The 'Volunteer Induction pack' (VIP) means, for the first time, all information available to volunteers will be available in one place.
This new online resource has been created in response to member feedback and brings together all the material that supports volunteers, plus some additional tips and hints for best practice, including chairing meetings.
Part of the IFoA strategy is to ramp up its relevance, and through member support it wants to ensure it is a world-class global membership organisation. As part of this, the VIP has been created to provide volunteers with information and support. This resource will be launched this autumn.
At the time of launch, all active volunteers will receive an email link to the VIP, which will be located on the IFoA website in the members' only section. In addition, each chair and deputy chair of all IFoA committees and working parties will also receive an introductory booklet.
The VIP has been designed in such a way as to allow members to dip in and out of the sections, as and when required - and if something looks to be of interest. We envisage this resource will be especially helpful for new volunteers and it will also act as an aide memoire, and easy point of reference, for existing volunteers, when looking for one of our guides, such as the guidance for member-led research working parties or when wishing to view a document such as the current Corporate Plan.
Volunteers are fundamental to the IFoA. Over 2,500 of our members directly support the profession, through volunteering. This ensures the IFoA remains strong and vibrant. Without their input we could not make all matters actuarial happen and so miss out on opportunities that could be of benefit to you, your profession, society and each other. In this 2013/2014 sessional year, we are thrilled to launch this new resource and we hope our volunteers will find it useful.
The VIP is a dynamic resource. The IFoA wants to know what you think of it. If you feel anything is missing or you need further clarification, you are encouraged to ask a question or make a suggestion via the online feedback icons that form part of the resource.
To request a copy of the introductory booklet or, if you are not an active volunteer but would like to receive a link to this new resource, contact: Debbie Atkins: [email protected]
View our current volunteer vacancies: tinyurl.com/qa6ltgc