Join Us

Volonteurope is committed to the widest spread of membership from all countries and regions of Europe. The network welcomes all types of members from across all sectors that are committed to volunteers, volunteering and social action.

The Association is open to full and associate membership from amongst civil society, NGOs, other agencies committed to volunteering, active citizenship and social justice, and to individual professional members. Individual professional members may only apply for membership as associate members.

Members and associates may be admitted from any European country which is a member of the Council of Europe. Applicants from other countries may join as members or associates on a case-by-case basis, to be approved by the Board of Directors.

Membership is valid for a calendar year and, unless withdrawn by the member or otherwise dismissed by the Association’s relevant body, automatically renews on 1 January of every year.

Benefits of full membership include:

  • Nomination for the Board and vote
  • Ownership of the association and the network it represents
  • Voice in European institutions, with key European stakeholders and priority access for relevant events
  • Reduced annual conference fee
  •  Contribution and access to the network for the exchange of information, best practice and research


Benefits of associate status include:
  • Reduced annual conference fee
  • Contribution and access to the network for the exchange of information, best practice and research
  • Access to a range of events


The current dues payment structure, effective from 1 April 2019, is as following:

  • Full membership: €100.00
  • Associate membership: €50.00

The Membership Accreditation Committee has the authority to waive membership fees upon request and in special circumstances. Such requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Membership Application Form


Please refer to Volonteurope’s Statutes when completing the membership application form:

Volonteurope Statutes