Avis Higgs has been inducted as a member of the following organisations:

1942: Contemporary Art Society of Australia (NSW).

1948: NZ Academy of Fine Art – Avis also served as a Council Member for the academy for 12 years.

1951: Council of Industrial Design, UK.

1951: Society of Industrial Artists and designers, UK.

1952: Wellington’s Thursday Group - artists who met on a Thursday for life drawing practice. The group provided support to artists unable to devote themselves entirely to painting so that they could continue to work.

1952: The Architectural Centre.

1974: Elected onto the council of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.

1975: Wellington Society of Watercolour Artists, of which Avis was a founding member and served as President for three years.

1985: Made a Life Member of the New Zealand Academy of Fine Arts.