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.

Young member vacancies are aimed at student and young professional engineers. 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 panel meeting to meet the team and find out more about how to get involved.

All the roles are voluntary, there is no fixed level of commitment and further details for specific roles can be provided by the vacancy contact. 

Benefits of joining the Panel

- Looks great on your CV and will help you towards your application to get registered (chartered or incorporated) with the Institution and when you go for your interview.
- A chance to develop/ hone your leadership skills, manage a budget or organise an event
- Networking – the panel is not industry specific so it’s an opportunity to broaden your network and meet new people with a common interest
- There is no fixed level of commitment, you can get involved as much or little as you like (volunteer at one single event in the year or commit a few hours every week by filling one of the main roles on the panel)

Rules for Election

For Tier 1 roles (Chair, Secretary, Treasurer and Vice Chairs) you have to attend the AGM to be elected or be a current committee member. However, if you are interested in another position and cannot attend please email Chairman Roshni Wijesekera with your name, place of work or study, job role or study status (i.e. course and year), IMechE membership status (e.g. Affiliate, Associate etc.) and how the role would benefit you.

To apply, tell us about yourself, for example:

  • Name
  • Place of work or study
  • Job role or study status (i.e. course and year)
  • IMechE membership status (e.g. Affiliate, Associate etc.)
  • How the role would benefit you.


Available Positions

Due to the growing numbers of active members in the GLR YMP and the various streams of activity, that have developed over the past year, an organisational structure has been put in place. This structure, which is defined and visible, has been successful at providing clarity on roles, responsibilities and communication channels for members elected to positions on the YMP. The structure is based on two levels (Tiers 1 & 2) to enable the Chair to discharge their responsibilities and enable effective delegation and communication throughout the YMP. 

Below is a list of vacant roles at the YMP for 2019 - 2020: 

STEM Events
- Our World in 2050 Assistant Organisers
- EYF Organiser
- Big Balloon Debate Organiser
- Big Balloon Debate Assistant Organiser
- SOFE Assistant Organiser
- Big Bang Fair co-ordinator

- IMechE London SE Area Rep

- Social Media Officer

Social Activities
- Summer Social Organiser
- Christmas Social Organiser

If you would like to find out about roles and responsibilities please click here.

If you would like to get involved in regional IMechE activities please contact the Chairman Roshni Wijesekera for more information.

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