VOICE4CHANGE ENGLAND MEMBERSHIP

FAQs 

 

Find out more about our membership programme

Becoming A Member

What are the V4CE membership criteria?

To qualify to become a member of Voice4Change England you need to be -

  • A voluntary or community organisation or social enterprise
  • Your organisation is based in England
Our organisation does not meet the membership criteria, can we still join V4CE?

If you are not a voluntary community or social enterprise organisation, V4CE invite you to join as a Friend. Friends can stay in touch with V4CE, sign-up to our information services and events and learn more about the organisations we are working to support. To find out more, please email: [info@voice4change-england.co.uk]

We are not a charity, can we join?

We welcome members from organisations not formally registered as a charity.

 

If you are a business or a public sector organisation you can join us as a Friend.

Our organisation is not based in England, can we join?

Only organisations serving England can be full members of V4CE. Your services needn’t exclusively be for England (you could be working in Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland as well). 

We are a public sector (statutory) body, can we join Voice4Change England?

Only voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE) can become full members of V4CE. We are really keen to build stronger relationships and work with the public sector and welcome you to join us as a Friend.

We are a business, can we join Voice4Change England?

Only voluntary, community and social enterprise organisations (VCSE) can become full members of V4CE. We are really keen to build stronger relationships and work with businesses and welcome you to join us as a Friend.

Who is the Voice4Change England Membership Team?

You can contact our Membership Officer Renike on renike@voice4change-england.co.uk

Help AND SUPPORT

If you need help signing up please contact our membership team.

If you need any help with registration or have a question about membership to our partner organisations you can contact our Membership Officer Renike on renike@voice4change-england.co.uk

Who is the Voice4Change England Membership Team?

The Voice4Change England membership team comprise staff and volunteers drawn from various projects and functions within the organisation to support you, the member, better.

I have a question about the programme, who do I contact?

If you have a question about the design and delivery of the programme, the collaboration, the programme partners or the services, please contact us.

I cannot sign-up using the online form, what are my options?

If you do not have access to the internet or are unable to fill out our online membership form, please call the membership team  or write to us   and we will send you a printed form. You can contact our Membership Officer Renike on renike@voice4change-england.co.uk

I would like to become a member and need help with the V4CE registration process, who can I contact?

If you need help signing up you can contact our Membership Officer Renike on renike@voice4change-england.co.uk

Data Protection

The ‘data protection’ section of the membership form asks me to ‘opt-in’ and ‘opt-out’ of certain communications. What does this mean?

V4CE like all other organisations have to adhere to the Data Protection Act 1998. This act gives individuals or organisations receiving any sort of communications material, the right to choose what and how often they are sent emails, mail-shots or letters.

 

By law, you need to ‘opt-in’ or choose to receive any electronic communications like emails, e-newsletters. You will need to tick a box on your membership form saying ‘yes’ you’d like to receive e-communications.

 

For all printed communication that comes through the post, you will need to ‘opt-out’ or say no, if you do not wish to receive any printed material.

 

You are welcome to contact the V4CE membership team to change your preferences at any point.

How will V4CE use the information on the form?

The information from the membership form is essential for us to better understand you, our member, communicate effectively and provide you with the right sort of support and services. It also allows us to ensure we are able to identify opportunities that might be interest to you and only send you information that is relevant.

Once I fill out the V4CE membership form, who will have access to my data?

Once you fill in the membership form, your data is stored in a secure database that only authorised members of staff can access. Your paper forms are filed in a secure area on the organisation’s premises. This information is for our use only. We will not share your data with any interested external parties.

Since this is a collaborative programme, will the partner organisations use V4CE’s data on my organisation to send me promotional material?

V4CE and the programme partners have a clear understanding on the protocol around sharing data. No data on members will be shared between organisations. So V4CE will not pass information on your organisation to their partners. Any communications you receive about services and offers from the programme partners will come from V4CE, in keeping with the boxes you ticked in the ‘data protection declaration’ part of the membership form. V4CE pledges not to send you any unsolicited communications.