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Volunteer recognition

All volunteers are entitled to wear one of our specially commissioned silver volunteer recognition pins (gold for IFoA Council members)

Created in 2012, silver volunteer recognition pins are not only a mark of recognition but allow volunteers to support other members by acting as 'volunteer ambassadors' at our conferences and events.

      Gold volunteer pin given to Council membersSilver volunteer pin

New 'digital volunteer recognition pin' - launched November 2019

As a result of a suggestion from an IFoA volunteer we have created digital volunteer recognition pins for use on email signatures and sharing on social media, so that volunteers can display their commitment to the profession and encourage colleagues and peers to volunteer.  There are three designs to select from.

Badge volunteer

“Volunteering for the profession is a fantastic way to help advance actuarial science and provides volunteers with valuable personal and professional development opportunities. The silver volunteer recognition pins were launched back in 2012 and with the new digital pins members can promote the importance of volunteering through their network more frequently.”

Ben Stroud – Secretary of the Value of with-profits for consumers working party and CPD
Co-ordinator for the FCA

How to request a pin or digital pin

Anyone who is an IFoA volunteer and would like to receive a pin should contact the Engagement Team.

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.

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    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.

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  • 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.