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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

Share your story?

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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  • Spaces available

    Climate-Related Risk - This free to view webinar on Climate-Related Risk is the first in a series focusing on some of the ‘Hotspots’ identified in the JFAR Risk Perspective bringing the Risk Perspective to life with practical illustrations and insights from subject experts from the IFoA and other Regulators

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    Recent decades have seen institutions, such as employers and financial services, give people more choice and flexibility, but these freedoms have come with more responsibilities. Individuals are now responsible for managing more of their own financial risks, from ensuring they put enough money into their pension to securing affordable protection to be financially resilient.

  • Actuarial Innovation in the COVID-19 era

    This event is online. 
    26 April 2021 - 7 May 2021
    Spaces available

    Join us for this brand new IFoA webinar weries comprising of a fortnight of webinars, panel sessions and a hackathon, that showcase the range of ways in which the actuarial profession has added value, in the public interest, to the understanding and management of the current and future pandemics through insight and learning.

  • Spaces available

    This event is now temporarily closed on Monday 26 April, but the session will be repeated on Tuesday 27 April, 09.00-10.30. Please click here to register your place. 

    Actuaries have a lot to offer biodiversity management over the next decade as the world develops more depth to its response to this global challenge. This sessional offers an opportunity to learn about this emergent risk, to contribute to our thinking as a profession and help us develop the next steps forward.

  • Europe Town Hall

    28 April 2021

    Spaces available

    IFoA Immediate Past President John Taylor would like to invite you to the Institute and Faculty of Actuaries’ (IFoA) virtual Europe Town Hall, hosted by John Taylor with IFoA Council Members Alan Rae, Jennifer Hartley, Maribel Vasquez Flores and IFoA Chief Executive, Stephen Mann.

  • Spaces available

    Sessional Meeting - Free to viewMis-estimation risk is a key element of demographic risk, and past work has focused on mis-estimation risk on a run-off basis.  However, this does not meet the requirements of regulatory regimes like Solvency II, which demands that capital requirements are set through the prism of a finite horizon like one year.  This paper presents a value-at-risk approach to mis-estimation risk suitable for Solvency II work

  • Finance & Investment Virtual Conference 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    10-12 May 2021
    Spaces available

    This year's Finance and Investment Virtual Conference takes on the timely theme of ‘resilience’, something we have all learnt a lot more about in the last year! Our diverse range of talks will explore the theme of resilience in a variety of ways including in building robust investment portfolios, in the incorporation of ESG factors, in govern

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    This talk will explore the potential benefits that wearable tech can bring to health & protection insurers and their customers. The traditional approach of integrating wearables into insurance has largely focused on measuring steps and using rewards-based incentive programs to encourage more activity.

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    Join us for this talk with Professor Sir Adrian Smith as part of the 'Dr Patrick Poon Presidential Speaker Series'. Professor Smith joined The Alan Turing Institute as Institute Director and Chief Executive in September 2018. In November 2020, he became President of the Royal Society, in addition to his leadership of the Turing. He is also a member of the government's AI Council, which helps boost AI growth in the UK and promote its adoption and ethical use in businesses and organisations across the country. He received a knighthood in the 2011 New Year Honours list.

     

  • CILA 2021

    Available to watch globally in May.
    19-21 May 2021
    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; on-going financial consequences of the COVID pandemic; or self-imposed changes in regulatory requirements and accounting standards.

  • Pensions Conference 2021

    Online webinar series
    16-22 June 2021
    Spaces available

    Welcome to the programme for our 2nd Virtual Pensions Conference. This year's conference features 11 webinars offering members and non-members the opportunity to get up to date content from leading experts in the pension industry. There will also be opportunity to ask questions and contribute to the discussion.