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Meet the volunteers

There are many ways you can get involved with the IET. A few of our volunteers share their experiences...

Volunteers are the powerhouse of the IET – leading, sharing, discussing, presenting, steering, assessing, editing and being ambassadors to deliver our vision and mission all around the world.

Achieving the IET’s goals relies on effective “one team” working between IET staff, who provide functional expertise, and volunteers, who provide the reach and technical capabilities to deliver our strategy.

We've created a series of joint working case studies to showcase how IET volunteers and staff are working together to achieve the Institution's goals.

You can also read our individual volunteer case studies below as well as find more case studies from our Members across the different membership and registration categories.


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Meet Virginia Hodge

IET trustee Virginia Hodge highlights how volunteering for the IET has shaped her own career, having given her the chance to network, hone new skills and gain experience in different roles.



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Meet Tom Hlaing

As an IET volunteer, Tom’s made a difference to how the organisation is run at both a local and international level and has had the opportunity to get involved with managerial and structural changes.



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Meet David Whale

As an IET volunteer David hopes to inspire the engineers of tomorrow. He builds relationships between the IET and schools, supporting STEM-focused afterschool clubs and talking to pupils about what it means to be an engineer.



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Meet Edwin Morton

A long-time active IET member, Edwin has dedicated over 30 years to promoting engineering and supporting his professional community across North America and beyond.



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Meet Richard Fong

Richard first became an active IET member when a local branch was established in Singapore. Since retiring from his full-time engineering role, he’s held many volunteering positions at both local and international level.



Rhys Phillips IET Volunteer

Meet Rhys Phillips

Award winning Rhys works closely with the South Wales Local Networks in planning events and finding speakers. He’s most proud of developing his Pythagorean Cabaret nights, now an annual event on the network’s calendar.



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Meet David Parr

Through his IET volunteer roles David has helped hundreds of engineers attain professional registration. By mentoring and working as a PRA he’s also gained skills that have helped him in his own career.