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.
What do our volunteers do?
The DOP has around 150 volunteers at present, who work in a range of different areas. We have numerous groups and sub-committees 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:
- Attendance at a variety of events
- Contributing to the future of the profession and future practitioners
- Developing broader work-based competencies, e.g. team working, project management, resource planning, financial management, and leadership
- Evidence for the Qualification in Occupational Psychology (Stage 2), or as it is known Chartership and continuing professional development with the Health and Care Professions Council
- Networking - with both psychologists and non-psychologists
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 the Division, and further guidance is presented depending on your level of membership and experience in the Division.
It doesn’t matter if you just starting out in your career or have many years of experience, whether you are academic or practitioner, we will have a suitable role for you. Some roles require lots of time, but others can be for a few hours.
We have provided role profiles where possible, but please understand that these may not always be available for all roles at present. Many roles involve a degree of initiative and gaining agreement for proposed actions, rather than being prescriptive.
If you have any questions, please email [email protected]