Become a Member

Sign up your organization for VO membership online! Start by choosing the appropriate category below.

Become a VO Member

Volunteer Ottawa membership is open to registered charities, non-profit organizations, and local community groups. Organization membership fees are based on the annual revenue reported in your most recent financial statements. Volunteer Ottawa membership runs on a fixed term from April 1 to March 31 of the following year.

Key Benefits:

  • Unlimited volunteer recruitment on Ottawa’s #1 most-searched volunteer site
  • First in line for participant space at VO’s virtual and in-person volunteer recruitment events
  • Expert-led workshops, webinars, and learning opportunities designed for staff and volunteers in the sector
  • Amplification on social media and in newsletters so your stories and posts have a broader reach

Signing up online is easy!

To start, please choose the appropriate category for your organization’s annual revenue:

Annual Revenue: $0 – $75K

Annual Revenue: $76K – $250K

Annual Revenue: $251K – $500K

Annual Revenue: $501K – $1M

Annual Revenue:$1M – $4.9M

Annual Revenue: $5M – $9.9M

Annual Revenue: Over $10M

Membership fees can be paid online via credit card or offline via EFT or cheque. Contact us if you require an invoice. Your membership will become active as soon as payment is received. Volunteer Ottawa cannot accept Interac e-transfers.

Memberships do not automatically renew. Members will need to renew their membership on a yearly basis.

Volunteer Ottawa membership follows a graduated fee formula based on organization’s annual budget:

  • Annual Revenue of $0–$75K: Free
  • Annual Revenue of $76K–$250K: $200/year
  • Annual Revenue of $251–$500K: $300/year
  • Annual Revenue of $501K–$1M: $425/year
  • Annual Revenue of $1M –$4.9M: $675/year
  • Annual Revenue of $5M –$9.9M: $1,000/year
  • Annual Revenue over $10M: $1,500/year
You will be asked to submit a financial statement, such as a page from your annual report or from your report to the CRA, to confirm that you are in the correct tier. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]
VO’s membership year runs from April 1 to March 31. New members who join between January 1 and March 31 will have access to all services for the balance of the current membership year in addition to the year beginning on April 1 (a total of 15 months).

Please note: if you choose to pay by cheque, the transaction will only be completed once the cheque arrives at the VO office. For instant access, VO recommends using a credit card. To pay by electronic funds transfer (EFT) or if you require an invoice, please contact [email protected]. VO cannot accept Interac e-transfers. 

Looking for a different kind of membership?

Everyone is welcome at Volunteer Ottawa! Check out these options:

Volunteer Account

Volunteer accounts are for individuals interested in volunteering.  They are always free and never expire. Interested in signing up for a volunteer account? Click the button to get started: 

Individual Membership

Individual membership is for people who would like access to VO’s member privileges, including a discount on our workshops, but do not need to recruit volunteers. Click the button to learn more: 

Questions about becoming a member?

Contact us at [email protected].