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.