Become a part of the YWCA – sign up to be a member

Add your voice to ours and endorse the work we do in the community.  The YWCA is a membership-based association; our members form a vital link between the community, our programmes and our governance.

Your membership supports the work of the YWCA and its commitment to empowering women.  You can choose to become a member of the YWCA of Aotearoa New Zealand or any of the local YWCA Member Associations.  The YWCA Membership is valid for 12 months, which means for one year you are part of the largest women’s membership organisation in the world.  Fees vary between local YWCAs.  Click here to contact your local YWCA or contact the National Office for more information.

As a YWCA member, you will have access to the programmes and services of the YWCA (see Program Guide). You will receive your own copy of the program guide and newsletter four times each year as well as other special member mailings throughout the year. You can also take part in the governance of this association by becoming a volunteer board or committee member.

You will also receive these benefits:

  • Bi-annual newsletter and regular e-newsletters
  • Invitations to our events
  • Annual reports and AGM voting rights (for females over 16 years of age)
  • 10% discount for some international YWCA Hostels and Hotels


Members Can Support Us With:

  • Financial contributions
  • Contributions as a volunteer
  • Endorsement of our work.

Memberships support the YWCA, our work in Whangarei and the work of National and World YWCA.
Membership fees and contributions go towards our YWCA Young Women’s Tertiary Scholarship.


Membership entitlements:

  • Quarterly Newsletter
  • Discounts on YWCA programmes
  • Casual car parking
  • Discounts at specific local businesses


Membership fees:

  • $35.00 (Wages)
  • $20.00 (Unwaged)
  • $15.00 Young women (16-30 years of age)


Membership runs from the 1st April until the 31st March of the following year.

If you would like to become a member of the YWCA please sign-up and donate on-line or click here to download a printable form