Volunteer Canada supports organizations that work with volunteers. Many non-profits depend on our research and programs to succeed. Through our work, we show Canada how to reach its potential through volunteering. A Volunteer Canada membership demonstrates the value your organization places on volunteerism.

You will be in good company with over 1,200 other proud Volunteer Canada members!

Membership Benefits


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 with up to 30% off a group insurance plan, including National Directors’ and Officers’ 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 (1-877-832-7534)
  • Cyber Security and Privacy Liability
  • Comprehensive Legal Expense Insurance

Cyber and Privacy Coverage

Non-profit and charitable organizations face the same threat of a cyber breach as governments and big businesses yet are often not prepared to deal with the technical and financial consequences.

Through your participation in Volunteer Canada’s “Under Our Wing” insurance program, your Directors’ and Officers’ (D&O) Liability insurance automatically includes $100,000 of Cyber and Privacy coverage. The policy will cover expenses related to your legal defence and will pay damages awarded to the individuals whose private and personal information was compromised. It will even pay for costs to notify the individuals whose information was compromised and costs to hire a public relations firm to repair any damage to your organization’s reputation.

Having minimum controls in place can prevent most privacy or data breach events, but being prepared and knowing how to react following a breach is crucial to safeguarding your organization. Please click on the link below for further information about this important area of coverage.

Unlimited Telephone Legal Advice for Volunteer Canada Members

Have a legal issue and don’t know who to call?

As a member of Volunteer Canada, you face a variety of legal risks on a daily basis. Your Legal Expense Insurance (LEI) policy empowers you to defend or pursue your legal rights when you are facing common legal issues, such as criminal investigations at work, bodily injury, tax audits and more. Your LEI policy also gives you unlimited access to a general Legal Advice Helpline to discuss any legal matter, even if it is not covered by your policy.

More information about the Legal Advice Helpline.

CVA Credential

Code Audit

Grant Connect

  • You’re looking for new funders. They’re looking for you, too.

As a Volunteer Canada member, you will receive 15% off your first 1 year Grant Connect Essential plan. With a Grant Connect subscription, you’ll uncover new opportunities and zero in on the right prospects for your organization. It’s how thousands of charities and non-profits are winning grants and spending less time doing it. To find out more & to subscribe, contact Alex Pryse at

More Benefits:

  • Discounted access to Volunteer Canada's special events
  • Media monitoring reports on the voluntary sector provided by Volunteer Canada
  • National Volunteer Week (NVW) marketing tools mailed to you
  • Advance access to the NVW online gift store

Membership Categories

Any person or organization (charitable or non-profit)


Volunteer Centre
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.


Businesses receive the same benefits as other membership categories. 


For information and benefits about membership in the Corporate Council on Volunteering, click here.

To become a member 

Please email us at or call us at 1-800-670-0401 ext. 230. 
Membership fees can be paid by credit card over the phone, 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 30-60 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. 230, 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. A member certificate can be provided upon request. 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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