Members and Affiliates of Volunteer Victoria

Volunteer Victoria is here to help you succeed: We measure our success by your success

Volunteer Victoria plays a critical role in helping charities, non-profit, and community-based organizations deliver on their mandate by providing valued expertise and resources, including:

  1. Access to volunteer recruitment and referral services targeted at youth and adults across the CRD;
  2. High quality affordable training and development opportunities for individuals and organizations;
  3. Access to short-term consultation services;
  4. Networks for Executive Directors, Office Administrators and Emerging Leaders;
  5. A bi-weekly online newsletter (E-Link) connecting people to important announcements, training, jobs in the sector and other timely news;
  6. Access to fee for service opportunities ( i.e.  setting up a volunteer management program, program audit or redesign, and/or shared best practices around volunteer management etc.); and
  7. A Resource Library

Annual Membership or Affiliation also includes the following additional benefits:

  • No cost learning and development opportunities exclusively for member agency staff and volunteers (i.e. monthly Fundraising and/or Social Media Q and A sessions);
  • Reduced rates for training in all areas of non-profit and volunteer management;
  • Free Board Governance Orientation for new board members;
  • Board Development Training for Member Agencies;
  • One-to-One support with the recruitment and referral of volunteers;
  • Training and support in the area of volunteer management;
  • Inclusion in annual Volunteer Recognition Week Promotions (Note: for a small fee);
  • Volunteer opportunities posted in weekly media columns (free of charge);
  • Ability to post your agency events/fundraising announcements in our bi-weekly e-newsletter (E-Link);
  • Bursaries to support education in volunteer management;
  • Access to an online Grant Database to help research and identify funding opportunities;
  • Access to research and resources such as salary scales and sector trends; and
  • Access to volunteer subject matter experts and consultants to help with organizational issues (such as IT infrastructure, or developing a business or strategic plan etc.).

Membership or Affiliation means that you can access and exchange information and ideas with others in the non-profit and volunteer management community, and reap the benefits of shared expertise and problem solving.

  • Did You Know? When your agency becomes a member or affiliate – every person on your staff team can also access the many membership benefits we offer? Be sure to let your staff know that you are a member and encourage them to check out our workshops and other benefits! We have something for everyone and we are here to help!

At Volunteer Victoria we believe that:

Strong partners build strong communities

  • In modeling a collaborative, respectful partnership, Volunteer Victoria provides a positive example of results that can be achieved by working together.

We enable organizations to focus on their unique contributions to their communities

  • Access to Volunteer Victoria’s shared services, including resources, training, promotion and awareness building, helps community organizations to achieve their mission.

Agency membership is open to charitable and non-profit organizations, and/or publicly-funded institutions (eg. hospitals, schools, museums).

Volunteer Victoria offers four levels of service to individuals and organizations:

  • 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 = $175. Annual Membership for organizations with budgets over $2 million=$250
  • 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 $225 and $525 plus GST
  • Community Investment Network: For organizations who have a philanthropic vision and are looking to engage in community. Annual CIN Fee=$250

Membership

To be eligible for membership in the Greater Victoria Volunteer Society agencies 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.

Annual Membership 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 = $175. Annual Membership for organizations with budgets over $2 million=$250

Affiliate Services

For organizations who are not non profits 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 agencies 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.

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.

Affiliate Fees range between $225 and $525 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=$250

To find out more about becoming a Individual or Non-profit Member of Volunteer Victoria, an Affiliate Agency, or a Community Invesment Network Member please complete the following Enquiry Form. Thank you for your interest in Volunteer Victoria

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