Individuals eligible for active membership shall be those persons employed and recognized by the administration of healthcare institutions has having continuing responsibility for the volunteer services program within those institutions. Such individuals must be responsible to an administrative staff member or department director of the institution. An active member is one whose current dues are paid.
Individuals holding either full membership or associate membership may, at retirement, be eligible for retired membership upon approval of the membership committee. Retirement is defined as total cessation of full-time employment in the volunteer administration of a health care institution. They shall not be eligible for board membership nor vote in the election of board members or on matters that are presented to the membership for vote.
Life membership may be granted to an active member in recognition of outstanding service to the organization by a two-thirds vote of the membership present. The benefits of being granted “Life Membership” include; no dues, full rights of active membership and upon retirement the “Life Member” will automatically become an “Honorary Member.”
Honorary membership may be granted in two ways. Honorary members will not pay dues, have the right to vote or hold office.