Volunteer with IOSH

Every year, hundreds of volunteers work with IOSH staff to support members, share information and promote a safe, healthy world of work. There are plenty of ways you can get involved, so why not apply?

IOSH members have the chance to make a difference to the future of the organisation and contribute to making the world of work a safer place. If you're looking for a fulfilling challenge that will also boost your career development, you're in the right place.

Below, we outline the various volunteer opportunities available with IOSH and we will link to any opportunities to apply and join us.

Which is the volunteer role for you?

Network volunteers

Network committees are the driving force behind our branches, districts and groups. IOSH has 18 industry specific groups and over 40 branches and districts, so there are lots of ways you can get involved as a volunteer within our networks.

Network committees support IOSH in a number of key activities:

  • Engaging with IOSH members and recruiting new members
  • Linking with other networks to organise joint activities
  • Supporting the IOSH brand and corporate strategy, WORK 2022

Applications open in the first quarter of each year. If would you like to be a part of a committee and contribute to making the world of work a safer place, take a look at the details of current vacancies and nominations and elections process.

IOSH groups are run by smaller committees and recruit new committee members on a less regular basis. Find your IOSH Group online and keep an eye out or contact them regarding new vacancies.

Network volunteers

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is responsible for managing the affairs of IOSH and is legally accountable for all the organisation’s activities and results. Trustees will have experience working as a senior manager at a strategic level. As a trustee, you can contribute to IOSH’s development and our vision for a safer and healthier world of work.

Vacancies will be listed on the Board of Trustees page when they are available.

Board of Trustees

Board Committees

Our four Board Committees support the IOSH Board of Trustees in fulfilling their roles and responsibilities to the Institution. This new committee structure has been designed to reflect best governance practice and help us to continue the modernisation of our organisation.

  • Finance and Investment Committee
  • Audit and Risk Committee
  • Performance and Development Committee
  • Policy and Standards Committee

Vacancies will be listed on the Board Committees page when they are available.

Board Committees


Council is IOSH’s representative body, providing advice and guidance on strategic, professional and policy issues for the Institution. It represents the views of members to the Board of Trustees and has the key responsibility for choosing who will represent the Institution as President. Any member can stand for Council, but they need to be nominated in the correct way.

IOSH Council Elections are now open. Find out more about the role and how to apply here.

IOSH Council

External representatives

Many IOSH members represent IOSH on national and international committees. By working with us as official IOSH representatives they champion our vision for a safe and healthy world of work, promoting IOSH’s policies and positions and ensuring our members’ views are represented at all levels. They also benefit from the support of the largest health and safety organisation in the world.

External representatives

Presidential team

The Presidential team works closely with the Institution in an ambassadorial capacity, supporting the delivery of key strategic messages to the membership and globally to the wider occupational health and safety profession.

The President Elect and two new Vice-Presidents are nominated by Council and approved by the membership at its Annual General Meeting. This is also when the President and Immediate Past President are confirmed.

Presidential Team