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Volunteer opportunities

Find out how you can volunteer in the Midlands

Regional Council

The council meets four times annually, to shape local support to members and students, to raise the profile of CIPFA regionally and to provide a link with CIPFA HQ. In addition, members have the opportunity to become involved in events, seminars and other initiatives across the region. Nominations to council are sought in December and any elections are held in February or March. However, there is always space for a willing volunteer and a number of co-opted roles are currently vacant. To find out more or to express an interest, please contact us:

Regional events

Members and students really appreciate being able to attend a range of evening and afternoon meetings on topical subjects at local venues, together with keystone events such as the region's annual seminar. Volunteers are needed to join the regional events team to plan future seminars and events. No experience is needed, just enthusiasm! You will be expected to attend planning meetings from time to time and to help in the arranging of at least one meeting or event in the Midlands during the year. For more information please contact the events team.

Sixth Form Management games

If you're a CIPFA member or student, please consider volunteering to help with the management games which are held across the region in June and July for post-16 students. You will have an enjoyable and rewarding time and add to your professional skills, too! We are looking for support from members – general, student and retired, all welcome – to help take forward these very successful games. Please download a briefing for more information.

Other volunteer opportunities

Treasurer Trustee Vacancy (April 2021): Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) UK, a national medical charity that supports people with postural tachycardia syndrome, is seeking a new trustee and treasurer due to the retirement of a much-valued colleague. With previous experience of charity work and/or accounting/finance skills, the treasurer would work closely with and be supported by the secretary and chair. This role requires a maximum of 2-3hrs per week.

PoTS is a common and disabling, but under-recognised condition that affects mostly younger women. Our charity provides patient support, educates healthcare professionals, lobbies for better services and facilitates research. If you are seeking a new voluntary role and a new challenge, please for further information.

Other opportunities will be posted here as they arise. However, if you have particular skills to offer, or are in need of volunteers, please let us know!