It’s Volunteers’ Week – a chance for us to highlight the incredible support we get from our volunteers

As an organisation involved in many aspects of professional development – from training and exams through to CPD and recruitment – we rely on the expert advice, support and input of our members to deliver the College’s work.

This Volunteers’ Week (1-7 June), we want to extend a huge thank you to all our volunteers. They are a fundamental part of our organisation and their involvement ensures that we are able to best represent and advocate for pathology services – to medical undergraduates, school students, the public and to stakeholders and government.

“I volunteer for the College because I like the idea of sharing the passion for my work. If I was a teenager starting to get a glimpse of adult life, I would love to see ‘old people’ showing passion for what they do every day – especially when it is something quite interesting like building a real microscope!” Giuseppe Pichierri who volunteered at the Hullaballo Festival.  

How volunteers support us

Alongside members of our Trustee Board – who are responsible for the governance of the College - our volunteers:

  • Sit on the College Council, regional councils and Specialty Advisory Committees and play a fundamental role in advising the College on issues affecting our members
  • Attend interviews and review job descriptions for pathology-related roles to ensure excellence in pathology recruitment
  • Inspire the public and students by taking part in public engagement events and careers fairs
  • Keep our exams running by writing exam questions, marking papers and assessing written projects
  • Oversee training across the country as part of College Specialty Training Committees
  • Help review documents we’re developing from guidelines to new curricula. 
  • Represent us across the world as International and Country Advisors
  • Mentor and support our international trainees who are starting their careers in the UK.

Get involved

There are so many diverse roles available for those who want to volunteer their time to the College. Take a look at our Get Involved pages to see how you could support the work of the College.