We're proud to offer a range of rewarding volunteer opportunities, to drive positive change in the profession and across society. You could:

  • volunteer for Steps Ahead Mentoring to support someone who's out of work to gain confidence and employability skills.

  • support school leadership teams to strengthen their careers education by volunteering for the Enterprise Adviser network.

  • mentor future HR leaders on our Aspiring HRDs programme.

  • support our thriving, vibrant network of 52 local branches run by CIPD members on a voluntary basis.

Volunteering also supports your professional development, including improving confidence, strategic thinking and leadership skills. All our volunteering and mentoring programmes support our work around Inclusion and Diversity, Wellbeing and Skills.

Our volunteering and mentoring programmes

Young people

Support young people as they think about their careers and take their first steps into the workplace

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Make your impact count

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

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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

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CIPD Branches

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

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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.’