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VAIRS Membership

Membership is open to independent not-for-profits, individuals, government programs, United Ways, Red Cross Chapters, crisis hotlines, libraries, military service centers, senior services, child and adolescent services, religious charities, multi-service organizations and others with an interest in supporting VAIRS’ goals. 

A single integrated membership structure provides automatic membership to both AIRS and VAIRS. So you can join both AIRS and VAIRS for a single fee!

You may join as an agency or as an individual -- the price is still the same.  However, for individuals, the membership benefits apply only to the person concerned and not to everyone within the organization. An organizational membership covers all current staff and volunteers.

AIRS has 3 levels of membership. For most organizations, PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP provides the best combination of benefits and cost savings throughout the year.

Probably the most significant benefit to joining as a PREMIUM member, is that you receive a free hardcopy and electronic copy of the ABCs of I&R (value $450). This 620-page publication is updated every year and is the foundation of all standards-driven I&R training.

The membership fee is split between AIRS the the state/regional Affiliate. Each Affiliate will also offer their own member benefits.

PREMIUM MEMBERSHIP ($575 or $1,100 for two years)

Membership Benefits

  • Free hardcopy and electronic copy of the ABCs of I&R (value $475)
  • Ability to order additional hard copies of the ABCs of I&R for $50 each
  • Member prices for all applicable AIRS products and services (for example, $72 certification fees compared to $250 for non-members, $340 Early Bird conference attendance compared to $550 for non-members and $425 for Standard and Basic members)
  • Voting Privileges
  • New membership benefit … access to a Web 2.0 I&R social media application that allows all members to work online with their colleagues in endless configurations of professional interests and activities
  • AIRS Newsletter 
  • Access to AIRS Online Training
  • Free access to I&R Toolkit
  • Free access to 2-1-1 Toolkit
  • Membership in AIRS Affiliate and all membership benefits from that organization Additional 20% on certification and conference costs. 10% discount on online training


STANDARD MEMBERSHIP ($250 for agencies with budgets below $75,000; $375 for agencies with budgets over $75,000)

Membership Benefits  

  • Member prices for all applicable AIRS products and services (for example, $90 certification fees compared to $250 for non-members, $425 Early Bird conference fee compared to $550 for non-members)
  • New membership benefit … access to a Web 2.0 I&R social media application that allows all members to work online with their colleagues in endless configurations of professional interests and activities
  • Free access to I&R Toolkit
  • Free access to 2-1-1 Toolkit
  • Membership in AIRS Affiliate and all membership benefits from that organization
    Access to AIRS Online Training
  • Voting privileges
  • AIRS Newsletter

BASIC MEMBERSHIP ($100 for organizations; $60 for individuals)

Membership Benefits 

  • Member prices for all applicable AIRS products and services (for example, $90 certification fees compared to $250 for non-members, $425 Early Bird conference fee compared to $550 for non-members)
  • New membership benefit … access to a Web 2.0 I&R social media application that allows all members to work online with their colleagues in endless configurations of professional interests and activities
  • Membership in AIRS Affiliate and all membership benefits from that organization
  • Access to AIRS Online Training
  • Voting privileges
  • AIRS Newsletter

Note that as all memberships begin on January 1st, any new agency joining after July 1st will pay a partial fee providing membership coverage until December 31st at which time, a full renewal can be made for the following year.

For more information, contact AIRS membership director Moayad Zahralddin. 

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VAIRS Organizational Members

ACTS/Helpline

Alexandria Department of Human Services

Central Virginia Area Agency on Aging

ChildCare Aware of Virginia

City of Alexandria Division of Aging and Adult Services

City of Falls Church

Council of Community Services 2-1-1 Virginia Southwest Region

Crater District Area Agency on Aging

CrisisLink

Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS)

Fairfax County Dept of Neighborhood and Community Services

First Call for Help

Fleet & Family Support Center Oceana

Headquarters U.S. Marines

Jefferson Area Board for Aging

Local Office on Aging

Loudoun Cares

Loudon County Area Agency on Aging

Mountain Empire Older Citizens Inc

New River Valley Agency on Aging

Northern Virginia Regional Commission

Peninsula Agency on Aging, Inc.

Prince William Area Agency on Aging

RTZ Associates

Senior Connections, the Capital Area Agency on Aging

SeniorNavigator

Senior Services of Southwest Virginia

Southern Area Agency on Aging

The Planning Council

United Way of Central Virginia

United Way of Greater Williamsburg

United Way of Greater Richmond and Petersburg

United Way Worldwide



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