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VBM Membership – General Information

Interested in becoming a Member or renewing your Membership?

Please take a few minutes to read the information below first.

VBM membership:

  • Is open to any duly-accredited community organization, non-profit agency, association, or public organization interested in supporting the VBM in its mandate and activities and whose mission and activities are in keeping with the principles of the VBM;
  • Is mandatory if you wish to use our Volunteer Recruitement and Referal services (individuals/groups);
  • Is valid one year from the date we confirm the acceptance of your application via email;
  • Provides you with discounts on workshop fees;
  • Costs 50$ annually for non-profit organizations, 75$ for public organizations;
  • Grants full voting rights at the VBM’s Annual General and Special Meetings(one vote per member organization).

Please note that the VBM:

  • Does not accept volunteer requests which entail the promotion of specific political or religious beliefs and reserves the right to refuse or to terminate the membership of any agency which acts contrary to any principle of this agreement;
  • Reserves the right to refuse or to terminate the Membership of any agency which acts contrary to any principle of Membership agreement as presented below;
  • Offers Associate or Individual Memberships available at no cost to any and all who wish to support the VBM in its mission. Such Members may vote at our Annual General and Special Meetings, with one vote per Member, and will receive our newsletter (Volunteer Montreal).

Membership Form

Volunteer Bureau of Montreal


By clicking “Submit ” at the bottom of this form, you agree:

  • That the VBM may include your organization’s name, a link to its website (if any), and a brief description of its activities, on for the duration of your Membership
  • To receive communications from VBM. You can unsubscribe at any time


NOTE: a postal code is *essential*.

If your organization is a women’s shelter or requires that the address remain confidential for another reason, please check off here.

Please note that this address will be posted on your organization's profile on our web site.

Person in charge of organization
Name and title of your organization’s volunteer coordinator(s)
Non-profit status

We will double check and verify your registration on the Registraire des entreprises du Québec

Terms and conditions

VBM Membership Terms and Conditions

Given that the VBM’s activities are based upon the following values:

  • The involvement and committed action of individuals are vital to the welfare of a society;
  • Volunteer work is a driving force for personal and community development;
  • Help or support ought to be offered in a manner which respects a human being’s inalienable rights and dignity;
  • Co-operation amongst Montreal’s non-profit organizations is a key component in promoting and supporting volunteerism in our community.

Under this agreement, the VBM agrees to:
  • Work in co-operation with other volunteer centres and non-profit organizations to promote, support, and offer a variety of volunteer opportunities in Montreal; 

  • Refer potential volunteers to our Member Organizations via our web site or during in-house interviews with VBM placement counsellors; 

  • Offer Members opportunities for their volunteer requests to be included on the VBM’s mailing list of media, institutional, business, and partner associations; 

  • Offer workshops, networking activities, recruitment opportunities such as volunteer fairs, learning opportunities such as discussion forums, and a consultation service to provide advice and guidance to any Member requesting it;

  • Offer Members preferential rates for certain events, services, or products;

  • Keep the contents of a Member’s file confidential.

Under this agreement, as a VBM Member Organization, your organization agrees to:
  • Abide by proper volunteer management practices; provide support, training, supervision, an appropriate work environment and treat all volunteers fairly, regardless of age, sex, language, or ethnic origin;

  • Provide the VBM with up-to-date volunteer requests and contact information, inform the VBM when there are changes to be made to these, or when a volunteer post has been filled;

  • Submit volunteer requests in a timely manner. Note that the VBM does not maintain a bank of volunteers; plan ahead to allow us the turnaround time to find your volunteers;

  • Respond in a timely manner to potential volunteers offering you their services, as well as to any VBM representative following-up on volunteers we have referred to your organization.

Membership Fee Information

You will receive an invoice for the fee via email along with your membership confirmation.

The annual membership fee of $50 ($75 for public organisation) may be paid by cheque, money order, or in cash (delivered to our offices in person).

If you would like a copy of your answers for your files, please print this form BEFORE clicking "submit."

Once you have done so, you will see a screen thanking you for your submission AND receive a copy of your answers at the email address provided for your Volunteer Coordinator.  If this does not happen, your form did not go through.

Kindly allow us 24 to 48 hours to respond to your Membership application and issue an invoice.

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