Volunteering for your professional body isn’t just about giving something back – it’s also an opportunity to stretch personal and professional lifelong learning, if you pick the right role.
And frequently it is recognised as such by employers.
If you are a newly qualified actuary, or approaching qualification, please get in touch with the IFoA to find out how you can get involved. We would love to be able to notify you when opportunities arise.
Benefits of volunteering include establishing a network of contacts, learning how to chair meetings, speaking publicly (face to face and online), and gaining an external viewpoint that can help with the day job. These are all opportunities to develop and learn.
Other members have said:
“I’ve been on many training courses at work, but what I’ve benefitted from most is what I’ve learned from my volunteering activities for the profession.”
“As a volunteer you can build up a great network of contacts … not just potential clients or business contacts, but also people you can ask questions or bounce ideas off.” “
It has helped to boost my self-confidence.”
“As a newly qualified actuary, I feel I better understand the professional body I am part of, my career as an actuary and the prospects it entails because of my volunteering roles.”
View the Directory of Opportunities (bit.ly/3et1ayo) to see the wide range of roles and contact head of engagement Debbie Atkins at [email protected] to indicate your interest and find out how the IFoA can involve you.