Benefits of Membership

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-profits, and community-based organizations deliver on their mandate by providing valued expertise and resources, including:

  • Voting rights;
  • Access to volunteer recruitment and referral services;
  • Access to short-term consultation services;
  • Access to fee for service opportunities (i.e. setting up a volunteer management program, program audit or redesign, and/or shared best practices etc.);
  • No cost learning and development opportunities exclusively for member agency staff and volunteers;
  • 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;
  • Volunteer opportunities posted in weekly media columns;
  • 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;
  • Access to our training room and use of our resource library.

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.

While we offer membership to non profit societies and charities, we also offer a wide range of services to for-profit organizations and businesses. To learn more please about our services please contact

Start the Membership Application Process

Before Volunteer Victoria approves your application for a Membership in the Greater Victoria Volunteer Society we need to receive your payment and have you meet with our Manager of Membership, Training & Outreach to conclude the membership intake process.  George will be in touch with you within two business days to set up that meeting.   And when it is time, you can pay by credit card over the phone by calling 250.386.2269 or you can mail a cheque to:

Volunteer Victoria
306-620 View Street
Victoria, BC V8W 1J6

$30 – Individual annual membership fee
$180 – Non profit or charity annual membership fee with a budget under 2 million annually
$260 – Non profit or charity annual membership fee with a budget over 2 million annually
$260 – Social Enterprise, For Profit, or Community group that is not a non profit or registered charity 

Please complete the following form to start your membership application.

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