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, and you would like to get more closely involved with IOSH, now is your opportunity as we are recruiting for various IOSH central governance positions.

What do I need to do?

  • Check this list of volunteer roles at IOSH
  • Click on the name of a volunteer role to find out more about it
  • Fill out the relevant form for each of the roles you're interested in (required fields are marked *)
  • We'll contact you with more details.

Which is the volunteer role for you?

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees is appointed by the Council and is responsible for developing and setting the Institution’s strategy and overseeing its implementation. It ensures efficient and effective governance and management of IOSH through the Chief Executive and the Senior Leadership Team, who make the day-to-day operational decisions.

The trustees are also legally accountable for all IOSH activities, assets and results, ensuring compliance with the charity’s objects, its governing documents and all relevant legislation and regulation.

The Board of Trustees consists of five Corporate Members of the Institution, five Independents (non-members of the Institution) and the Chairman, who is also a non-member of the Institution.

For more information and how to apply to join the Board, see the new website.


Council’s role is to champion and represent the views of members to the Board of Trustees. It provides advice and guidance on matters of strategy and policy relating to the objects of the Institution, on issues relevant to members, on the membership of IOSH and on the occupational safety and health profession. Council carefully considers information and evidence provided by the Board of Trustees in order to enable it to ensure that the Board of Trustees is acting in the best interests of the Institution and its members.

It is also responsible for the appointment of the Chairman and trustees to the Board of Trustees, as well as nominating the President Elect and Vice-Presidents to be approved at the Annual General Meeting by the membership. Find out more about becoming a Council member.

Nominations Committee

Reporting to Council, the Nominations Committee is responsible for filling vacancies in the IOSH governance structure, including the Board of Trustees and standing committees. Read more and enquires