Become a WI member

As a WI member, you will enjoy a varied programme that is chosen by each WI; every member can contribute ideas to the annual programme of speakers, activities and events – the options are only limited by your imagination!  Each WI holds eleven meetings every year and you can also get involved in the various regional and national level events and activities.

Take a look at the WI case studies to learn more about what WIs and individual WI members get up to.You're sure to find something that interests you.

Your membership entitles you to eight copies a year of the WI membership magazine, WI Life, as well as regular newsletters and mailings to keep you up-to-date with all the news and events from your federation (a small charge may apply) and the NFWI. One unforgettable event not to be missed is the NFWI Annual Meeting, which brings together representatives from WIs all over the country to review the work of the organisation and vote on the resolutions that form the backbone of the NFWI's campaigns. 

How do I join?

To find the WIs nearest to you, please use our postcode search tool. The individual WI's pages have details of meetings and information about how to make contact. Alternatively, you can contact the federation office for more information. The federation will put you in touch with a WI Adviser who will be able to tell you more about the WIs in your local area.

Each WI can be very different so you may need to visit a few before you discover the one that's right for you. There is no obligation to join when you visit, but you may be asked to pay a small visitors fee.

We recommend you contact any WI you plan to visit before you turn up so that members know to expect you and can make sure you're welcomed. If you are unable to commit the time to attending WI meetings or do not live in the UK, please find out more about the NFWI Associate Scheme as an alternative to membership.

Subscription rates
The membership subscription for 2016 is £37.50.
Since January 2015 new arrangements have applied for anyone joining the WI for the first time, i.e. who has not previously been a member of any WI. New members will pay a pro-rata subscription depending on the quarter in which they join, as shown in the following table:

Date of joining 2016Total subscription due 2016
1 January – 31 March £37.50
1 April – 30 June£28.10
1 July – 30 September£18.75
1 October –  31 December£9.40