Every year thousands of volunteers help us to champion better work and working lives. Through activities ranging from organising local branch events, to supporting jobseekers transition from education to meaningful employment, to governing the organisation.

This is your chance to make a positive difference whilst developing skills that will help with your own career journey.

Volunteering can be a short-term, one-off activity such as delivering a talk in a school, or a regular, longer-term activity that fits around your working life, such as mentoring a jobseeker.

Volunteering during COVID-19

As part of our COVID-19 response, we're looking at how we adapt our current support for jobseekers - we'll have more on this soon. We also have a couple of new ways you can volunteer to support charities and SMEs to help them navigate their way through the people/HR challenges that COVID-19 has created. If you're interested in finding out more about how you can support, please email volunteering@cipd.co.uk.

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, all volunteering will take place remotely until such time as it is safe for volunteers to return to face to face meetings with job seekers, schools, charities and other people professionals.

Volunteering allows CIPD members and the profession to showcase the positive impact people professionals can have during this time and in the longer term. The Social Impact team is on hand to support volunteers with any questions and concerns.

The CIPD has created a Coronavirus hub which is regularly updated. This is a free support for members and non-members to access.

Download the results of our volunteer survey below.