Volunteering: Making a positive difference

Volunteering: Making a positive difference

Every year thousands of CIPD members volunteer to help the Institute champion better work and working lives. From organising local branch events, to supporting job seekers transition from education to meaningful employment, and governing the organisation, there are many ways CIPD members can make a positive difference for the benefit of people, organisations and society.

Volunteering with CIPD Manchester

Raise your professional profile

If you aspire, one day, to join our committee, becoming an ambassador is your first step. Ambassadors are volunteers who work alongside our branch committee, supporting our work and that of the CIPD throughout Greater Manchester.

Ambassadors represent a diverse team at various stages in their professional journey, they provide insight and advice to committee members by contributing to strategic and creative projects. Ambassadors also play an important role in assisting committee members in the planning, organisation, delivery and facilitation of our events and other branch activity streams.

Becoming an ambassador has many benefits. Not only does it provide an opportunity to promote good practice and actively contribute to shaping the profession (and our branch) it’s also a great way to raise your professional profile and give back to the profession – as well as being part of a great team!

The more you put in, the more you get out!

We seek dynamic CIPD Members, who are eager support our branch in a variety of ways. Being an active member of our volunteer team will enable you to:

  • Develop new skills
  • Form new connections
  • Work on strategic and creative branch projects
  • Attend in-house development days
  • Enjoy social gatherings
  • Contribute to social media campaigns
  • Live Tweet during events
  • Blog about our activities and the subjects that matter to you
  • Help to curate important events

The minimum requirements for becoming an Ambassador are:

  • Current CIPD or CIPD Student Membership
  • Resident in one of Greater Manchester’s 10 local authorities
  • Availability at lunchtimes and early evenings
  • Ability to collaborate remotely (Zoom / MS Teams)
  • Support face to face events in central Manchester (mostly early evenings from 2022)

Meet our current branch ambassadors

Hear from some of our Ambassadors past and present

How to apply

Ambassador roles are limited in number and highly sought-after. If you are interested in joining our team of Ambassadors, meet the minimum requirements, demonstrate the CIPD values, and are highly motivated with availability (more often than not in the early evening), please complete our online expression of interest formWe’ll acknowledge receipt and advise you of any current or future vacancies.

We look forward to hearing from you!