If you are interested in volunteering your time to help your institution, this page aims to help you to match your skills and time you have available to the type of volunteer roles.
How do I get involved?
View the summary table to decide what type of volunteering would suit you.
Please contact IChemE giving an outline of what type of volunteer role you are interested in. Someone from the relevant IChemE department will then contact you with more information and invite you an event such as a meeting where you can see the work of the volunteers.
What could I do?
Inspire students to study STEM subjects; presenting your profession to the media.
Write consultation responses; current news articles for tce; or technical articles for journals.
Membership; regional; technical; awards these functions all have committees.
Review applications and supporting technical reports; reviewing university accreditation; reviewing technical articles submitted to journals; editing a subject group or member group website or newsletter.
Undertake grade transfer interviews.
Organise anything from a social networking event, a site visit; one day technical seminar up to a multi-day conference.
Mentor early career engineers.
Do I need to be a Member of the Institution? Do I need to be prominent in my field of work?
Some roles require a volunteer to be a Member or to be part of the Institution. Some roles require the volunteer to be at a prominent expert within their academic or industrial field. However you can get involved as a non-member of the institution and at an early stage in your career when you are a student.
How much time do I need to commit?
The time involved in volunteering is related to the type of work. Some roles such as those involving committees have a regular meeting schedule with committee papers and actions through the year. The work of interviewers, authors or assessors can be more ad-hoc.
What are the benefits?
All activities offer you the opportunity to network with other professionals and to develop your personal skills. Some roles have a higher degree of reliance on technical expertise than others. Some rely heavily on enthusiasm.