The work of the Division is largely achieved through the dedication of unpaid volunteers. Our volunteers come from a wide range of different backgrounds, whether they be practitioners or academics, or full members or in-training members.
The positions of Chair, Honorary Secretary and Honorary Treasurer are also filled by volunteers.
What do our volunteers do?
The DOP has around 150 volunteers at present, who work in a range of different areas. We have numerous working groups that our members can get involved with.
Without our volunteers, many activities would not have been achieved, including the annual conference; our workshops, CPD and networking events; OP Matters; links with other professional bodies; and the DOP awards and award ceremonies.
Benefits of volunteering
There are many benefits to volunteering:
Getting involved in the DOP
You can nominate yourself for the executive positions of Chair, Honorary Secretary, Honorary Treasurer or Strategy Group Convenor when the annual call for nominations goes out in October/November. When more than one nomination is received for a position, a ballot is sent out for members to vote on.
Working group volunteers
Volunteers on working groups are not elected - you can get involved with them at any time. For more information on how to do this, please visit the working groups area of the website.
The DOP is currently looking for volunteers so if you would like to find out more please contact us at [email protected], or complete the statement of interest form by clicking on the link below:
The DOP relies on a wide range of people getting involved. It is an open and inclusive community, just like the profession it represents. The only requirement is that you are a member (of any grade) of the Division. We want you if you:
If you have any questions, please email [email protected].
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