Membership

VRPS MEMBERSHIP CLASSIFICATIONS

     Agency/Organization   -   $200  
           Any agency organized for the purpose of providing leisure services or goods for a particular sector and aligning its aims and objectives consistent with those of the VRPS, Inc.  Available to departments of parks and recreation and includes director's membership, plus (1) one professional member  (New Members are encouraged),  listing and logo online with the VRPS membership directory, certificate of membership, $5 discount on professional memberships (discount code provided to agency), free classified/job  listings at www.vrps.com, as well as free jump link to the agency website from www.vrps.com.

    Professional   -   $75
           Professional working directly in the delivery of parks, recreation, and leisure services and employer is not an agency member.  Benefits of classification level include voting rights, ability to hold an elected office position and chair a standing committee within Society, access to online Membership Directory; Copies of Professional Magazine and President’s Newsletter (3/yr), free classifieds postings and full use of Members Only sections of www.vrps.com.

    Associate   -   $25
           This includes: board/commission members; any individual currently employed part-time in the delivery of park, recreation, and leisure services; or any individual not eligible for professional membership, including volunteers.  Benefits are the same as the Professional level with the exception of: not possessing voting rights or the ability to hold an elected office position or chair a standing committee.  An associate may serve as a lay representative to the board.

    Retired   -   $40
           Includes individual retired from the direct delivery of parks, recreation, and leisure services.  Benefits of classification level include voting rights, ability to hold an elected office position and chair a standing committee within Society, free classifieds postings, as well as full use of Members Only sections of www.vrps.com.

    Student   -   $25  
           Any individual currently enrolled FULL-TIME in a college or university as a candidate for a degree in the leisure service field of study who does not qualify for a professional or associate membership.  Shall be entitled to all privileges of the Society except the right to vote, hold elective office, and chair a standing committee.

Through a generous educational grant from Foundation of the Virginia Recreation and Park Society, student membership will include complimentary student registration to the VRPS Annual Conference. The VRPS Annual Conference is the largest gathering of parks and recreation professionals in the Commonwealth. Student registration includes all academic sessions plus the exhibit hall luncheon. Student membership must be valid at time of conference registration and through month-end of the conference. Students must register for the Annual Conference by the end of the regular registration period or pay standard rates. 

     College & University   -   $115
           College or University dedicated to educating students on the delivery of parks, recreation, and leisure services.  Benefits include free job bank and classifieds postings, as well as the full use of Members Only sections of www.vrps.com.  Includes one faculty member (benefits of professional membership).

    Commercial   -   $250
    Companies other than non-profit organizations involved in the delivery of leisure services, equipment, supplies or similar associated activities.

Each Commercial Member will receive:

  • access to online Membership Directory, to include corporate logo, website URL, and Social links in Commercial Member listing
  • member agency department mailing list upon request
  • copies of Professional Magazine and President’s Newsletter (3 per year of each publication)
  • 10% discount for advertising
  • membership certificate, free job bank and classifieds postings
  • full use of Members Only sections of www.vrps.com
  • two individual Commercial Representative memberships for a total of 2 individuals representing the commercial organization
  • listing on VRPS “Preferred Vendors” webpage, to include hotlink to website
  • listing in Virginia Parks & Recreation magazine and VRPS Presidents Newsletter on full page representing preferred vendors – (6 publications/year – distributed electronically to entire VRPS membership.

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