CAVR members are encouraged to register and enhance their professional knowledge and skills in volunteer administration. Special discounts are available to CAVR members interested in certifying or recertifying.
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CAVR members are committed to competence and effective leadership in the administration of volunteer resources across Canada.
Individual membership shall be open to all salaried and non salaried persons who administer volunteer resources.
Membership in the Association shall be open to persons interested in furthering the goals of the Association.
Memberships paid for by organizations are transferable in cases of personnel change. Memberships paid for by individuals are not transferable.
Members who are 30 days in arrears will be contacted by the Chair of Membership Services or the Treasurer. Members who are 60 days in arrears will be dropped from the membership database.
ACTIVE Any person, working in the field of volunteer resoures management may apply for Active membership status.
Eligibility for National Certification
Nationally recognized Standards of Practice
CAVR Code of Ethics
National conference and education opportunities
Strategic alliances with other provincial, national and international associations
Ongoing national networking
Canadian Journal of Volunteer Resources Management
Voting on matters affecting the profession
ACTIVE AFFILIATE Any person that is a member in good standing of a provincial association who has an affiliation agreement with CAVR may apply for membership via the affiliate. Affiliate members receive the same advantages as Active members and a CAVR membership fee discount.
HONORARY Historically, an Honorary membership may have been granted to individuals in recognition of outstanding service to the Association. This form of membership has been discontinued.
CAVR is the only national chartered association whose mandate is to support Administrators of volunteer resources.
The credibility of membership with a national professional association, recognized and portable throughout Canada.
Certification (CAVR) for and attainable by CAVR members only, which is also a nationally recognized standard in the profession.
On-going Re-certification for members every three years, to renew their skills and update professional development.
Educational opportunities through national/provincial/regional conferences and access to participation in national long-distance education sessions.
Quarterly receipt of the Canadian Journal of Volunteer Resource Management (CJVRM) where members publish and share articles on current trends in the profession.
A nationally recognized Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice.
Frequent Association updates and e-newsletters keeping all members informed on Association news and developments across Canada.
Networking opportunities with colleagues working in similar programs and agencies to share ideas and information.
Representation at a national forum and round table discussions on national issues affecting Volunteerism.
Participation in policy design, social action and position paper development through a strong national voice for the profession.
Strategic alliances with other provincial, national and international associations.
Membership Fees and Procedures
The CAVR Membership year is from April 1 - March 31st. If you obtain membership through an affiliate with a different membership year, your membership with CAVR will follow your affiliate association's membership year.
Individual Member $70.00 (Canadian)
Affilitate Member (Must be registered through one of CAVR's Affiliate Groups) $35.00 (Canadian)
Individual membership fees are due on April 1st of each year. Individual members joining CAVR between October 1st and December 31st will receive their membership at half price for the remaining portion of that membership year. Individual members joining CAVR on or after January 1st will pay the full membership amount but will have their membership extended to March 31st of the following membership year.
CAVR only issues a refund if an error has been made.
New Members Fill in our Membership Application Form if you are applying for CAVR membership directly and not as a member of a Provincial Affiliate organization.
Affiliate Members Please contact your Provincial Affiliate directly and follow their membership application process. Once you become an active member of the organization and have requested CAVR membership as well (some affiliates do include CAVR membership automatically for all their members) they will forward your information to us. Your CAVR membership will then be activated. If you are unsure how to best contact your Provincial organization, please email
Active Members Renew your membership or change your membership information online by logging into your Members Only page. When your CAVR membership is obtained and renewed via a Provincial affiliate, the renewal information will automatically be forwarded to us.