Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteer Vacancies in London

A number of volunteer vacancies exist. Any member of IMechE from Affiliates to Fellows may volunteer to help regional activities. Any level of support is welcomed from one hour a week to as much time as you can spare.

Most Corporate or Fellow Members tend to get involved in either the Regional or Area Committee activities. If you are a Young Member (an Affiliate, Associate or Corporate Member less than 10 years accredited) then it's best to get involved in the Young Members Panel

The easiest way to get involved is by contacting one of the people listed below and turning up to the next committee meeting to meet the team and find out more about how to get involved.

Please see below for more details and contact information.

Greater London Regional Committee 

  • University Design Challenge Assistants   
    • Assisting the Tony White, the University Design Challenge Lead, with the organisation of the University Design Challenge for the London Area, and with the new design challenge for second year students.

If you would like to get involved in regional IMechE activities please contact the Chairman Giles Hartill or Vice Chairman Charles Ingram for more information.

New NE London Area Committee

  • Committee volunteers to support this newly established area committee

Contact GLR Vice Chairman Charles Ingram for more information.

NW London Area Committee

  • Event organisers
  • Schools Liaison Officer

Contact Mike Osborn for more information.

SW London Area Committee

  • Committee volunteers to support this newly established area committee

Contact Anura Perera for more information.

SE London Area Committee

  • Vice Chairman
  • Evening Events Secretary
  • Deputy Schools Liaison Officer
  • Young Member Representatives (multiple roles)
  • Event organisers

Contact Ken Huntington for more information.

Young Members Panel

  • Aimed mainly at students and young professionals early in their careers. 
  • Multiple volunteer roles are available

Contact Aaron Du for more information.

Benevolent Fund

The Institution's Benevolent Fund is looking to recruit new visitors in the London area. Visitors are its principal interface with present and prospective beneficiaries, some elderly, others affected by early ill-health or personal troubles. Any member who can spare a few days for this vital work should contact Alan Reynolds.

For further information visit: http://www.bfime.org.uk/

Other charities

MERU are a registered charity which makes bespoke equipment for disabled children, including computer interface equipment.

We run a weekly volunteer session called Workshop Team, where we have approx 6 volunteer designers and engineers come into our workshop to help us manufacture our ready-made products.

Please contact Vicky Cable for more information.

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