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CONNECT with Volunteering, become a MEMBER of VOLUNTEER NOW

Membership is open to all organisations and individuals with an interest in volunteering. There is no fee. By becoming a member you add your voice to support volunteering. To become a member we ask that you/your organisation values the contribution of volunteers, subscribes to the overall charitable objective of Volunteer Now to "promote volunteering for the benefit of the public", and supports the Principles of Membership below.

If you have availed of Volunteer Now's services, including registering your volunteering opportunities on our database we encourage you to apply for membership using the form below. Please note - membership is not automatic.

Principles of Membership

  • Volunteering encourages civic participation and demonstrates active citizenship.
  • Volunteering is an expression of the individual's freedom to choose.
  • Volunteering is unwaged and benefits from being a reciprocal gift relationship that meets the needs of organisations and volunteers.
  • Volunteering promotes inclusion and should be open to all.
  • Volunteering enables people and communities to influence and contribute to social change.
  • Volunteering works best when it is guided by good practice.

Volunteer Now offers you:

  • Regular volunteering related news, events, publications, etc through our VConnect eNewsletter
  • A calendar of training opportunities through our VTraining eNewsletter
  • Access to tailored support and training provided by experienced and knowledgeable staff
  • Voting rights (only ordinary members can vote); nomination and election of trustees.
  • Information and good practice resources/standards
  • Advertisement of volunteering opportunities on Volunteer Now website (free of charge)
  • Networking opportunities
  • Input to consultations
  • Policy and research briefings
  • Connection to national and regional campaigns and initiatives.

Ordinary Membership - Individuals and organisations directly concerned with work in the voluntary field. Only organisations within Northern Ireland can become ordinary members.

Associate Membership - Professional body, trade union, public sector, private sector, statutory body, local authority, district council or Government department pursuing activities compatible with the work of Volunteer Now.

Please note - we only accept applications from within the UK and Ireland.


Please download the appropriate form and return to sandra.faulkner@volunteernow.co.uk (Please do not use the automated registration form below)


Membership Application

Organisation Details

We value the contribution of individuals and are committed to good practice in volunteering and agree to support Volunteer Now's principles of membership.