CIEEM Volunteer Elections Launch: Passion to Progress!

CIEEM is looking to harness the passion of its members by asking them get involved and support its amazing community of volunteers as part of their local geographic section Member Networks, Governing Board and Advisory Forum in 2023! Volunteers are an integral part of the institute without whom CIEEM simply would not be able to deliver outcomes on the scale anywhere near its current reach.

We are now open for nominations for the 2023 Member Network, Governing Board and Advisory Forum Elections (until Wednesday 18th October). Note that every geographic section has multiple roles available, so please do get involved. We are especially interested in hearing from you if you are based in Wales, the East Midlands or North East England, so don’t hesitate to send us a nomination. Find out more about geographic section Member Network roles below…

What do our Geographic Section Member Networks need?

During the early autumn period, CIEEM are looking for volunteers to join the committees of its geographic section Member Networks. These groups aim to connect those in the ecology and environmental management sector together to network, share knowledge and experiences, and to encourage and deliver positive steps to support biodiversity and climate action within their region / country. Crucially, Member Network committee members volunteer their time to provide a platform to share and celebrate regional and national successes, through the medium of field trips, webinars and socials.

They also aim to inspire the next generation by engaging with aspiring ecologists, academics and environmental managers at higher education institutions and leading careers events.

We are particularly keen to receive nominations for Convenor, Vice Convenor and Secretary, where these roles are available. You can find out more about each of the roles available on our Volunteer Opportunities page.

So, what’s in it for you?

The work that geographic section Member Networks do goes a long way towards influencing the ecology and environmental management section within the areas they cover. They bring together representatives from many different organisations, companies and institutions, sharing the overriding objectives of improving conditions for biodiversity and rare species, as well as adjusting / limiting the impacts of the climate crisis!

Being an active committee member on your regional / national CIEEM Member Network is widely considered in the sector to be an honorable, influential and important role. There are fantastic opportunities to enhance both your CPD and CV!

The opportunities for networking and influencing your own career are fantastic, and you will be helping CIEEM to share good practice and push for positive policy changes in your area but connecting with people directly, which it would otherwise not have the resources to do.

Volunteers are a vital part of CIEEM’s mission, and we want to make sure they have all the skills, knowledge and re sources to complete their roles. CIEEM offers a full induction for all roles, and 1:1 support from members of staff is always on offer if they need it. Don’t hold back, and send in a nomination to join our fantastic geographic section Member Network teams.

Come and inspire, share your passion with others in the sector and be part of our supportive community!

Thank you in advance for any nominations received, and if you have any questions, do not hesitate to get in touch by emailing us at