Melbourne Volunteers Cocktail Party

The Institute recently ran volunteers cocktail parties in Melbourne and Sydney as a thank you to all those who give their time, passion, and ideas to contribute to the Institute’s goals.

615 members are volunteers, a massive 14% of us (and 25% of Fellows). We are a small profession, and so it is heartening to see that so many of us are so willing to give back to the community, by volunteering their time.

At the recent Melbourne event, I met people who volunteer in many different ways, for many different reasons.

Some of the ways people volunteer include:

  • the education process, including writing course material, tutoring, marking, and examining;
  • committees, such as those for practice areas, setting policies, communications and publications, and organising events; and
  • mentoring, either through the Actuaries Institute program, a work organised arrangement, or through their own network.

Some of the reasons people gave for volunteering include:

  • to meet new people;
  • to learn from more experienced actuaries;
  • for CPD points; and
  • it looks great on your CV!

There are many ways to get involved, so if you’re interested in volunteering please keep an eye out in the Bulletin, or get in touch with the Institute to let them know. No matter your age, location, or membership status, there will be a volunteering opportunity right for you.

Find out more at http://www.actuaries.asn.au/becoming-an-actuary/volunteering.

CPD: Actuaries Institute Members can claim two CPD points for every hour of reading articles on Actuaries Digital.

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