CPD for volunteering
Many volunteer vacancies entitle members to claim CPD.
How to claim CPD for volunteering
This falls into two categories.
Services to the profession
The work carried out, by members, in working parties and at committee meetings helps develop and broaden skills and CPD can be claimed as part of members' annual maximum allocation in this category. This is dependent on your attendance at meetings and will be verifiable by the attendance record from the meeting. Members can claim CPD for services to the profession up to a maximum of 8 hours CPD per year (Category 2), and up to 15 hours CPD per year (Category 1).
In undertaking any reading or study connected to a volunteer task, you may be able to record verifiable private study under the profession's CPD Scheme. Please note, it will be up to each individual member to assess the amount of time they have spent, to maintain their own CPD records, and to record the learning outcome achieved from the private study.
For more information, please consult the profession's CPD Scheme.