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

If you would like to get involved in regional IMechE activities please contact the Hon. Secretary Giles Hartill for more information.

The GLR Committee elections for the 2014-15 session will be held on 14th May 2014 at the GLR AGM.

The following roles are either up for election (current nominations are specified) or a volunteer is required to fill a co-opted vacancy:

ELECTED ROLES

Chairman - nominations: Giles Hartill
Vice Chairman - nominations: Raj Sharma

Hon. Secretary - nominations: Charles Ingram
Assistant Hon. Secretary - nominations: Youyou Yan

Hon. Treasurer - nominations: Verina Liu
Assistant Hon. Treasurer - nominations: Charles Clarke 

Additional nominations are encouraged.
  
VOLUNTEER VACANCIES

STEM Projects Co-ordinator:
Responsible for co-ordination and expansion of STEM projects across the region; working closely with the Young Members to organise events, liaise with local schools and companies for support.
Time commitment: typically 1-2 hrs per week, more during busy periods when events are running.

Publicity Officer:
Responsible for advertising regional events to members via Near You webpage and email.
Time commitment: 1hr per week.  

Website Officer:
Responsible for maintaining GLR Near You webpages and supporting Publicity Officer as required.
Time commitment: 1hr per week.

Media Officer:
Responsible for promoting GLR activites and news to the local media.
Time commitment: Typically 1hr per week. 

IMechE Divisions & Groups Liaison Officer:
Responsible for promoting greater co-operation between Regions, Divisions and Groups, and organising a minimum of one joint event per year in collaboration with an IMechE Division or Group.
Time commitment: 3-5 days per year.

WISE Representative:
Responsible for liaising with the WISE organisation with the aim of "inspiring women and girls to pursue STEM subjects as pathways to exciting and fulfilling careers", and organising a minimum of one joint event per year in collaboration with WISE.
Time commitment: 3-5 days per year. 
  

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 Will Todd for more information.

South 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 Stuart Barker 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.

Volunteer Resource Centre

VRC 

Information, toolkits, templates, best practice, presentations, and event ideas for Volunteer Members.

Discover how the VRC can help you


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