Volunteer opportunities

Volunteering Opportunities with BSAVA

The BSAVA could not function without its volunteer community. Volunteers help in all areas of the Association and we are always delighted to hear from potential candidates about areas that are of interest to them. We are currently looking to fill several positions, including Trustee/Director level roles. Full information on the vacancies and how to apply can be found in the links below. 

Time commitment

Members of committees are asked to attend meetings, the amount will depend on the relevant committee and post, to be an active participant between meetings on email discussions and to work on any assigned projects and tasks. Appointments are for one year, renewable annually for up to three years but progression through the volunteer structure is encouraged and any training requirements are met through the Volunteer Development Programme.

In exchange for your time 

You will be able to take part in the Volunteer Development Programme, which will provide training that may be useful in your day job and will equip you to progress within the Association, should this interest you in the future. You may also be eligible for complimentary attendance at CPD, complimentary registration for BSAVA Congress and in addition attendance at all committee meetings can be claimed as CPD within your RCVS log. Volunteering also affords you the opportunity to network with like minded peers, often resulting in a catch up with universities friends or making new links within the profession.

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Chair of Education Committee


The current postholder finishes their tenure in April 2021, therefore we would like to receive applications from people who are interested in leading this important committee forward. Education is key to the success of the Association and the role is supported by a Head of Education and a team of staff at Woodrow House, as well as other likeminded volunteers who sit on this committee. The successful applicant will become Vice Chair in April 2020, moving into the Chair role in 2021, making this a four year commitment.  

Role Profile

Application Form

If you are interested in any of the roles currently being advertised and want an informal chat, please don’t hesitate to get in contact via email to arrange, volunteer@bsava.com


Chair of Summit Working Group

In 2019 the BSAVA launched a new event, Summit, in its calendar, which was held in London in December. This event will be repeated in December 2020 and we are looking to form a working group to innovate new content, plan, deliver and promote this event, working alongside permanent staff at the BSAVA. A Chair is required to lead, motivate and organise this group. The chair will act as the point of contact between the group and the staff at BSAVA. The reporting line for the Chair will be to BSAVA Board but they will have considerable autonomy in programme design, speaker selection and other aspects of the conference within the confines of the budgeted expenditure. Applicants should be a current BSAVA member. The Terms of Reference for this committee and the role description for the position of Chair are available below, along with the application form. 

Role Profile

Application Form

Terms of Reference

The deadline to submit an application for this role is 15th May 2020. Your completed application form and a supporting letter should be forwarded to the Volunteers Manager on volunteer@bsava.com

Closing date for all applications is Friday 15th May 2020.  All applications to be submitted to volunteer@bsava.com.

More information

to find out about the various opportunities or to gain some general understanding of the volunteer community of BSAVA please email volunteer@bsava.com or visit the Volunteer Area of the website.

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