CIPR volunteers are the lifeblood of our organisation.  There are always new opportunities to get involved and you'll find all the details of our latest roles on this page.

Diverse perspectives and experiences matter to us at the CIPR and together we recognise that we can build a stronger, more diverse PR profession that represents the communities we serve. Help us to reshape our profession through volunteering at the CIPR. 

Learn more about our commitment to improving equity, diversity and inclusion in the profession. 

Standing for President, Board and Council
Elections for President and seats on our Board take place every other year. Council elections take place every other year, where there is a formal call for nominations around September, and candidates have to be participating in CIPR CPD and able to meet other eligibility criteria to stand.
The next Council elections will take place in 2024.
Recent President-Elect (2024) elections have been closed.  Please click here for more information .

Call for Board members 2024-2025
We are seeking three new members to join the CIPR’s Board of Directors, which has legal responsibility for the governance of the Institute. 
There are 11 seats on the Board, of which three are open for election this year. Members elected will serve a two-year term from 1 January 2024 to 31 December 2025. 
The choice of who will serve as a Director is made by our 2023 Council   who will vote when they meet on 7 December 2023. 
The deadline for nominations is Monday 13 November 2023. More information on how to apply and forms here.



Group volunteer opportunities

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.

CIPR Cymru
The Cymru committee has a reputation for delivering a wide programme of training, networking, panels and conferences, plus the best PRide Awards night in the UK. Probably. The committee has seen some changes recently because members keep getting new and exciting roles, and moving on. So, if you are a member living or working in Wales, your committee needs you. We are looking to reenergise the events programme to include: monthly online lunch and learn session, quarterly in-person networking and guest speaker events around Wales, a spring conference, summer social, PRide Awards, AGM with campaign showcase and in-person training. We are looking for 7-10 new committee members and co-optees from all sectors and career points. If you are interested and want to find out more about volunteering and driving the success of CIPR Cymru, please drop an email to John Wilkinson on

Scotland Group
The CIPR Scotland Committee is looking for new committee members and a Budget Manager to help us deliver a programme of informative and valuable events that your colleagues will love. It couldn't be a more exciting year for the CIPR in Scotland. If you are interested in joining the CIPR Scotland Committee regarding these roles, please get in touch:

Sports Network

The Sports Network launched in autumn 2022, hosting a well-received virtual event ahead of the World Cup, with speakers Adrian Bevington and Owen Hargreaves. The Network are looking for new volunteers to join the committee. The committee plan to meet virtually on a regular basis, engage with CIPR members via email and social media, and coordinate events of interest. If you have experience or keen interest in the sports industry and a few hours a week to spare, Co-Chair David Alexander would love to hear from you, just register your interest at the bottom of the page. 

Corporate & Financial Group
We are seeking additional volunteers to become Committee members for the CIPR Corporate & Financial Group, with a particular focus on helping co-ordinate event activities for the group.

Working with the Group’s Committee Secretary, the role would include planning and co-ordinating upcoming group events and marketing, collaborating with other committee members on event ideas, ensuring that we deliver a relevant and interesting events programme to engage existing and future members effectively. The Group holds c. six lunchtime media events a year, three panel events, a summer party and annual dinner.

It would suit someone from an in-house or agency background who is keen to make the time to get involved with an industry group, grow their own network and build their social capital along the way. We actively encourage and welcome interest from volunteers from Black, Asian and other Ethnic Minority backgrounds as part of our commitment to grow diverse representation among our membership.

We would love to hear from you. Please send your CV with a short statement (500 words maximum) on why you want to be involved to Sue Owen – by latest 20th January 2024.

Independent Practitioners' Network
The IP Network are looking for new volunteers. If you are a freelancer who would like to get involved in making the most of your membership, why not become a  volunteer and help to facilitate networking opportunities and relevant updates for your peers? If this sounds like something you would like to do, we'd love to hear from you. Just register your interest using the button below. 

Greater London Group
The Greater London Group is looking to recruit co-opted members to come and help us deliver our plans for the rest of the year.  Committee life is great, the team - led by Andy West, are super passionate and ambitious about delivering great events, sharing insight relevant to PR practitioners of all walks and more importantly, enacting change.  

Volunteering hours range from 1-5 per month, depending on how busy it is. 20 CPD points are available for active volunteers too. Further info about the committee is here

Email the Greater London Group or find Committee Member Naomi Smith on the CIPR Connect App to find out more. 

Wessex Group 
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.

STEM Group
The STEM Group is open to new volunteers, if you work in a STEM field and would like to find out more about joining our small, friendly committee, please do get in touch with register your interest below and we'll be in touch! 



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