The Centre for Volunteering membership is for all volunteer-involving organisations, managers and individuals, as well as corporate companies and affiliates, to ensure training, resources, recruitment and management practices are available.
Access to pro bono legal services from Hall & Wilcox
Hall & Wilcox provides free specialist legal advice to members through their Pro Bono legal department. *Conditions apply.
Assistance with your volunteer recruitment through our Volunteer Referral Service (VRS)
Through VRS, we can assist you with:
- Listing and updating volunteer roles on the National Volunteering website
- Role descriptions – We can help you compose and tailor appealing ads
- A unique opportunity to have skilled volunteer roles advertised in Help Desk in the Sydney Morning Herald
- Candidate screening for specific volunteer roles
- Promotion of your events and skilled volunteer roles to our subscribers
- Members’ volunteer roles are promoted regularly across social media and in tailored EDMs.
Ongoing telephone support with Volunteer Manager Help Desk
Need advice? Our exclusive Volunteer Manager Help Desk is available from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Friday. This includes:
- Document and policy review of your organisation’s specific resources, such as volunteer onboarding documents
- Tailored one-on-one advice regarding specific organisation policy and procedures
- One-on-one bespoke mentoring
The National Standards for Volunteer Involvement consultation
See how your organisation sits against The National for Volunteer Involvement with a complimentary, 2-hour consultation. Learn about the gaps you may have and move forward with a reliable action plan to manage necessary change.
Monthly networking events: Spotlight Sessions
Join us at our monthly Spotlight Session forum events where a range of expert speakers present topics relevant to the sector for debate and discussion. Take this opportunity to meet, learn and share with other volunteer managers.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program
Our member-only CPD Program is a formal avenue to up-skill and acknowledge the professionalism of your staff. It involves participating in a certain number of professional development activities to attain certification as a Professional Leader of Volunteers.
Fantastic professional development opportunities
Enjoy reduced rates on a range of workshops (under our CPD Program), masterclasses, and nationally recognised, accredited training courses delivered through NSW School of Volunteer Management [RTO code 90031].
Volunteering NSW State Conference
Bringing together experts, academics and industry leaders, the Volunteering NSW State Conference is the primary forum in the state for leadership and best practice in volunteering.
Volunteer management system: Involve
Receive a 25% discount on the license for Involve, the national, Australian designed and hosted volunteer management system.
Use of Membership logo
Elevate your organisation by proudly aligning with the state’s peak body for volunteering with our exclusive membership logo.
Promotion of your organisation
Enjoy increased visibility through our social media channels, monthly e-newsletter and case studies.
Advocacy for volunteering and the not-for-profit sector
Influence the national agenda on volunteering and the not-for-profit sector, receive policy analysis, and enjoy a complimentary Associate Membership of Volunteering Australia.
As a financial member of The Centre, you are entitled to vote at our Annual General Meeting.
Member social events
Take this opportunity biannually to meet, network, share knowledge and experiences and build all-important relationships with other volunteer managers.
Membership Fee Schedule for July 2023 – June 2024
Package: Total Cost: (GST Inclusive)
NFP Small – Income up to $500,000 $120 pa
NFP Medium – Income $500,000 – $3M $330 pa
NFP Large – Income $3M+ $600 pa
NFP Major Government Orgs, Departments, Councils, Universities $900 pa
Individual $100 pa
* To qualify for membership an applicant must be a person or organisation that supports the Purposes of The Centre for Volunteering.