1 June 2023
by Dr Colin Church FIMMM

A thank you to all IOM3 active supporters & volunteers

1-7 June marks Volunteers’ Week in the UK and IOM3 wants to recognise the significant contribution volunteers make to our communities.

We are acutely aware that IOM3 active supporters and volunteers are working hard, often alongside full-time roles, 12 months of the year to support the Institute in providing modern, flexible services; quality technical content; and value for money. So, thank you.

With such a breadth of technologies, processes, sectors and industries across membership, volunteers are uniquely placed to play a vital role in our success, supporting IOM3 in delivering its charitable purposes and supporting its members. We often see first-hand the mutual benefits that come from volunteering, whether that be for IOM3 or those kindly donating a few hours a month.

If you are interested to find out more, I strongly encourage visiting our jobs page online. The Institute often has a range of roles available, from accreditation to outreach, training or governance. Should there be an area not currently seeking volunteers, then please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you would like to get involved, via our main volunteering page.

IOM3 CEO Dr Colin Church FIMMM

There are many ways to volunteer and participate in IOM3 depending on your skills, preferences and how much time you have available... Volunteering for IOM3 is rewarding, sometimes takes you outside your comfort zone and provides opportunities to develop new skills or learn about topics outside your core knowledge.

Dr Fiona Robinson FIMMM

Women in Materials, Minerals & Mining Vice-Chair & IOM3 Energy Materials Group Leadership Team

I get to meet new people both from my community and from the wider IOM3 communities. I find it incredible what our members are working on or researching into. I feel in some small way that I am a part of their professional development. I am also able to see first-hand best practice applications which can help in the development of my own colleagues.

Jim Shields

Membership Committee Chair, Scrutineer & Interviewer for Engineering and Scientific Registrations

To gain the benefits of volunteering for the Institute you need to be prepared to put in your time, which is often your most precious asset, particularly when you are at an early stage in your career. However, whatever you put in you get back many times over.

Prof Paul Hogg CEng CSci FIMMM

IOM3 Composites Group Chair



Dr Colin Church FIMMM

Chief Executive, IOM3