Note 1: Please note it is essential for a voluntary organisation to have a written constitution or rules for it to become a member of AVOW, but does not need to be a registered charity.
However, the Executive Committee will need to be satisfied that your organisation is bona fide and that it is genuinely of a voluntary nature before it can be accepted into membership.
Note 2: The constitution of AVOW requires that each member organisation nominates a named representative for the purposes of voting on its behalf at general meetings (each member organisation has one vote). This representative may be different from the contact person(s) identified previously.
Periodically AVOW will contact you to ensure that your named representative has not changed and that she or he is still authorised to vote on your behalf. If he or she is no longer connected with your organisation, or if you wish to nominate somebody else in her/his place, you should contact AVOW and ask us to amend our records.