It has previously been proposed that volunteers could receive reduced subscription rates in recognition of their services.
The working party has explored the issue widely and can confirm that the proposal conflicts with the intention of clause 5 of the Royal Charter which says that the IET should not do things “with a view to the pecuniary gain or profit of the members”. This, unfortunately, means that the IET is not able to offer reduced subscription rates to volunteers.
However, the working party continues to work on a full and varied programme of recognition for volunteers - further information on this will be communicated via Volunteer Update and will also be added to this web page as it becomes available.
If you have any comments or queries regarding volunteer recognition, please contact us at email@example.com.