Become A Member

The Fur-Bearers has two types of governance memberships: voting and non-voting. The differences are explained below. You can submit your application (download the appropriate PDF in the drop down) to info@TheFurBearers.com. 

To be eligible to be a voting member, an individual must complete a minimum number of ten annual volunteer hours. After completing the minimum number of volunteer hours, an individual is eligible to apply to the board in writing to become a voting member. An application for voting membership can be found here voting_member.pdf. Along with the application, prospective voting members must include payment of the $100 annual membership fee.

After an application for voting membership is submitted, it will be brought before the board for consideration. The board may accept, postpone, or refuse an application for voting membership.

Once accepted, to maintain their membership, voting members are required to pay an annual membership fee of $100 when due and payable.

Both the number of required volunteer hours for eligibility and the annual membership fee are set by the board and are subject to change. You can email your application to info@thefurbearers.com.

Individuals and organizations can become non-voting supporting members. To become a non-voting supporting member an individual or organization must apply to the board in writing. An application for supporting membership for individuals can be found here non-voting_individual.pdf, and an application for supporting membership for organizations can be found here non-voting_org.pdf. Along with the application, prospective supporting members must include payment of the $5 annual membership fee.

After an application for supporting membership is submitted, it will be brought before the board for consideration. The board may accept, postpone, or refuse an application for supporting membership.

Once accepted, to maintain their membership, supporting members are required to pay an annual membership fee of $5.

The amount of the annual membership fee is set by the board and is subject to change. You can email your application to info@thefurbearers.com.

Voting Members
Non-Voting Supporting Members
Eligibility Criteria
• Contribute 10 hours of annual volunteer time
• $100 membership fee
• $5 membership fee
Application Process
• Application submitted to board of directors for approval
• Application submitted to board of directors for approval
Rights
• Receive notice of, and attend all general meetings
• Make or second motions at general meetings and speak in debate on motions under consideration at general meetings
• Vote on matters for determination at general meetings
• Eligible to stand for election as a director or office of The Fur-Bearers
• Participate in The Fur-Bearers programs and initiatives
• Receive notice of, and attend all general meetings
• Speak in debate on motions under consideration at general meetings
• Participate in The Fur-Bearers programs and initiatives
Ongoing Obligations
• $100 annual membership fee
• 10 hours of annual volunteer time
• $5 membership fee

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Help Make A Difference

Join The Fur-Bearers today and help us protect fur-bearing animals in the wild and confinement. To become a monthly donor (for as little as $10/month – the cost of two lattes) please click here and help us save lives today. Your donation is tax-deductible.

About Us

Established in 1953, The Fur-Bearers is a charitable, non-partisan organization whose goals are to end the commercial fur trade and promote solutions for wildlife coexistence in communities. Your donation is tax-deductible. Charitable registration number: 130006125RR0002

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