Membership

 

Membership

Volunteer Canada supports organizations that work with volunteers. Many non-profits depend on our research and programs to succeed. A Volunteer Canada membership demonstrates the value your organization places on volunteerism.

Become a member today!

Complete the online registration form, email us at [email protected] or call us at 1-800-670-0401 ext. 260 to learn more. 

For information about the Volunteer Canada Employer membership click here.
For information about the Corporate Community Engagement Council (CCEC) click here.

Membership Benefits

  Non-Profit Organization Volunteer Centre/Provincial Volunteer Centre Network
Annual Fee   $150 $150
Under Our Wing Insurance x x
CVA Credentials Discount x x
Grant Connect Discount x x
Code Audit Tool x x
Media Monitoring Reports x x
Speaker Fee Discount x x
National Volunteer Week (NVW) Marketing Tools x x
NVW Online Store Early Access and Discount x x
Volunteer Canada Webinar and Special Event Discounts x x
Volunteer Canada Member Recognition  x x
Volunteer Vibe Blog Notifications x x
Vote at Annual General Meeting x x
Centreville Calls   x
Volunteer Centre Council   x
Biennial Volunteer Centre Leadership Forum   x

Membership Benefits Details

Under Our Wing Insurance

Members of Volunteer Canada have exclusive access to Under Our Wing insurance.

This unique and affordable group insurance program is designed specifically for non-profit and charitable organizations and their volunteers. Protect your organization and save on insurance, including National Directors’ and Officers’ (D&O) Liability Insurance, a National Office Package and Special Events Coverage.

Automatically included at no additional cost in the Under Our Wing D&O policy are:

  • Unlimited access to a Legal Advice Helpline (647-256-3666)
  • Cyber Security and Privacy Liability
  • Comprehensive Legal Expense Insurance

Find out more about Under Our Wing

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CVA Credentials Discount

Members of Volunteer Canada are eligible for a discounted CVA certification and/or recertification fee of $315USD. Find out why you should become "Certified in Volunteer Administration" here! 

Individuals wishing to pursue the CVA certification must meet these requirements in order to register as a candidate:

  1. Minimum of the equivalent of three years full-time experience related to volunteer resources management. This experience can be a combination of several part-time positions, and can include both salaried and non-salaried roles.
  2. Minimum of 30 percent of current position related to volunteer resources management.
  3. Documentation of education and related experience.

Find out more about the CVA Certification

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Grant Connect DiscountGrant Connect

Access thousands of foundations, corporate giving programs, and other grant opportunities. Volunteer Canada members receive an $85 discount on their Grant Connect subscription. Note that this discount is not redeemable on grandfathered price plans.

Find out more about Grant Connect

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Code Audit Tool

Access the Code Audit to help your organization assess its volunteer program based on the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement. The Code Audit guides organizations through analyzing the effectiveness of their volunteer involvement strategies and processes, identifying organizational strengths, and prioritizing areas for further development.  

Access the Code Audit

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Media Monitoring Reports

Read the latest headlines from the voluntary sector with biweekly media monitoring reports in your inbox.

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Speaker Fee Discount

Volunteer Canada’s Speakers Bureau offers bilingual and dynamic speakers for conferences, meetings and workshops. Members benefit from a discounted speaker fee. 

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National Volunteer Week (NVW) Marketing Tools

National Volunteer Week is a time to celebrate and thank Canada’s 12.7 million volunteers. Recognize your volunteers with free promotional tools mailed to you. 

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NVW Online Store Early Access and Discount

Volunteer Canada members receive early access to the National Volunteer Week online store and a 10% discount on their purchases. 

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Volunteer Canada Webinar and Special Event Discounts

Volunteer Canada members have free access to Volunteer Canada hosted webinars and receive discounts to special events. Note, the [email protected] webinar series are free for CCEC and Employer members only. 

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Volunteer Canada Member Recognition Volunteer Canada Member Logo

To help communication the value your organization places on volunteerism, the Volunteer Canada member logo can be displayed on your website, e-signature or other promotional materials. Please make sure to link the logo to volunteer.ca if displaying online. 

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Volunteer Vibe Blog Notifications

Volunteer Vibe - Parlons BénévolatMembers are automatically subscribed to receive email notifications for new posts to Volunteer Vibe.

Members can customize their subscriptions to notifications according to the content that most interests them among the following categories: Volunteer Engagement, Corporate Citizenship, and/or Special Features.

Read Volunteer Vibe

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Vote at Annual General Meeting

Meet fellow members, Volunteer Canada staff and board members each September and cast your vote at our Annual General Meeting. 

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Centreville Calls 

Volunteer Canada hosts Centreville calls in English and in French four time a year. These calls help build our network. Centres share initiatives, issues, questions and solutions. Volunteer Canada shares news about projects and trends. Relationships are created and supported, and everyone learns. 

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Volunteer Centre Council

Members of Volunteer Canada are eligible to join the Volunteer Centre Council (VCC). The VCC was created to strengthen the collective capacity, cohesion, and influence of volunteer centres in Canada.

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Biennial Volunteer Center Leadership Forum

The Volunteer Centre Leadership Forum brings together representatives from volunteer centres to engage in important discussions and make connections. The main objectives of the Forum are to share knowledge, practices and resources across the network and for volunteer centre leaders to connect with colleagues from all over Canada.

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Membership Categories

Non-Profit Organization
Any non-profirt or charitable organization.

$150

Volunteer Centre / Provincial Volunteer Centre Network
A registered organization whose mandate includes the local or provincial promotion of volunteerism and/or aiding in collecting and promoting various volunteer opportunities in its respective area.

$150

For information about the Volunteer Canada Employer membership click here.
For information about the Corporate Community Engagement Council membership click here.

To become a member 

Become a member today!

Complete the online registration form, email us at [email protected] or call us at 1-800-670-0401 ext. 260 to learn more. 
Membership fees can be paid by credit card or by cheque and mailed to 309 Cooper Street, Suite 201, Ottawa Ontario K2P 0G5.

To renew your membership

You will receive an emailed invoice 30-40 days prior to your renewal date. A link will be included to renew online.
Membership renewal fees can be paid by credit card online or over the phone toll-free at 1-800-670-0401 ext. 260, or by cheque and mailed to 309 Cooper Street, Suite 201, Ottawa Ontario K2P 0G5.

All Volunteer Canada memberships are valid for one year from the date acquired or renewed. We offer a 30-day grace period, after which the membership will expire if it isn’t renewed.

Refunds: A member may cancel a membership at any time by calling or emailing Volunteer Canada. In such cases, all member benefits shall cease. Refunds may be granted within four months of purchase, less a $25 administrative fee. To apply for a refund, submit the request in writing, citing the reasons for termination. A decision will be made within four weeks. Volunteer Canada reserves the right to deny a refund.


 

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