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ICE volunteers step up to meet the challenge

01 June 2021

Celebrating National Volunteers Week, ICE president Rachel Skinner thanks all members who volunteer their time to help the institution.

ICE volunteers step up to meet the challenge

ICE President Rachel Skinner, an ICE STEM ambassador herself, marked the extraordinary commitment and contribution of ICE volunteers to the institution's work around the world.

“We know very well that our place as a world-leading institution has been built on the professionalism and the voluntary contribution of our members over more than 200 years.

"While everything else might feel like it's changed over the last year, actually, the power of our joint collective effort and the value it adds is going nowhere. In fact, the challenges presented to this voluntary effort when the Covid pandemic emerged, were huge.

"But we've adapted, we've tried new things, and we've learned. Through all of that, our ICE volunteers have responded brilliantly and have stepped up to meet the changing needs,” she said.

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She goes on to recognise and thank members in a whole range of roles including ICE’s dedicated reviewers, committee members, expert contributors, speakers, STEM Ambassadors, Benevolent Fund visitors, and the Carbon Champions supporting her Shaping Zero campaign on climate action.

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Skinner also outlines how volunteering gives great personal and professional benefits to those getting involved and that the opportunity is there for every member to offer a little, or a lot if you want to, of your expertise and enthusiasm.

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  • Kathryn Denham-Maccioni, digital engagement manager at ICE