Volunteer for IChemE

Volunteering is at the heart of IChemE. The Institution exists to advance chemical engineering's contribution worldwide for the benefit of society, and the ability to deliver such a bold undertaking relies heavily on our community of volunteers who fulfil many functions across IChemE. View our volunteer group structure >>

If you are passionate about chemical, biochemical or process engineering, why not join thousands of other professionals and volunteer with us! For more information about volunteering for IChemE, contact volunteer@icheme.org.

Why volunteer?

Volunteering provides an interesting and rewarding opportunity to develop personal skills and network with other professionals, as well as the opportunity to positively support the advancement of chemical engineering.

It is widely accepted that volunteering will help you meet new people, learn new skills, contribute to your continuing professional development (CPD), and even advance your career. View our current volunteering opportunities >>

Volunteer support

We are committed to providing support and ensuring that all our volunteers are equipped with the necessary tools to enable them to perform their roles and contribute to achieving our important mission. 

Volunteers are fundamental to IChemE's work and we appreciate all the time and effort that you are giving

Nigel Hirst, CEng, FIChemE, President 2023-2024

We have created a handbook to provide practical guidance and information to help with volunteering activities. 

The handbook is a resource for IChemE’s volunteers, and we would love to have your feedback on it. If you find certain content particularly useful, or identify something that is not included but would be helpful, please let us know. We are always keen to hear what you enjoy most about your volunteering experience and how we can continue to strengthen it. Please contact volunteer@icheme.org to share your thoughts.

Volunteer handbook

For practical guidance and information to help with volunteering, download the handbook.

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