Membership Handbook 2023-2024:

Your guide to benefits, events, and making a difference with VolunteeringACT


We welcome both organisations and individuals

Click here for more information about Individual Membership

Organisational Members

As a Member, you will receive valuable benefits including access to services, training and events to support you and your organisation in the management of your volunteers. You will be consulted on advocacy issues to ensure you are informed and your interests are represented. By joining our network of volunteer involving organisations and volunteer management professionals our collective voice will be a stronger advocate for volunteering in the ACT.

There are three levels of membership depending on where you are in your volunteer involving journey.

Get in touch with our Membership team to discuss how we can help your organisation here, and continue learning about membership benefits below:

    Membership benefits for all Members

    Supporting you to manage your volunteers

    Supporting your volunteer involving organisation

    • Access pro bono legal advice
    • Attend member only networking events
    • Book your Volunteering Expo stall at a significantly discounted member price
    • Access consulting and customized services at a discount

    Supporting a strong voice for volunteering

    • Input into VolunteeringACT’s advocacy and policy work
    • Exercise your voting rights at our AGM
    • Receive associate membership of Volunteering Australia, the national peak body for volunteering
    • Receive information about volunteering initiatives locally and nationally

    Membership levels

    Choose the membership level to match your organisation’s current needs.

    Having trouble deciding on the most appropriate level? Please contact our Membership Manager to help you decide.

    Unlock a world of meaningful connections and opportunities! We are accepting membership renewals and applications for the 2024-25 financial year. If you would like to join us as a member you can select the best membership level for your organisation below.

    Access Support Lead
    Essentials for Volunteer Managers. One day workshop Member price Member price + buy one, get one half price Member price + buy one, get one free
    National Standards for Volunteer Involvement. Half day workshop Member price Member price + buy one, get one half price Member price + buy one, get one free
    Free consulting hours 1/2 hour free 2 hours free 4 hours free
    Consulting or customised services 5% discount 10% discount 15% discount

    Additional services

    These services are available to both members and non-members

    • Explore inclusive volunteering in your organisation through our programs
    • Receive monthly e-updates about volunteering and community information in the Canberra Region
    • List your organisation in the ACT Community Directory
    • Promote your community events and activities in the ACT Community Diary
    • Receive training to use the ACT Community Directory and Diary
    • Connect your services with your audience at our Community Information Hub

    Terms and conditions

    A. VolunteeringACT reserves the right to decline or delay services to any customer at any time subject to availability of appropriate resources to complete requested or arranged Services.

    B. Training, Consulting and Customised Services are provided at a pro-rata rate between January-June each calendar year. This means that any benefit redeemed during this time will be reduced by either 50% or more depending on the month of redemption.

    C. Training Member Benefits are limited to a total of two (2) uses per financial year. The two uses per year are only available for VolunteeringACT’s standard training offerings: once for the Essentials for Volunteer Managers workshop and once for the National Standards for Volunteer Involvement workshop.

    D. VolunteeringACT reserves the right to modify, update or run promotions on any service at any time. VolunteeringACT reserves the right to change the price of any service at any time. Once a service has been requested or a scoping session has been completed, the quoted price shall remain fixed for the customer for fourteen (14) days from the date of the quotation.

    Select a Membership level above or contact us to discuss your needs

    Individual Members

    Aimed at those who wish to show their personal support for volunteering, inclusion and community engagement initiatives. This tier of membership is not for those looking to gain support for an organisation or volunteer program.

    Individuals who have an interest in volunteering, inclusion and community engagement can become members. Like a donation, your support helps us to deliver high-quality programs which support the people of the Canberra Region and progress public and political awareness of volunteering, inclusion and community engagement issues.

    You will be joining a large community of like-minded people represented by the peak body for volunteering and community information in the Canberra Region.

    Member benefits:


    • Attend quarterly member events featuring guest speakers and opportunities to discuss issues related to volunteering, inclusion and community engagement
    • Network with peers at member only events and training sessions

    Advocacy and Policy

    • Receive updates and provide input into our advocacy and policy work
    • AGM Voting Rights

    Individual Membership



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