancing in Membership for the whole story.

However you decide to participate, we look forward to getting to know you!

If you’d like to get involved with Common Ground Ecovillage, one of the first steps is to JOIN us and become a Visiting Member. There are lots of benefits: 

  • Meet great people and be invited to events and meetings
  • Learn more about our values and mission, who we are, where we’ve been, where we’re going
  • Come to Circle meetings and watch how we are creating  regenerative and resilient ways of living
  • Discover if Common Ground Ecovillage is right for YOU

Once a Visiting Member, you are free to ‘visit’ for up to 1 year.  This is the first stage — read about our levels of membership and the advancement process.

Become a Member


Fill out the Jump On IN (JOIN) Form below, which takes about 10 minutes to complete, and you’ll become a Visiting Member.  Soon after, someone from the Membership Circle will be in touch with you and help you find ways to become more involved.



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If you’re ready to take the next step, fill out the survey below.  If you have any questions, Contact Us. We look forward to meeting you!