Support young people as they think about their careers and take their first steps into the workplace
We're proud to offer a range of rewarding volunteer opportunities, all working to drive positive change in the profession and across wider society. You could:
- volunteer to mentor someone out of work to gain confidence and employability skills
- support school leadership teams to develop careers programmes for students
- mentor future leaders
- support our thriving, vibrant network of 52 local branches run by CIPD members on a voluntary basis.
For many of our volunteers, whilst they are working with us to drive change in their own and other organisations, volunteering also supports their own professional development. Volunteering helps to develop key skills including confidence, strategic thinking and leadership. All our volunteering and mentoring programmes support our work around Inclusion and Diversity, Wellbeing and Skills.
Our volunteering and mentoring programmes
Volunteering through one of our programmes is a great way to develop and demonstrate the core knowledge and behaviour standards set out in the Profession Map and truly live the purpose and values
Hear from some of our amazing volunteers as they share their experiences
Meet the people who’ve been helped by our volunteer programmes
Information and advice for organisations on supporting parents back to the workplace after a career break, as well as a dedicated area for parent returners
Our network of local branches creates one of the most vibrant and engaging face-to-face communities for people professionals across the UK. With over 1,000 CPD, learning and networking activities across the year, the branches are one of our strongest channels to engage and support the profession
CIPD Chief Executive, Peter Cheese, says: ‘Our focus in recent years has been to develop new opportunities for HR and L&D professionals to share and enhance their skills and experience while giving back to wider communities. These opportunities, all in support of championing better work and working lives, have inspired thousands more of you to volunteer, contributing to the reputation and influence of the CIPD and wider profession. I am immensely proud to head up an organisation where thousands of members are prepared to give back to each other and the wider world in this way, reinforcing the values we have as a profession.’
Watch our webinar to find out how our volunteers having been using their professional expertise to help others during the pandemic.
As part of our COVID-19 response, we worked to support those in critical need of HR expertise through both new and refreshed volunteer programmes
6 in 10 secure employment through Steps Ahead Mentoring
75% of pupils are career ready due to Enterprise Advisers
100% of Returner Champions made workplace changes to support flexible working, inclusive work culture and widen their talent pool
3 programmes developed to support people during COVID-19