Become a Member

We believe that connecting a network of individuals, organizations, and community partners strengthens Alberta at the local level. When you become a member, you make a powerful investment in the sector and our communities.

We support our members in:

  • Elevating sector issues, successes, and challenges at stakeholder tables and across sectors.
  • Serving our communities and achieving positive impact.
  • Championing the importance of the nonprofit sector, volunteerism, and civic engagement.

We connect you with resources, supports, and networks that can help you engage volunteers and strengthen operations to achieve your organization’s mission. We’re better together.

“VA’s staff are so helpful! Your organization is a great resource for best practices, latest research on the sector, and volunteer engagement. You’re always there to answer my questions or help me find the support I need.”

Cochrane FCSS

Benefits of Membership

Be part of our network & elevate the voice of the sector

Contribute to our Facebook Group discussions, participate in one of our communities of practice, working groups or networks, join our board, cast your vote at our AGM, or participate in surveys. Your voice helps shape the direction of our programs, services, and advocacy.

Access free webinars or discounted learning events

Access a variety of networking and capacity-building opportunities. Our live webinars will always be free for members. If you can’t make a live session, book us for a discounted workshop. We offer in-person and virtual delivery!

Access our Member Online Portal

Your unique login grants exclusive access to toolkits, resources, and on-demand learning to support your day-to-day work. We also offer secondary memberships to organizations and corporate/government partners. Add your colleagues, board members, or interns to share resources with your team.

Obtain essential services through ACCESS (Allied Community & Co-operative Shared Services)

ACCESS is a nonprofit co-operative shared service model specifically formed to provide administrative back-office support for nonprofits, co-ops, and social enterprises across Alberta and British Columbia. They currently offer Bookkeeping, Managed IT Services, and Legal Services. Plus more services on the way!

Get the latest sector news

Member Exclusive is a monthly publication that we curate just for you! Newsletters are themed and highlight issues and trends our members have identified as important, such as youth engagement, funding opportunities, and collaborative partnerships. We also feature the excellent work you’re doing by cross-promoting member features and news on our blog or social media.

Access a discounted Grant Connect subscription

Finding the right funding can be hard! We’ve partnered with Grant Connect, Imagine Canada’s premier fundraising platform. This comprehensive database and powerful search engine will help you target potential donors and find the right funding. Access a discounted subscription for your organization.

Accessible pricing and categories

We’ve added service packages and scalable pricing to better serve you. Find the package that best suits your needs and price point.

See the full list of benefits.

“Thank you for taking the time to meet with us one-on-one. You really took the time to get to know our organization and understand our needs, this helped us connect to the right resources for volunteer management.”

Participant feedback from a VA member orientation session

Sign up for Membership

Start your 60-day free trial today!

All new members will receive free access to our online benefits for 60-days before making a payment.