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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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  • Spaces available

    We’ve all heard about the gender pay gap. Sadly, the gap doesn’t just exist with base pay.

    Research carried out by Legal & General in 2021 across the four million members in our Defined Contribution (DC) pensions, found that there’s a gender pension gap too, continuing the divide between men and women.

  • Spaces available

    As current global events continue to demonstrate, geopolitical tensions present significant risks to corporates of all sizes. However, these types of risk are often not given the discussion time it needs at the board level or executive committee levels, nor the resources required to anticipate, analyse and mitigate them effectively.

  • Spaces available

    At retirement, it has become very popular for those with Defined Contribution (DC) pensions to choose drawdown rather than an annuity, but drawing a sustainable lifetime income in this way is an impossible challenge for most people. We consider a Decumulation Pathway for the typical consumer, where a small part of the DC fund is set aside for any flexible access and legacy requirements. The bulk is then used to provide a lifetime income, utilising the pooling or insuring of longevity risk.

  • CILA 2022

    23 May 2022 - 24 May 2022

    Spaces available

    We continue to live in a world of global uncertainty. Survival depends on our ability to simultaneously navigate through the diverse root-causes, ranging from: the consequences of Climate Change; transitioning to Net Zero; increased inflationary pressures and supply chain issues; to self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements. CILA 2022 focuses on these challenges to ensure we continue to be informed and remain battle ready, as well as showcasing highlights of recent CMI outputs.

  • Spaces available

    In the spirit of fostering the IFoA’s vibrant, global community and enabling our members to participate, we have decided to hold our AGM virtually again this year. This allows for greater accessibility to this important annual event, and for greater accountability of our organisation.

    The Business of the AGM

  • The IFoA Conference 2022

    133 Liverpool St, London EC3A 7BX and Online
    22 June 2022 - 23 June 2022
    Spaces available

    We’re delighted to welcome you back to our first in-person conference since early 2020, also being delivered virtually in our first-ever hybrid event. The theme of our inaugural two-day conference is ‘Focusing on tomorrow’s actuary’ and will explore the contribution actuarial science is making to some of tomorrow’s biggest issues.