Get Involved

There are many benefits of volunteering which can be an enriching and rewarding way to give something back to the industry of which you are a part.

Ways to volunteer

There are several volunteering opportunities, many of which are directly linked to the governance of the Institution. More details about the structure of IGEM can be found on the Council and committees page. If you are thinking about volunteering, you may wish to consider the following options.

Become an ordinary member of Council

Becoming an ordinary member of the IGEM Council is your opportunity to contribute to the future direction of the Institution. This volunteering opportunity is only open to members. Who knows you might just be a future President.

Participate or chair a committee

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Our committees are designed to provide us with the specialist expertise required to conduct our operations effectively and efficiently and to ensure that we maximise the resources that we have available to support our members and the wider industry. IGEM committees are made up of volunteer members with a wealth of experience who are willing to contribute and provide valuable input in the decision making process.  

Learn more about IGEM's Committees and Working Groups 


Help run your local IGEM Section

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IGEM has eight local Sections covering the UK and a Far East District Section that covers Hong Kong and China.

All of our Sections are run by volunteer members who sit on a committee consisting of a Chairperson, Vice Chair, Deputy Vice Chair, Secretary and Treasurer (IGEM's Finance department acts as Treasurer for some Sections). These individuals are supported by the Immediate Past Chair and 6-9 ordinary committee members. 

Learn more about IGEM's Sections around the world.


Join a specialist panel

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Our technical standards cover a wide range of specialist areas of engineering expertise and we are always seeking experts to assist us in updating existing standards and producing new ones. You can do this by participating in one of our technical panels

Join our editorial panel and help make Gas International, the official journal of IGEM, an interesting and worthwhile read for our members and subscribers. Perhaps your knowledge lies with the history of the gas industry and you would like to contribute to the Historic Gas Times, the quarterly newsletter produced by our history

Learn more about IGEM's Technical Panels 


Become a mentor 

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Help others to achieve their potential and reach their desired membership grade by becoming a mentor.

You will be provided with full training in order for you to assist those who wish to use the technical report option to gain membership of the Institution. Your contributions will not only benefit those you mentor but will safeguard with standards of excellence expected from members of professional engineering institutions.


Why volunteer? Why volunteer?

Volunteering with IGEM can help you make new industry contacts, learn new skills and even advance your career. Below is a summary of what we think are the main benefits of getting involved. But don’t just take our word for it. Have a look at the testimonials from some of our current volunteers.

Become part of our community of gas professionals

Volunteering connects you with others, making it a great way to extend your network of industry contacts and strengthen your relationship with existing contacts. By committing to a shared activity and sharing your knowledge and experience with like-minded professionals, you will find that they share theirs with you.

The exchange of information and views is the foundation upon which the IGEM community is built and is central to the role that we play in supporting the gas industry by defining standards, promoting best practice and advocating the achievement of the highest standards of professional excellence.

Increase your self-confidence

Volunteering can provide a healthy boost to your self-confidence and self-esteem. Knowing that you are involved in activities that will benefit others working in your industry provides a sense of accomplishment and is very satisfying.

Contribute to your own continuing professional development

Volunteering keeps you in regular contact with others working in the same field and in doing so is just one way of keeping yourself up to date with the latest changes affecting your area of work. Participation in volunteer activities can contribute to your CPD record. 

Learn new skills and advance your career

Volunteering for IGEM can help you extend your knowledge of an area that interests you. In addition to signing up as a volunteer we offer opportunities for individuals to sit in on committee and panel meetings as a learning exercise.

Boosting your understanding of a particular area may help you to define your career path or open the door to new job opportunities, as you meet others working in an area of the gas industry that interests you. You may just meet your future employer!

Even if you’re not considering your next career move, volunteering can help you hone lots of workplace skills such as team work, problem-solving, project management and communication.

Volunteering vacancies

To make the most of your knowledge and expertise it’s important to find the right volunteer vacancy. If you think you have something to offer we would love to hear from you. Simply complete the expression of interest form below, including reference to the area of our work you are interested in and a member of the team will give you a call.