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Volunteers' experiences

Find out what our volunteers say about volunteering for the IFoA

Volunteers have told us, in their own words, what volunteering has meant for them and what they got out of it.  Read their stories in our Volunteers' Experiences Pack.

Download the Volunteers' Experiences Pack Pdf

A selection of these volunteers' experiences are highlighted below:

 
 
Visesh Gosrani - Read how Visesh reflects on an exciting opportunity his volunteer role has provided to him.
Risk, actually: read an IFoA volunteer experience by Matthew Cann
Helena Ingram - a volunteer member of the Diversity Advisory Group
Helena Ingram - a volunteer member of the Diversity Advisory Group
Heting Yang - the volunteer experience of a student member
 
Seamus Creedon - volunteer Chair of the Non-Executive Director (NED) Member Interest Group (MIG) Managing Committee
Thanuja Krishnaratna - the experience of an Associate member based in Sri Lanka
Kelvin Chamunorwa - the experience of a volunteer member of Council
Kelvin Chamunorwa – the experience of a volunteer member of council
Photograph of Natalie Greene
Natalie Greene  - the experience of a volunteer who enjoys learning
 
Souvik Jash - The experience of a member of the Education Committee based in IndiaSouvik Jash - The experience of a member of the Education Committee based in India
Kyle West - the experience of an IFoA Guinea Pig 1
Kyle West - the experience of an IFoA Guinea Pig 1
Photograph of Pay Peng Neo
Pay Peng Neo - a CPD Co-ordinator based in Singapore
 
Carole Ryden – the experience of a volunteer who found volunteering got her back into workCarole Ryden – the experience of a volunteer who found volunteering got her back into work
Picture of Gordon Sharp, Disciplinary Board
Gordon Sharp - a volunteer member of the Disciplinary Board
Andrew MacFarlane - the experience of a Resource and Environment volunteer based in Bermuda
Andrew MacFarlane - the experience of a Resource and Environment volunteer based in Bermuda
Picture of Antonie Jagga
Antonie Jagga - a volunteer based in Singapore
Fazana Ismail - the experience of a volunteer in the Takaful Working Party
Fazana Ismail - the experience of a volunteer in the Takaful Working Party
Jeremy Affolter - a volunteer who enjoys learning
Jeremy Affolter - the experience of a volunteer who enjoys learning
Barbara Fewkes - the experience of a volunteer working in Pensions
Barbara Fewkes - the experience of a volunteer working in Pensions
Ooi Choong Hern - the experience of a volunteer in South-East Asia
Ooi Choong Hern - the experience of a volunteer in South-East Asia
Chris Reynolds - the experience of a volunteer based in Switzerland
Chris Reynolds - the experience of a volunteer based in Switzerland

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If you would like to share your volunteer experience, please contact the Engagement team.

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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    Frank Redington is recognised as one of the most influential actuaries of all time. In this talk, Craig will review some of Redington's most important ideas. He will identify the consistent actuarial principles that form a common thread across the contributions Redington made to a broad range of actuarial fields, and will highlight the ongoing relevance of Redington's thinking to 21st century actuarial practice.

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    The IFoA Mental Health working party look back over their week of blogs and podcasts considering all aspects of the relationship between mental health and life insurance. The expert panel spans adviser, underwriter and actuarial experience and they  explore triggers for purchasing insurance relating to mental health, the various routes to insurance and how these may be more suited to different people depending on their conditions and preferences, the products and processes involved in purchasing these as well as what claims and support are available to policyholders and how to access them.

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