Whilst everyone involved in the Hearing Voices Movement is a member of it, Intervoice – as a registered charity – has a more formal membership structure. Members have the right to vote at the charity’s AGM and, to ensure the charity operates within a legal framework, it is important that we know who our members are and how to contact them. We welcome individual and group members, and membership fees are collected annually.
Intervoice is funded solely by membership fees and donations, so our members really do help directly support our work.
You are welcome to sign up to our e-newsletter, whether or not you decide to be a member of our charity.
What are the benefits of membership?
- Receive our e-mail newsletter
- Are invited to, and have voting rights at, our Annual General Meeting
- Receive a special members welcome pack, full of useful articles and information
- Have permission to use the Intervoice Supporter logo/ badge on their stationery, website, social media etc
- Provide financial support for our work
Cost of Full Membership
Full Individual Membership 1 year
Full Organisational Membership 1 year
|Less than £15,000 pa||£10|
|More than £1,000,000 pa||£250|
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We also welcome additional donations, if you choose. Please click on the ‘Make A Donation’ button on the right hand side of this page.
I would like to join Intervoice, but can’t afford the fee?
Whilst we have set the lowest membership fee at £10 per year, which is reasonable for many, we also recognise that this may be simply too expensive for some potential members. As an international organisation, we are aware that there are parts of the world where £10 is a week’s wages. In countries without a benefit system, we know some people live without an independent income and rely, instead, of money from their family which – in some cases – can be extremely restricted. Even in England, in the era of austerity there are a significant number of families who are living far below the poverty line. We never want people to have to make a choice between essential items for themselves or their family (e.g. food) and membership of our charity.
As such, in consultation with members of the Hearing Voices Movement, we have decided to offer our membership at a fee of £1 per year for those who genuinely can’t afford the £10.
For those unable to afford £1, which in some parts of the world is a reality, please email us – money should not be a barrier.
We are operating this system on trust, so we value your honesty. If people start to use this as a cheap membership option when it is not needed, it will greatly reduce our membership income and risk the future of our charity.
If you would like to find out more about Intervoice, please email us at [email protected]
How to become a member:
- You can buy your membership online, using Paypal (via credit or debit card)
- Complete the membership form, return it to us and pay by cheque or bank transfer.
More ways to support Intervoice
Alone, we are a single voice that is easily lost – but together we can make a real difference. The following are some of the ways you can work alongside us. These ideas are just suggestions, so please feel free to use your own creativity and initiative.
Support our ‘One of a Million’ Campaign: We are trying to find 1,000,000 people who will add their support to Intervoice’s values. If you have already signed up, please help us spread the word by sharing this campaign with others. One million pledges is a very big target, so we need everyone to work with us on this. Click here.
Have a conversation about voice-hearing with someone who has never heard of Intervoice or the Hearing Voices Movement. Few people know how common voice-hearing is, how many people hear voices and live fulfilling lives or that there are many different ways of understanding why people hear voices. To help change the stigma and taboo surrounding voice-hearing we need to help raise awareness of this common human experience.
Start a local Hearing Voices Group: Hearing Voices Groups are peer support groups for people who hear voices or see visions. They are places where people can come together to meet without fear of judgement or prejudice. They respect the individual’s expertise in their own experience, and are places where people can also learn from one another and find ways of making sense and living with their voices.
Share the information: If you see something on this site that you feel is interesting, please either print it out or share it with others via email/facebook/twitter. The more information people have access to, the better.
Help us translate this site: We are an international movement, and we are trying to make some of our essential information accessible to people who do not speak English. If you are fluent in another language and would like to help us translate some information, please email us at [email protected]e.org.