Opportunities are always popping up to get involved as a CIPR volunteer and you'll find details of our latest roles on this page.

Standing for Board, Council and President
Elections for President and seats on our Board and Council take place once each year. There is a formal call for nominations, usually in September, and candidates have to be participating in CIPR CPD and able to meet other eligibility criteria to stand.

CIPR Groups
CIPR Groups represent the views and needs of members across the UK, overseas and in wide ranging industry sectors and disciplines.  Many groups appoint their committees at their AGM's in September and October so it's worth getting in touch with our Groups a few months in advance if you're keen to serve on a committee.

Volunteer opportunities

Events volunteer, CIPR Crisis Communications Network
We are looking for an events manager to help us organise our events. The role would involve planning and coordinating events from start to finish, making the appropriate bookings, supervising the creation of artwork, and liaising with the committee, speakers and CIPR. We estimate that the time commitment would be approximately 5 hours per month. If you are interested and would like to discuss the role further, please contact Katherine Sykes at katherine.sykes@marlandsykes.com

The Corporate & Financial Group are looking for Committee Members
We’re looking for new Committee members, with a particular focus on helping co-ordinate event activities for the group. please click here to learn more

Volunteer Committee member

The CIPR Corporate & Financial Group is looking for an additional volunteer Committee member to support its media talks and events programme on the latest issues in corporate communications. To find out more or to apply please email the Group Administrator, Sue Owen

Events volunteer, CIPR Health

The CIPR Health Group is on the hunt for an events volunteer to support a growing programme of events around mental health, wellbeing and more. To find out more and apply, please email Group Chair Rachel Royall.

Social media volunteer, CIPR Midlands
The CIPR Midlands Group would welcome a new volunteer to join them to manage their social media channels. This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to get involved but doesn’t want the commitment of attending Group committee meetings. This role will help provide great visibility of what’s happening across CIPR as well as helping to promote local Midlands events and PR community.   To find out more and apply, please email  Group Chair Aimee Postle.

The CIPR East Anglia group   
We are looking for two new members, ideally one to help support our events programme, and one to support our social media activity. We are flexible though so if you have skills in other areas but are keen to join, then please do still get in touch. To find out more and apply, please contact the Chair, Ruth Jackson, by emailing cipreastanglia@gmail.com.

Volunteers to join the Wessex Committee
The Wessex Group is looking for CIPR members to join the committee to help support our monthly events and engagement across the South region. It’s not a huge commitment, we currently meet once per month online and have a rota for managing our social media channels. If you would like to get to find out more and apply, please email Group Chair Lisa Preston. lisa@amplify-pr.co.uk

Events volunteer, CIPR Tourism and Hospitality 
The newly-launched CIPR Tourism and Hospitality Group is open for new volunteer applications. The group brings together PR and communication professionals working within the sector to provide peer support and discuss challenges and opportunities within the tourism and hospitality industries. To find out more and apply, please email  group chair Kirstie Nickson.

Opportunity in the Mental Health taskforce
The #Mentalhealth and #Wellbeing taskforce, part of @CIPRHealth, is on the lookout for volunteers to support a growing programme of work. If you want to roll up your sleeves & get involved, get in touch on Twitter with taskforce leads Jo Twiselton @jotwis  or Janine Hogan @Jerikko  to find out more.

iprovision trustees
iprovision is the benevolent fund for CIPR members and their dependents.  For more than fifty years it has been providing financial support and advice to CIPR members and since 2020 it has supported our Mental Health hotline.  iprovision is a charitable incorporated organisation (details can be found on the charity commission website).  It is run by volunteer trustees with positions available on its Board from time to time.   

Trustees are responsible for overseeing the overall running of Iprovision. They consider confidentially all Iprovision applications from CIPR members for help, make decisions including awarding grants and follow up. Additionally, Trustees have responsibilities for fundraising, and managing the funds entrusted to Iprovision. Trustees are expected to attend quarterly meetings of the iprovision trustees in London; dates usually fixed a year in advance. Travel expenses are paid; there may be some contact between meetings and occasionally working groups on specific issues (in recent past has related to amending constitution and planning for 50th anniversary.)  Opportunities for trustee training and development where possible. Occasionally trustees undertake visits to potential beneficiaries.  

If you are interested in serving as a trustee of iprovision, please email Alastair McCapra with a brief statement of what you think you could bring to the role.


Register your interest

If you would like to hear about relevant volunteering opportunities as they become available, please register your details and we will be in touch.