Thinking about volunteering and wondering if it is for you?
We have a vibrant network of 49 AAT branches run by 300+ member volunteers across the UK. Each branch runs courses and events in all areas of accounting, tax, and professional development, and offers support and valuable networking opportunities to members. These events would not be possible without the commitment and enthusiasm of our volunteers.
There are many benefits of volunteering, both personal and professional. These include:
- Directly contributing to the branch events in your area
- Gaining new skills and valuable experience
- Networking with expert speakers, AAT professional members and AAT students
- Improving your communication and team working skills
- Boosting your CV
- Opportunities for CPD learning and development
I want to volunteer
Whether you are looking to take a lead role or simply provide a small amount of support, there are positions on AAT branch committees for everyone.
To see how and where you can utilise your skills why not take a look at some branch committee roles and responsibilities (PDF).
You don't have to take on a formal role to get involved, you're free to choose your own level of involvement and utilise your existing skill set. There is a range of volunteering opportunities available.
AAT support and training
The Branch Network team are on hand to help you participate in your local committee and engage with your fellow members with confidence. Some of the assistance available includes:
- Branch network training workshops - run twice a year these provide the chance to receive top level training on relevant issues, plus the opportunity to network with fellow committee members from other branches
- Branch regional forums - these twice yearly events are an opportunity for the committee to get together with AAT's Branch Network team to receive an update on current head office projects, identify areas where further support would be helpful and share best practice with the other committees in your region
- Regular contact with head office - you will have designated contacts to ensue your queries are dealt with timely and effectively
"All the training I have attended has been relevant, interesting and useful"
"The training days are a great chance to meet members from other branches, share best practice and get vital training"
Upon joining a committee you will be required to sign the Branch Network Agreement (PDF) which sets out the objectives of the branch network, the committee, what is required and the support provided by AAT.