Elevate Your Impact:
Join AL!VE!

Membership with AL!VE is open to anyone passionate about volunteer engagement, whether you're an individual or part of an organization. Our members come from diverse backgrounds and a wide array of organizations, united by a common goal: to address community needs by leveraging the power of volunteers. By joining AL!VE, you become part of a supportive, professional community dedicated to advancing the field of volunteer engagement.
Membership is renewed annually, ensuring ongoing access to our valuable resources and benefits. Explore the benefits of being an AL!VE member below and join us in making a difference together.
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Membership Options

Individual/Agency Single Membership:  $75.00 Annually 

  • Individual/Agency members enjoy all benefits and can vote in Association elections and business. 
  • Membership is transferable if paid by agency.
  • Memberships paid by an individual are not transferable.
  • While AL!VE welcomes international members, program and advocacy focus will be US & Territories based.

Agency or Local Association Membership:  $125.00 Annually 

  • Includes two full memberships, and additional memberships can be purchased for $60.00 
  • Full members enjoy all benefits and can vote in Association elections and business.
  • Agency or Local Associations Memberships are transferable if paid by agency. 
  • While AL!VE welcomes international members, program and advocacy focus will be US & Territories based.

Additional Local Association Memberships Benefits

Local Association Memberships are eligible to enjoy these additional benefits in addition to individual member benefits:

  • Mentoring for Local Associations: AL!VE is piloting a mentor program for local associations to assist them to grow into strong, local sources of professional development, networking, and leadership development. You can learn more here.
  • Local Association Community of Practice: Quarterly COP Meetings are held virtually on a variety of topics pertaining to the administration of local associations of volunteer engagement professionals (Dovias, AVA, etc). Past topics have included Board Recruitment and DEAI, Financial Management, Membership and Marketing, Social Media, and Revitalizing your Organization.
  • Free AL!VE Academy admission to the monthly AL!VE Academies for all members of your local association.
  • Discount for Agencies or Local Associations to be a host site for our annual Volunteer Managers Hybrid Conference, held in October. 


Why Membership?

Benefits include:

  • Monthly Member Newsletter: Member focused content with information for the profession, upcoming events, news for the field, and more!

  • Free admission to AL!VE Academy Webinars, held monthly on topics relevant to Volunteer Engagement Professionals.  Content with a DEAI focus will be presented quarterly that will be free to anyone, whether member or not.  Members can also view more than 50 recorded AL!VE Academy presentations on the members only website. 

  • Emerging Leaders Mentoring Program: Members are paired with an experienced Volunteer Engagement Professional for a prescribed six month mentoring experience. Learn more about the mentor program here.

  • Communities of Practice: Members can participate in a cohort of professionals in similar program focus, such as food banks, museums, healthcare, animal welfare, and more. Learn more about Communities of Practice here.

  • CVA Study Group: The CVA (Certification in Volunteer Administration) is an internationally recognized professional certification.  The certification is provided twice a year.  AL!VE Members can join a Study Group that will  meet weekly for several weeks before the exam period to review study resources, participate in peer discussions, and provide support and networking.
  • CVA Discount:  AL!VE Members enjoy a 10% discount on the Exam Fee ( a $50 savings)

  • Leadership Development:  Opportunities to serve on a committee, board or other programs to enhance professional development, advocacy, and networking for the Volunteer Engagement Professional on a national level.

  • Member discount to attend individually to our annual Volunteer Managers Hybrid Conference, held in October. 

  • Networking opportunities on a local, state, national or program based focus via our searchable member database.

How We Are Addressing Equity For Our Peers:

We are offering a 'Pay What You Can' option for peer equity for individual memberships only, for one year of membership.  We invite you to visit this page about Embracing Equity to thoughtfully consider your payment options.  Members can also contribute to an equity fund to provide memberships for our peers.  These options will be available for selection when you register as a member.