Membership & Affiliate Fees

Membership is open to individuals, or to registered charities, non-profit organizations, and/or publicly-funded institutions. To be eligible for membership in the Greater Victoria Volunteer Society organizations need to meet the following criteria:

  • Be a registered non-profit organization, a charitable organization, or a publicly-funded institution (e.g. hospitals, schools, museums);
  • Have a governing board of directors;
  • Accept Volunteer Victoria’s policy statement on human rights and non-discrimination;
  • Comply with the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement;
  • Agree to designate an individual within your organization to coordinate volunteers;
  • Ensure that volunteers do not displace paid staff; and
  • Carry sufficient amounts and appropriate types of liability insurance to protect your volunteers.

Volunteer Victoria places the following limitations on requests for volunteers:

  • We will not take requests for volunteers for partisan political parties;
  • We will not take requests for volunteers that compromise the health, safety or well being of volunteers or the community; and
  • We reserve the right, at any time, to refuse a request for volunteers.

The annual membership fee to join Volunteer Victoria is:

  • $30 for individuals
  • $180 for organizations with annual budgets under $2 million
  • $260 for organizations with annual budgets over $2 million

Affiliate Services

For organizations that are not non profits organizations or registered charities, services can be purchased on a one-time or annual basis. To be eligible for Affiliation in the Greater Victoria Volunteer Society organizations need to meet the following criteria:

  • Accept Volunteer Victoria’s policy statement on human rights and non-discrimination;
  • Comply with the Canadian Code for Volunteer Involvement;
  • Agree to designate an individual within your organization to coordinate volunteers;
  • Ensure that volunteers do not displace paid staff; and
  • Carry sufficient amounts and appropriate types of liability insurance to protect your volunteers.

Affiliate Fees range between $260 and $550 plus GST. Please note that Affiliate organizations are not members of the Greater Victoria Volunteer Society and are not eligible for voting rights or restricted member-only privileges.

Community Investment Network

For organizations who have a philanthropic vision and are looking to engage in community. Annual CIN Fee=$260

Volunteer Victoria Annual Fees

  • Individual: for persons interested in supporting the mission of Volunteer Victoria. Annual Membership = $30
  • Membership: for charitable organizations and registered non profit agencies. Annual Membership for organizations with budgets under $2 million = $180. Annual Membership for organizations with budgets over $2 million=$260
  • Affiliates: For organizations who are not non profits or registered charities. Services can be purchased on a one-time or annual basis. Affiliate Fees range between $260 and $560 plus GST
  • Community Investment Network: For organizations who have a philanthropic vision and are looking to engage in community. Annual CIN Fee=$260