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Benefits for members

Volunteering means different things to different members. Some see it as an opportunity to develop personal and professional skills. Many members also value the opportunity to give something back to the profession in recognition of the opportunities their career affords them

Benefits derived from volunteering for the IFoA can include opportunities to:

  • lead the way in research and thought leadership
  • use that research and expertise to engage with the press, regulators and the UK Government
  • influence policy
  • speak with impartiality and authority
  • make a difference
  • build and enjoy a strong and active network of peers
  • engage with industry leaders
  • actively stretch and develop your skills, both personal and professional
  • raise your profile and the profile of a particular area of your expertise
  • actively shape the future of your profession
  • encourage actuaries of the future.

When asked what volunteering for the IFoA means, some of our volunteers said the following:

... a sense of contributing something that makes a difference outside my day ...

gaining a sense of belonging to a community ...

... putting back into the profession what it gave me.

In addition to the opportunities to develop personal and professional skills, volunteering can, in some instances, provide you with access to training

All our volunteers who offer to speak at our conferences are invited to participate in presentation skills training and are given the opportunity to receive valuable feedback on their skills.

Visit the volunteer vacancies page to express your interest in a current vacancy.

Contact Details

If you have enquiries about volunteering please contact the Engagement team

The Engagement team will respond to your email within three working days and often sooner.

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Events calendar

  • The Growth Mindset for Actuaries

    13 October 2021 - 8 December 2021

    Fully booked.

    This practical course is aimed at actuaries at any stage of their career who want to develop their own growth mindset and apply it to their work setting and personal or professional lifelong learning. The content of the course builds on the lecture given by Dr Helen Wright on Growth Mindset as part of the President’s 2021 Lecture series, and will be delivered over a period of 2 months, from mid-October to early December.

  • Spaces available

    The importance of biodiversity for finance, business and policy is being increasingly recognised. While many studies highlight the overall economic impact that biodiversity loss could have, it is much more difficult to quantify and understand the particular impact that is may have on individual businesses or communities. The management and measurement of these risks is a field where actuaries are well placed to contribute.

  • Spaces available

    The climate crisis and the degradation of our planet will affect societies everywhere. How we address these threats will require solutions that transcend borders. As a global profession, the actuarial community is well-placed to consider and propose effective risk management solutions to help manage the climate crisis.

  • GIRO 2021 Webinar Series

    8 November 2021 - 19 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas and new research across the general insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    This is a free webinar with an expert panel providing their views on the ongoing IFoA consultation for proposals regarding changes to the regulatory framework on climate change and sustainability.

    The regulatory consultation sets out, for feedback some proposed approaches that the IFoA are considering in relation to charter commitments under the UK’s Green Finance Education Charter (GFEC) and the regulatory framework, including the Actuaries’ Code.

  • Life 2021 Webinar Series

    22 November 2021 - 26 November 2021
    Spaces available

    Join leading experts to discuss key issues, emerging ideas, and new research across the Life insurance sector.

  • Spaces available

    Content will be aimed at all actuaries looking to understand the issues surrounding mental health in insurance and in particular those looking to ensure products and processes widen access for, and are most useful to, those experiencing periods of poor mental health.