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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

Engagement.team@actuaries.org.uk

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

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Events calendar

  • India Town Hall

    Webinar
    28 January 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual India Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Member Mahidhara Davangere and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann. 

  • Spaces available

    What are the options for the world economy looking ahead?

    In this Thought Leadership Lecture, Economist, Vicky Pryce, will be discussing world economic trends, including the differences in geographical performance and how output is recovering and where.

  • Spaces available

    Trust and Leadership for Actuaries

    Led by Dr. Jim Baxter, University of Leeds, this webinar introduces some key ideas in the ethics of trust, with a particular focus on those in, or on the path to, leadership roles. Dr Baxter is joined by a panel of experienced leaders who will give their personal perspectives on how they understand the value of trust and how they seek to promote and inspire trust, drawing on their experiences of leadership. The panel includes:

  • Health and Care Hot Topics webinar

    Online webinar
    10 February 2021

    Spaces available

    In this webinar, we have two presentations showing the latest research on the implications for life and health insurers of two key issues: genomics and pandemic risk.

    Dr Peter Joshi and Paul Timmers will share their research on how well-established underwriting processes can allow for genomics in predicting expected mortality and morbidity. They will then discuss the potential for stratified screening and personalised medicine to improve health and reduce claim costs.

  • Spaces available

    As the world’s attention begins to turn to COP26 later this year in Glasgow, Sarah Gordon (Chief Executive, Impact Investing Institute) will share her vision for how the financial services industry can deliver for people and the planet, as well as how to encourage more investment with the intention to generate positive, measurable social and environmental impact alongside a financial return.

  • Sub-Saharan Africa Town Hall

    26 February 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual SSA Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Mukami Njeru, Prosper Matiashe and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.

  • MENAP Town Hall

    2 March 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual MENAP Town Hall 2021, hosted by John Taylor and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.