Volunteering

The Institute of Internal Auditors – Australia and IIA Global have a number of opportunities for members to volunteer their services.

 Depending where you are on your career path, Volunteering opportunities provide you with many benefits, including:

  • You can make a real difference to the development of the profession
  • It looks great on your resume
  • It provides you with a chance to upskill
  • It makes you happier and healthier – it is good for the mind and body
  • Life satisfaction which is at least partially dependent on living a life with purpose and meaning
  • It provides a chance to build your professional and personal network.

IIA-Australia

Writing factsheets or white papers - View the current factsheets and white papers. If you have an idea for a new factsheet or whitepaper submit your idea/s to IAassist@iia.org.au  and guidance will be provided. Before publication the material is reviewed by an expert practitioner.

Mentoring - Chapter Councils coordinate mentoring programs. Respond to the calls for mentors made via email.  

Leadership roles - Board, Chapter Councils, Board Committees. The Call for Nominations is made in the early part of the year for Directors and members of Board Committees; late April for Chapter Councils (Chair, Vice Chair and Councillors). Charters for the Board, Chapter Councils and Board Committees provide an outline of what is expected:

Board
Board Committees  
Chapter Councils 

Presenting – the member meetings organised by each Chapter Council could be a good opportunity for a presentation to be made on best practices, personal experiences, and knowledge. Explore your idea/s with your Chapter Chair or send an email to enquiry@iia.org.au.

Conferences – accept invitations to participate in focus groups used to develop conference programs. Accept invitations to work with staff during a conference. Accept invitations to present a conference session. All invitations are sent via email. Enquiries to speakers@iia.org.au.

Committee work – members with particular subject expertise can volunteer for external (to the IIA-Australia) committee work eg with Standards Australia.  (This is usually by invitation from the external body to the IIA-Australia).

IIA Global

Become an author for Internal Auditor magazine and other publications. Click here for further information.  

Write exam questions if you are Certified - further information.
Contribute to guidance development - further information
Join a Global Committee. Click here for more details about Committees and the work they do. 

Rewards for Volunteering

  • Personal satisfaction
  • CPE points
  • Recognition
    • Recognition for IIA-Australia members who are volunteers currently involves
      • Presentation of a Certificate of Appreciation (eg to retiring Directors and Councillors; mentors; various members providing volunteer service)
      • Letter of appreciation (any member; initiated by Chapter Chairs or member of staff or Directors)
      • Listing in the Annual Report
      • Email thank you from the President.
      • Invitation to an end of year celebration
      • Depending on volunteer position, receive reimbursement of out of pocket expenses
      • Bob McDonald Award (limited application)
      • Nominations for IIA Global Awards
      • Nominations for Australian honours.

Commitment

Time commitment varies according to the volunteer opportunity taken up.

  • For meetings of any type you need to be prepared to attend the meeting/s, participate, prepare for and perhaps work on a task for the meeting between meetings.
  • Presentations: Preparation time is roughly three times the presentation time, plus the presentation itself.
  • Writing – 10 to 25 hours depending on what is being written.
  • Mentoring – six months is the usual initial commitment, with at least one hour each two months contact with the mentee.

If you wish to discuss any of the above please contact Julie Young, Executive Officer & Company Secretary at governance@iia.org.au.