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

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.  

Help run your local Section

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.

Join a specialist panel

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. Or 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 panel. 

Become a mentor 

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.

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. 

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