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Become a Member

Become a Member

Why Join HARCVS?

Harrogate & Ripon Centres for Voluntary Service (HARCVS) is a membership organisation. We aim to have a large and diverse membership to help us to represent your views. Members have the opportunity to vote at our AGM and to have a say in how the charity is run. We also offer a number of benefits for our members:

  • Reduced rates for training courses and workshops
  • Free volunteer role advertising
  • Free job adverts (viewed by over 1000 applicants each month)
  • The chance to feature your events and services in our regular newsletter (circulation 1,000+)
  • Regular Newsletters packed with local and national news, events, funding and training opportunities
  • Reduced rates for equipment hire and other office services
  • Free networking events with guest speakers


Which groups are members of CVS?

We have over 200 members representing organisations of all sizes and from across the Harrogate District. We offer 2 types of membership full and associate. 

How much does membership cost?

Membership of HARCVS is free! We offer free membership to enable small new groups to benefit from our services. Our work is funded through statutory organisations, trusts, grants, the local community and members' contributions.  Although we don’t charge for membership we welcome an annual contribution from our members towards the costs of our services.

How long does membership last?

Membership is renewed annually from the 1st April each year.

What is the difference between Full and Associate Membership?

Full Voting Membership is open to charitable organisations and community groups working in the Harrogate District. Full voting members can vote at our AGM, serve on our Board of Trustees and influence the services we provide. 

Associate Membership is open to individuals and colleagues in public and private sector organisations working in Harrogate District who wish to show their support for HARCVS and local voluntary action.

If you would like any further information before joining please do get in touch.